The Catch 2002
‘Where are you going,
and what do you wish?
The old moon asked the three.
We have come to fish for the
That live in this beautiful sea;
Nets of silver and gold have we…’
The Catch was a gateway public artwork for Barking town centre designed
by artist Loraine Leeson of cSPACE, in collaboration with Anne Thorne
Architects Partnership and built by Alloy Fabweld Ltd. It is situated close to Barking Town Centre in the Fanshawe Avenue roundabout. The theme reflects
two key elements of Barking's history - the fishing industry and the
area's Saxon heritage. Ultimately however The Catch is an image for
the future – its possibilities grounded in the area's history
and experience as the basis upon which the potential of its young
people may be realised.