Art in Manufacturing Legacy
An exhibition curated in response to the Art in Manufacturing, a now annual programme of commission, created when 8 exceptional artists were paired with 8 of Pennine Lancashire’s leading manufacturers. The outcomes of their residencies were shown in Blackburn town centre’s most historic and contemporary venues as part of the 2017 National Festival of Making.
Through these special residentials manufacturers opened their doors to our artists, laying bare their industry secrets and specialist machinery, their materials, staff and heritage skills in an unprecedented collaboration.
Art in Manufacturing Legacy Exhibition allowed visitors to relive the site specific commissions in a gallery setting a year later, featuring pieces from the original project and a series of commissioned films specially curated to tell the story of making from the kitchen table to the factory floor.
Featuring artists Lazerian, Bella May Leonard, Jamie Holman, Grennan and Sperandio, Jeni McConnell, Ruth Jones, Michelle Wren, James Bloomfield, Robyn Woolston with films by Wash and O Productions.