Rail operator, Avanti West Coast, has invited artists from the local community to create a bespoke mural at Wigan North Western to celebrate the area’s heritage.
Avanti West Coast and Wigan Community Rail has asked artists to put forward their ideas that will “champion” the history, people and places of the town, in Greater Manchester.
The Wigan North Western Mural Project is being funded by Avanti West Coast as part of their Station Community Fund and aims to transform a blank space at the station.
A panel will choose the winning design, and volunteers and young people will help bring the mural to life.
If you are interested in finding out more about the mural, and to see an Artists Brief, then please click here.
The deadline for applications is Sunday 16th May 2021.
Suzanne Nicholls, Avanti West Coast Community Champion at Wigan North Western, said: “We are so excited to be working with Wigan Community Rail to bring some colour to Wigan North Western station.
“The unique artwork will transform the subway – reflecting the history of the town and community we live in and serve. We’re sure it will bring some cheer to our customers, local community and the Avanti West Coast team for many years to come.”
Dr Steph Dermott, Community Rail Development Officer at Wigan Community Rail, said: “This mural will be a great opportunity to showcase local creative talent and gives the community an opportunity to choose people and places that are important to them and celebrate Wigan. We will shortly be launching our Wigan Heroes campaign for nominations.”
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