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SHOULDN’T THROW STONES – The view of a Night Watchman - Exhibition and Tour

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Alexander Business Park (Tower Reception)

Prescot Rd

St. Helens

WA10 3TP

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SHOULDN’T THROW STONES – The view of a Night Watchman, is the culmination of a two year project undertaken by artist Kevin Casey. Part documentary photography, part archival re-presentation and part making ends meet, as Casey’s ‘night job’ as an on-site security guard at the former Pilkington Glass Headquarters became his ‘day job’ as an artist, the work presented tells the story of an uncertain future, tense present and captivating past.

The collection, including C-Type prints, archive film, projections and uncovered artefacts also testifies to the situation that Casey found himself in - part voyeur and part guardian - whilst drawing the viewers' attention to the vicissitudes of contemporary capitalism and its contested relationship to our recent industrial and manufacturing past.

Further to the works on display at Alexandra Park, visitors to the exhibition will have the opportunity to visit selected spaces within the former Pilkington Glass complex, designed by the mid 20th Century Architect, Edwin Maxwell Fry, of Fry and Drew. A short tour will include a visit to the modernist Tower whose Armourclad panels have dominated the skyline of St. Helen’s since the complexes construction in the late 1950s. Avinash Chandra’s back-lit, abstract relief panel of stained, fused glass and Jon Humphrey Spender’s artwork can also be viewed, as well as the panelled lift lobby, former canteen and elements of the landscaped grounds, including the north lake and concrete bridge.

As much of the site is not normally publicly accessible, the exhibition and short tour provides a rare opportunity to view a Modernist landmark and exhibited materials that possess a deep local and global significance.

On the day of your tour, please arrive promptly at the Tower Reception where you will be met by your exhibition guide. There will be limited parking available on site. Any under 18s must be accompanied by an adult. For anyone with any accessiblity issues please contact us via Eventbrite or through info@shouldntthrowstones.co.uk.



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