The Face of Stoke-on-Trent Exhibition
Stoke-on-Trent Electrical Substation & former Harvey’s building, Hanley.
Courtesy of 360 Picture UK www.360picture.uk.
Pop Up Exhibition 2018
People from across the city were featured in five pop-up exhibitions as ’The Face of SOT on Tour’.
‘The Face of SOT’ is a giant art installation in the city centre, created from 3,550 photographs to reveal the iconic face of 23-year-old Jozef Clark. Jozef’s face was chosen to represent the city, as a young person in the here and now, facing forward on his journey.
The People’s Picture – run by award-winning artist Helen Marshall – was commissioned by SOT City Council to create the artwork, working alongside local arts organisation B Arts.
The pop-up exhibitions were featured in Longton Market, Fenton Town Hall, Stoke Market, Tunstall Market and Burslem School of Art from May until September 2018. A whole range of different people from Stoke and their stories were featured from zookeepers to pottery workers with ages ranging from 6 months to 82 years.
Information on selected people’s stories is available online and in a collectable booklet. To view the booklet click here.
“It couldn’t have come at a better time, it has let me reflect on my life and to set new goals of achievement to better myself working with children, mental health and the YMCA. I have had so many moving messages on social media, I thank the people of Stoke for coming forward and sharing their outlook, I am so proud of my City.”
Fenton Town Hall
ST4 3BX, UK
Stoke-on-Trent ST1 1PS, UK
Stoke-on-Trent ST6 5TP, UK
Burslem School of Art
ST6 3EJ, UK