12 & 13 May 2018

Sarah Hardacre and Surface Print

Known as the industry leader for manufacturing the highest quality, innovative wallpapers, and almost equidistant between Blackburn and Burnley, Surface Print is a fourth-generation family-run business in Lancashire with close to three decades of experience in creating wall coverings using the traditional ‘surface print’ method pioneered in nearby Darwen in the 1830s. While producing wallpapers for a host of influential brands, Surface Print will work with Sarah Hardacre, an artist based in Manchester. Sarah has developed a practice that uses traditional techniques, from print to textiles, to reflect on how popular culture, the built environment and architecture has influenced and continues to shape communities. Approaching her residency at Surface Print, Hardacre has begun looking at the fabric of the factory and the machinery itself as a potential artwork.


www.1838wallcoverings.com & www.surfaceprint.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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