Bolton Transport Interchange
Kate Maddison created Caddow 2015 to celebrate Bolton’s new Transport Interchange and mark the centenary of the last known manufacture of a Caddow by a Bolton hand-weaver in 1915. Bolton Counterpanes or ‘Caddows’ are part of Bolton’s social history commemorating the milestones of life. The Great Exhibition Caddow celebrated ‘the works of industry of all nations’ and was displayed at Crystal Palace in 1851. Paxton’s pioneering architecture heralded a new age of glass and steel construction visible in Bolton’s historic Market Hall 1855 and still relevant today. Displayed at the entrance to Bolton Interchange, the printed artwork Caddow 2015 is overlaid onto an image of the Great Exhibition Caddow on which the design was based.
Kate Maddison of Chrysalis Arts was appointed lead artist for Bolton Transport Interchange, an art/architecture and digital art project for Transport for Greater Manchester involving Bolton University, Bolton Museum, Bolton Council and the local community.