RETURNING 15TH & 16TH JUNE 2019

Open Call. Industrialised; Art in Manufacturing in the Gallery

4th February 2019

Continuing on the successes of the festivals headline programme Art in Manufacturing, The National Festival of Making are inviting artists to submit for an all new gallery show; Industrialised

In Season Three we are introducing ‘Industrialised; Art in Manufacturing in the gallery’. This exhibition of works at Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery will celebrate work inspired by or made in or with the manufacturing industry. This exhibition will extend the reach of the Art in Manufacturing programme allowing us to connect further with audiences past the festival weekend and with a wider programme of artists. Opening at the festival weekend to an audience of 40,000, the exhibition will remain on public view for a period of months. This is an opportunity for individual artists at any stage in their careers, to contribute work to an exciting, high profile group exhibition that will initiate a dialogue that explores what making means in a historic, contemporary and future context.

We are opening up this opportunity to artists through an open call; to further explore the themes represented in Art in Manufacturing programme.

  • Factories and manufacturing; the fabrication, industrial processes and making methods used within them
  • Blackburn and Pennine Lancashire’s place in British manufacturing heritage and/or industrial revolution
  • Making in a heritage context – craftsmanship and traditional making
  • The changing face and future of manufacturing, advanced technologies and new digital works
  • Artworks that have been fabricated using industrial processes, machinery, techniques or making methods
  • Manufacturing workforce histories, stories and lifestyles
  • Work that has engaged communities collaboratively in making, to create new work

If you would like to submit works for consideration for ‘Industrialised’ please click the link below to read the full brief and email your submission by 5:00pm 15th April 2019

Click to download a full artists brief

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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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