AN exhibition of work inspired by Barrow's disused railway lines has found its new home at a Manchester gallery space.

The now-renamed Girt Shyning Weals was originally commissioned and exhibited by Signal Film and Media at its Abbey Road headquarters as part of last year's Time Back Way Back showcase.

Artist Sam Meech's evolving work has now caught the attention of the acclaimed International Anthony Burgess Foundation, based at Chorlton Mill.

Combining works along with new pieces, Meech uses video, concrete and a giant fidget spinner to echo the story’s themes and explore ideas of past technologies and societies.

The artist describes the show as “an absurd imaginary leap into a future world”, in which the technology of today, both digital and mechanical, leaves unusual traces that require our own interpretation and invites visitors to play archaeologists of the future to imagine what relics our present civilisation might leave behind.

Commissioned by Signal Films as part of its year-long digital arts programme, Lost Stations, the exhibition originally drew parallels between Barrow’s fascinating industrial history and themes found in sci-fi masterpiece Riddley Walker, by author Russell Hoban.

The full title of the exhibition is now Girt Shyning Weals: Riddley Walker and Anthony Burgess, and presents Sam Meech’s original idea within the context of the celebrated yet controversial author, who is known for novels including A Clockwork Orange, The Wanting Seed and Inside Mr Enderby.

It is open at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation in Manchester until Wednesday March 28, from Monday to Friday, from 10am to 3pm, and in the evenings and at weekends during events.