12 & 13 May 2018

David Murphy and WEC Group

Headquartered in Darwen and a major local employer, WEC Group’s vast manufacturing capacity equips the company with the ability to meet any engineering requirement, providing services across a broad range of industries including aerospace, energy and marine and make a significant contribution to our roads and rails. Developing a skilled local workforce, WEC Group’s apprenticeship scheme is integral to their ongoing success and resident artist, London-based David Murphy’s proposed starting point is to investigate that dedication to talent and to work directly with a cohort of eight young apprentices while living in Darwen for two weeks at the start of the project. Working across various media, including drawing, painting and sculpture, Murphy has exhibited in the prestigious John Moore’s Painting and the Jerwood Drawing Prizes as well as showing work at national and international galleries.


www.wec-group.com  / www.davidmurphystudio.co.uk



The National Festival Of Making Delivery Team

The National Festival of Making is supported with funding from Arts Council England, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council and Heritage Lottery Fund

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