Art on the Wall features about 40 enamel tiles and is part of a new Riverside trail in Carlisle, Cumbria.
Following the floods in 2005, extensive flood defences have been installed and many areas landscaped to include cycle and walking routes.
Ceramic tiles have been designed into the new Carlisle flood defences as part of an art project .
The tiles, over 40 in total, are positioned at various locations along the recently constructed flood defence walls in the city.
Local artists and community groups help design the ceramic tiles which are broadly grouped into six themes.
- Nature & wildlife
- Historical events
- The river
- Places of interest
- Trade & transport
The plaques are made of brightly coloured enamel and have been designed to look like jewels mounted into the floodwalls.
Alan Dawson Associates of Lillyhall were also commissioned to produce ornate railings. These provide vantage points through which local wildlife and scenery can be viewed.
Carlisle Riverside Trail
Stretching from Holmehead Weir, Denton Holme to Botcherby Bridge, Warwick Road, the new Riverside trail is designed to give an insight into local history and the surroundings.
Much of the walk is of a smooth surface and ideal for cyclists and wheelchairs or buggies. However, some sections may require a little assistance.
Carlisle experienced devastating flooding to over 1,800 properties and businesses in January 2005.
Since then the Environment Agency has spent £38 million has been spent on flood alleviation schemes in the city
Download the [download id=”7″ format=”2″] leaflet and see how many tiles you can find.