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One And All: Castlefield Gallery, Manchester.2008.

One And All was a project that brought artists together with a context of community work. The project took place between December 2007 and April 2009, culminating in two shows - one across various locations around the city served by CN4M (Community Network For Manchester)and one at Castlefield Gallery. More information can be found on a website dedicated to the project here.

William got his inspiration for his piece 'Monument' after attending a series of community meetings relating to sustainable communities.

His work was installed at North City Library on Rochdale Road. The building prides itself on its sustainable credentials and is an example of a partnership approach to regeneration

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The bottom of the sculpture contains water and is illuminated internally with submerged coloured lamps, complete with dome fountains and mist foggers.

from above

The view from above is reflected in the glass balcony in the library.

The piece was then displayed at Castlefield Gallery, alongside works by other artists taking part in the network project.

castlefield 1 closeup

The work is a temporary monument to the few people who turned up each week to fight for their neighbourhood. Its a celebration of their beliefs and hopes for a sustainable future.

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William kept a diary of his thoughts and ideas while attending the community meetings. From artistic points of departure to practical challenges: the diary is free to download as an E-book HERE. (PDF 7MB).