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Changing Tracks railway line towers over Stanwick Lakes

_77029036_trace_track_xevi_bayona_distAn artwork symbolising one of Northamptonshire’s disused railway lines is now towering 12m (37ft) over Stanwick Lakes.

Trace Tracks by Xevi Bayona is part of the the Changing Tracks project along the former Nene Valley line between Northampton and Peterborough.

It follows the route of the railway line across one of the lakes.

Northamptonshire County Council said it wanted the art project to promote foot and cycle paths.

Changing Tracks is a £320,000 art project across three countries, which also involves disused railway lines in Catalonia and County Mayo in the Republic of Ireland.

Noah Rose has called his cabinet installations The Museum of Inter Connected Events
Aideen Barry's video installation at Rushden goods shed can also be seen online
Xevi Bayona's artwork crosses a lake, but you cannot walk across it

Half of the money came from the European Union with the rest from other partners, Northamptonshire County Council said.

Irish artist Aideen Barry has installed a video project called Hints To Lady Travellers at the former Rushden goods shed and online, while Salford-based Noah Rose has built four cabinets reflecting the industrial heritage of the Nene Valley

They can be found at Rushden Transport Museum, Irchester Country Park, Summer Leys Nature Reserve and at Stanwick Lakes.

Read the full post on BBC News

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