SJ8497 : Beacon of Hope

near to Manchester, Great Britain

Beacon of Hope
Beacon of Hope
The Beacon of Hope in Sackville Gardens was conceived in 1997 as Manchester's answer to the threat of HIV/AIDS. It was designed by Warren Chapman and Jess Byrne-Daniels, who won a design competition in 1997.

The plinth upon which the beacon sits is covered in mosaic tiles in varying colours and shades.

The Beacon, a spiralling stainless steel column, rises from the mosaic plinth. Its internal illumination provides nocturnal interest and reference to the HIV/AIDS candle lit vigils held throughout the world. It also acts as a permanent reminder as people leave the numerous bars and clubs in the area in the twilight hours.

The engraved and pierced hearts on the column gesture towards fragile lives and loves lost to HIV/AIDS, and to the compassion needed throughout society to help control its increase and spread.

SJ8497 : Beacon of Hope information plaque
SJ8497 : Beacon of Hope plinth
SJ8497 : Beacon of Hope column detail
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2012
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 3 October, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 8 October, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Park and Public Gardens 
Date (from Tags)
1997 
Person (from Tags)
Warren Chapman  Jess Byrne-Daniels 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8439 9782 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.6123N 2:14.1998W
Photographer Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8438 9781
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