Art in Manufacturing Exhibitions remain open this week in Blackburn. See the work of six artists and partner factories from Thursday 16th to Saturday 18th June.
Art in Manufacturing is the headline commissioning programme of the National Festival of Making – providing artists with an incomparable platform to make new work in and alongside some of the UK’s major manufacturers.
The fourth National Festival of Making took place on Friday 10th, Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th June after a two year break due to the pandemic. Audiences returned to Blackburn to experience music, art, performance, markets, talks and a diverse programme of making workshops.
Art in Manufacturing, the Festival’s headline commissioning programme, presented a series of exhibitions and participatory experiences shaped throughout the last two years by artists working directly with factories and their workforces as part of the residency programme.
Opening the Festival weekend, Jacqueline Donachie presented IMPERIAL; A processional walk along the Leeds & Liverpool Canal which saw audiences, led by a DJ and canal barge, arrive at Imperial Mill, the home of The Lancashire Saw Company, where the artist’s new film and original soundtrack was premiered inside the factory.
See the film IMPERIAL and the Art in Manufacturing exhibitions – featuring work in sculpture, projection, animation, textiles and sound – as venues including Tony’s Ballroom and the Cotton Exchange re-open to visitors for a second chance to experience the remarkable results of these art and industry collaborations.
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