Artists have continued to rely on the skills of fabricators, forgers, casters and welders to realise their creative works and place them in the public view. Artists from Lowry to Rauschenberg have been heavily inspired by the visual imagery of factories and the humanity of the industry working inside them. Industrialised was a showcase of contemporary artists and current approaches to working with, or reflecting on these same subject matters, and in this we see a new set of social commentaries on industries deeply resonant effect on global and local politics, social structures and our environment today.
INDUSTRIALISED opened at The National Festival of Making, and ran until September 2019 at Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery
Featured Artists: Jasleen Kaur, Charles Freger, Mandy Payne, Kate Haywood
With: Andre Stitt, Chrisoula Kostankakou, Karen Mathison, Pascal Ungerer, Sue Rossiter, Zoe Robertson, Jason Taylor, Maria Kapajeva, Katie Watson
Curator: Alex Zawadzki