Todmorden Library Mural detail by Cat Byrne

640 – Todmorden Library mural

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It’s finished!!

Todmorden Library mural 2018 by Cat Byrne panorama

Here’s a whopper of a job I’ve had the absolute pleasure to work on recently: a mural at Todmorden Library!

The brief was simply to decorate the bland wall at the back entrance with scenes of Todmorden, and for it to be bright. So I set to work with hand drawn sketches of local landmarks on tracing paper…

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and tried different ways of conveying three valleys into one, 2-D design:

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This design was approved, and so I set to work on “defacing” their wall! 🙂

Here is a slideshow of the progress over five days:

 

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And now let me show you all the landmarks, up close!

From left to right:

Todmorden Library Mural: Summit Tunnel and oak plantings to reperesent Treesponsibility

Summit Tunnel, and oak plantings to represent Treesponsibility and the work they do in the hills above us.

Todmorden Library mural: Dobroyd Castle

Dobroyd Castle

Todmorden Library mural: Train station and the Station Cat (in memoriam)

Train station and the Station Cat (in memoriam)

Todmorden Library mural: Great Wall of Todmorden, Rochdale Canal, boat and lock

Great Wall of Todmorden, Rochdale Canal, boat and lock

Todmorden Library mural: Unitarian Church and the mill machine display at the bottom of Longfield Road (to represent the mills which have for the most part been torn down)

Unitarian Church and the mill machine display at the bottom of Longfield Road (to represent the mills which have for the most part been torn down)

Todmorden Library mural: Garden of Remembrance, John Fielden Statue and the Lucky Dog

Garden of Remembrance, John Fielden Statue and the Lucky Dog

Todmorden Library mural: St Mary's Church

St Mary’s Church

Todmorden Library mural: Todmorden Library!

Todmorden Library!

Todmorden Library mural: Town Hall

Town Hall

Todmorden Library mural: St Joseph's Church

St Joseph’s Church

Todmorden Library Mural:  Hamza Mosque and Muslim Society

Hamza Mosque and Muslim Society

Todmorden Library mural: UFO House

Futuro House / UFO House

Todmorden Library mural: Bridestones

Bridestones

Todmorden Library mural: Railway arches, Indoor and Outdoor market, and Pollination Street to represent Incredible Edible

Railway arches, Indoor and Outdoor market, and Pollination Street to represent Incredible Edible

Todmorden Library mural: Central Methodist Church

Central Methodist Church

Todmorden Library mural: Hippodrome Theatre

Hippodrome Theatre

Todmorden Library Mural: Blackheath Barrow urn

Urn found at Blackheath Circle, a Bronze Age round barrow. The urns are on display at the Library!

Todmorden Library mural: Stoodley Pike, Pennine Way and Bridleway, sheep, gorse and heather

Stoodley Pike, Pennine Way and Bridleway, sheep, gorse and heather

Todmorden Library mural: River (combining Walsden Water and the Calder), and a Heron!

River (combining Walsden Water and the Calder), and a Heron!

And here is it again, all together:

Todmorden Library mural 2018 by Cat Byrne panorama

 

A BIG THANK YOU to Sarah, Roberta and all the wonderful staff at Todmorden Library.

If you’d like to see it in person, this mural is located at the ramp/accessible entrance of the library. You can get there from inside the library by turning right just before the kids’ section, or from outside by using the entrance on Hall Street.

The library is located at 8 Rochdale Road in Todmorden.

 

 

 

 

 

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