In partnership with Salford City Council and the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) a programme of community and public art schemes was developed as part of the major project to develop and conserve Ordsall Hall.
'Moat' by John Kennedy of Landlab was completed in May 2011. This imaginative commission highlights the location of the Hall's original moat. The concept for the moat extends the idea of pretending that the moat is real and full of water.
The second public art commission 'Timeline' was developed by Lesley Fallais. Ordsall Hall is a Grade 1 Listed building dating from the 14th century, with significant architectural and archeological significance. As such Lesley has created a 'living timeline' which reflects the social change at the Hall over the past 800 years.