Padiham Gable Art Project

There are some exciting things happening in Padiham!

The Gable Art Project is an ongoing initiative delivered as part of the Padiham Townscape Heritage (TH) Scheme funded by National Lottery Heritage Fund.

The project aims to bring the vibrant history and stories of Padiham to life, utilising two gables located on each of the gateways into the TH area. These gables provide a readily available blank canvas for colourful large-scale murals to be created, which will compliment other recent upgrades in Padiham.

Painting the designs are artists Chris Butcher and Gavin Renshaw, who have been researching the local area over the past few months, as well as collaborating with the Padiham Archives and National Trust Gawthorpe Hall, drawing inspiration from the wealth of information and artefacts.

The Gable Arts Project has taken shape since 2019, where a collective of Padiham people including local business owners, Mid Pennine Arts and Burnley Council came together to work in partnership and discuss ways to celebrate the local heritage. Building upon the town’s unique identity and supporting growth and prosperity of independent businesses.

Work to the first gable at Church St Carpark is expected to commence towards the end of March and to Station Rd in early April.