Fiddler’s Ferry: The Cloud Factory
Fri 15 Jul 2022 – Sun 02 Oct 2022
Artists Shaun Smyth and Lee Harrison have been documenting the decommissioning of Fiddler’s Ferry power station, which closed in 2020. With its eight 374 ft high cooling towers and 660 ft high chimney the station has been a prominent local landmark since construction began in 1962. The two artists gained access to the site during the decommissioning process and through Harrison’s photography and Smyth’s large-scale paintings, this exhibition attempts to convey the physical enormity of the site as well as its significance to the region.