Visitors to Sale Metrolink stop can now enjoy some airborne avian art as they catch the tram.
A life-sized flying pelican has been suspended from the canopy on the outbound platform as part of the Sale Art Zoo project, which aims to celebrate the achievements of the Sale-born founder of Chester Zoo, George Mottershead.
The project, which has been developed by local community group Two By Two, will see other highly decorated fibreglass animal sculptures adorn the town centre.
The sculptures have been painted and decorated with original designs by a mixture of commissioned local artists, workshop-led local school children and other community groups.
They are being displayed ‘without bars’ in line with Mottershead’s vision for Chester Zoo. Visitors can pick-up a ‘trail-map’ to guide them around the unique Art Safari until 11 September.
There will be an accompanying exhibition running in the Sale Library telling the story of George Mottershead, as well as displaying the work and contributions of local people in remembering and celebrating his story and inspiring life-achievements.