Manchester Time Piece Map
Here is our map of Manchester Time Piece. You can print it and use it to take your own tour.
Shadow Location 7pm
This is the final location and the final photo. We will be doing tours of Manchester Time Piece on Saturday 2nd July as part of the Manchester Art Crawl, but you can go and see it any time by following the information in the posts below. If you have any problems finding the locations, or if the photos are missing, please leave a comment or tweet us @McrTimePiece. We are going out regularly to...
Shadow Locations 4pm - 6pm
Here are the next three photos and their locations. 4pm. Above Watson Street in the loading bay along the side of GMEX. Access it from the path between GMEX and Taps bar or over the bridge from AMC. 5pm. The shadow is on the tram track that runs along the side of the GMEX and the photo is opposite the entrance to the Bridgewater Hall. 6pm. The shadow is on the roof at the back of the...
Shadow Locations 1pm - 3pm
Here are the next three photographs and their locations. 1pm. Deansgate, outside Evuna Spanish Wine Merchants. 2pm. The end of the shadow is on top of the Great Northern, and the photo is on Great Bridgewater Street opposite Beetham Tower. 3pm. Watson Street opposite the loading area.
Shadow Locations 10am - 12noon
Here are the next set of photos and where to find them. 10am Outside the White Lion on Liverpool Road. 11am. The blocked off end of Barton Street on the corner of Tonman Street. 12noon. The corner of Longworth Street and Tonman Street.
Shadow Locations 7am - 9am
If you want to follow the shadow of Beetham Tower and see our 13 locations, here are the photo’s and where to find them. 7am. Our first location is … The white bridge over the canal in the Castlefield basin. 8am. Our next location is the railway arch in Campfield near Duke Street. 9am. The corner of Stone Street and Bridgewater Street near Liverpool Road.
On Tuesday we will spend the whole day, 7am to 7pm following the shadow around the city. Most of the time will be the bits in between when we are waiting for the hour to pass, and looking out for a bit of blue sky so we can check the position. Are there cafe’s open at 7am? Will we have to buy 12 cups of tea in order to have a little sit down between hours? It’s going to be an awfully long day! ...
Manchester Art Crawl 2nd - 16th July →
Manchester Time Piece is part of the Manchester Art Crawl, and we will be doing tours of Manchester Time Piece at 3pm, 4pm and 5pm on Saturday 2nd July.
One aspect of this project has been the experimentation with social networking media, and it has been fascinating. Our twitter account plodded along quite slowly for a couple of weeks until one day, mentions by a few key people turned a trickle into a flood and our followers more than doubled in a single day. We have to keep reminding ourselves that twitter still has a small and exclusive...
The quality of shadows
What we noticed today is that the further away the object is, the more diffuse the shadow is. So the shadow of the Beetham Tower is quite hard to see when you are up close to it.
Manchester Art Crawl →
Manchester Art Crawl is an artist led event, and is part of the ‘Not Part Of’ festival running alongside The Manchester International Festival from 2-16th July. It is a large scale inclusive platform for contemporary artists living and working in Manchester beyond. Manchester Time Piece is proud to be selected as part of the Manchester Art Crawl. Follow @MCRArtCrawl
What is Manchester Time Piece?
On Midsummer’s Day, Tuesday 21st June 2011, Tern Collective will transform Manchester into a giant sundial, using the Beetham Tower as the gnomon (shadow-maker). Annie Harrison, Jude Macpherson and Jacqueline Wylie will spend dawn to dusk on the longest day of the year, following the shadow of the tower. On the hour, every hour, they will mark the postion of the shadow - mapping the passage...
Welcome to Manchester Time Piece
Manchester Time Piece is a project of Tern Collective