12 & 13 May 2018

Nicola Ellis and Ritherdon

Established in 1895, Darwen-based Ritherdon specialises in the design and manufacture of multi-purpose stainless steel electrical enclosures, from steel meter box repair units to pillars and cabinets for highways and street lighting, CCTV housing and electric vehicle-charging equipment. Ritherdon’s commitment to innovative design has led the manufacturer to develop the world’s first Passively Safe Road Cabinet, continuing to develop and expand its range. Renowned for large-scale steel installations, Manchester-based artist Nicola Ellis is fixated by our use of metal and the material’s cultural impact. Ellis often scavenges metals, and at Ritherdon she will encounter not only the inputs and outputs of production, including waste, but also an advanced fabrication system which links fast and accurate bulk production with technology-led design.


www.ritherdon.co.uk / www.nicolaellis.com



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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