Faye Claridge - Weighty Friend

Shifting Worlds artist in residence covers the historic Iron Bridge with a 'tatter coat' of rags, Oct 2015. Image Nathan Tromans.

Faye Claridge - Weighty Friend

Shifting Worlds artist in residence covers the historic Iron Bridge with a 'tatter coat' of rags, Oct 2015. Image Mark Wright..

Faye Claridge - Weighty Friend

Shifting Worlds artist in residence covers the historic Iron Bridge with a 'tatter coat' of rags, Oct 2015. Image Rebecca Farkas.

Faye Claridge - Weighty Friend

Shifting Worlds artist in residence covers the historic Iron Bridge with a 'tatter coat' of rags, Oct 2015. Image Nathan Tromans.

Faye Claridge - Weighty Friend

Shifting Worlds artist in residence covers the historic Iron Bridge with a 'tatter coat' of rags, Oct 2015. Image Nathan Tromans.

Faye Claridge - Weighty Friend

A Live Event on the Iron Bridge

Saturday 10 Oct 2015, 10am - noon

Faye Claridge was artist in residence in the Darby Houses at Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron throughout the summer of 2015. Claridge created a unique intervention on the historic Iron Bridge, the world's first iron bridge - built across Ironbridge Gorge, with the help of fifty volunteers. The bridge was dressed in its own 'tatter coat', a reference to the traditions of Morris Dancers and how women's work supported the Industrial Revolution.

The event was created with support from Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust and English Heritage.

Watch the beautiful short film of the event below.

Artists

Pieces/Installations

Venue

Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron
Coach Road
Coalbrookdale
Ironbridge
Telford
TF8 7DQ