Atherstone is a market town with a rich history of hat making. The town is also known for the historic battle of female warrior Boudica and the Shrove Tuesday ball game - which has been played annually for 800 years.
When residents were asked for their thoughts about Atherstone - which then formed part of the artists’ brief for this project - they said they would like new opportunities for pleasant spaces and colourful art. People also identified a need for more things that engage young people.
toyStudio has created a contemporary sculptural resting place for Atherstone Bus Station on Station Road (CV9 1DB). With its links to a significant historic trading route on the old Roman Watling Street the artist has created a resting space which sits between two forms made from intersecting wooden panels. The patterns of the panels allow glimpses through to the surrounding environment and provide a focal point for the area.
Atherstone Bus Station, Station Street, Atherstone, CV9 1BU.
'Husly' is part of the Our Spaces initiative which features many projects to reinvigorate the town centres across Warwickshire. View the other projects within the Our Spaces initiative.