Jaume Plensa's Dream becomes a beacon of light

  • 23 June 2011

Jaume Plensa's Dream, commissioned by local ex-miners as part of Channel 4's Big Art Project, has been lit up...

Jaume Plensa's Dream

Jaume Plensa's Dream

Jaume Plensa's stunning sculpture Dream, the iconic gateway to Merseyside and Greater Manchester has been lit up. The Art Fund helped secure funding for the work which was commissioned by local ex-miners and St. Helens Council as part of Channel 4's Big Art Project. The sculpture sits on the site of a former coal mine in St. Helens, next to a busy motorway where it is seen by millions of motorists each year.

The sculpture is the artist's response to conversations with the ex-miners group and members of the wider local community, who sought a forward-looking piece that would provide a beautiful, inspiring, contemplative space for generations to come.

Read the article on St Helens Star newspaper

Read more about the Art Fund grant for Dream