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(free of charge) will include a visit to the modernist Tower whose Armour-clad 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, exterior of the 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.
There is a limited allocation so please arrive promptly at your scheduled time to the Tower Reception where you will be met by your exhibition guide for induction.
All Tours of the exhibition and selected spaces can be viewed through booking onto our Eventbrite page.
For any enquiries about tours, site and accessibility needs please contact Jo Hudson ;