11th & 12th June 2022

Art in Manufacturing: Jacqueline Donachie

Jacqueline Donachie is an award-winning Scottish artist who has forged an international reputation for socially-engaged art practice. 


This Art in Manufacturing commission responds to the Lancashire Linear Park pilot project, an initiative seeking to regenerate a 23 mile section of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal. In residence with Lancashire Saw Company, Donachie has created a work that could be presented in-situ, inviting an audience to experience the canal and rediscover it as a place for cultural activity.

Donachie’s film, IMPERIAL, was inspired by the evocative sounds of the factory machinery – the combination of fast beats, slow canals and the repetition of industry. The original soundtrack makes a connection to the underground dance scene of the late 1980’s that was particularly prevalent and influential in Blackburn and East Lancashire. 

This project is part of the Pennine Lancashire Linear Park pilot project delivered by The Super Slow Way. The Pennine Lancashire Linear Park pilot project is funded by the UK Government via the UK Community Renewal Fund.



2019 Trusts & Foundations

The National Festival Of Making Delivery Team

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

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