Wolverton is a Victorian railway town, on the outskirts of Milton Keynes. Julia Manheim was appointed as consultant artist for town centre improvements and to devise a town trail which would highlight points of interest around the town and encourage people to come into Wolverton. Residents were also keen to promote Wolverton as a town in its own right, as distinct from Milton Keynes.
Design, fabrication and installation of terrazzo paving insets, which mark out a short walk (approx. 2.5km) around the town. Each walk marker is inlaid with ‘Wolverton mix’, fragments of discarded objects in a variety of materials, for example: toys, building materials, buttons, toothbrushes. The idea was to re-cycle everyday objects in such a way that they became like fossils or jewels. Some of the markers are also inlaid with text which highlights an existing building, or recalls something which is no longer there.
Wolverton Partnership, Wolverton & Greenleys Neighbourhood Council and Wolverton Society
Wolverton Walk, Wolverton, Milton Keynes.