"Take the Plunge" artwork. The Promenade, Morecambe, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, Europe.

- Image ID: T4FT61
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Image ID: T4FT61
Funded by Arts Council England, Take the Plunge is a piece of public art designed in collaboration with Deco Publique and created by local artists Shane Johnstone and Kate Drummond. Take the Plunge, painted on a disused toilet block, reflects the heritage of the site on Morecambe’s promenade where it now stands. A place where the glorious art deco Super Swimming Stadium was once enjoyed by holiday makers in the days when the town was a flourishing seaside resort. Take the Plunge is an evocative statement. Is it an act of admirable courage or reckless stupidity? Or a confident message about change and the future? The bottom of the piece reads: ‘Swim Unaided and Self – Propelled from Deep to Shallow‘ – beautiful, brave words that were written on the original Blue Seagull swimming certificate issued to those daring enough to swim one length of the icy cold salt waters of the pool.
Location: The Promenade, Morecambe, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, Europe.