Joe is an ex apprentice who trained and worked on the Pilkington's Glass site complex as a young man.
Shouldn't Throw Stones - The View of a Night Watchman is a body of work produced by Photographer/Artist Kevin Casey. Casey creates work for commission in both commercial and Fine Art practices. Trying to survive as a practising artist and provide for a family is an increasingly difficult task to do in todays culture. Because of this Kevin has had to take a variety of jobs to gain a regular income and try to sustain a creative practice. He has been working as a Night Watchman/Security guard at the ex HQ of what was a Glass manufacturing Empire 'Pilkington's' in St Helens Merseyside. He has documented his role as a Night Watchman and the working life of the current employees that still remain on the 32 acre complex. He has also collected archive materials of what remains from the glass industry archive items left on site. Part of the project has involved interviews with ex workers from the organisation from the 1960's to the present day as part of a film installation. The works will be displayed as a site specific exhibition on the grounds of the Former Pilkington's HQ, there will also be a book launch to coincide with the exhibition. The large body of work has been a collaborative process with writers, architects, academics, sound engineers, drone pilots, graphic designers, musicians and has gained sponsorship from a variety of creative industries and partners as well as achieving Arts Council England funding.
Music by TVAM (Joe Oxley)
Graphics by Matt Lewis
Archive materials provided by Alexandra Business Park
With thanks to Awesome Liverpool