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Chandelier of lost earrings lights up Manchester maternity ward

Amy Scott-Samuel

Sagar and Campbell were awarded £9,500 through our Grants for the arts funding scheme to run a mass participation arts project called The Chandelier of Lost Earrings. The architectural glass artists created a sculpture using over 3,500 single earrings donated to them by the owners who had lost the other earring of the pair. Many people also sent in stories to accompany their contribution. These have become part of the legacy of the artwork.

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  • April Greene

    YES! I'm such a sucker for projects like this that meld recycling/up-cycling, creativity, public art, personal stories, cheering people up, family legacies, financial and promotional support for artists, and more. Such a win!! Great to start my day off by reading about this.

  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    Beautiful project. Glad it gave the artists an opportunity to make something on a larger scale. Most importantly, what a great way to bring the community together over upcycling.