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January to May, 2017

Pennine Lancashire

Super Slow Way

Heritage Lottery Fund, Arts Council England and Blackburn with Borough Council

Selected Press: 
The Guardian

Art in Manufacturing was a six-month project that paired Pennine Lancashire's often hidden industries with ten exceptional artists to create works exhibited in Blackburn town centre's most historic and contemporary venues.

The outcomes were astonishing and included Rudolf-Laban-inspired dancing bakers, a choral reimagining of an industrial-era poet, an intimate profile of Lancashire's home-based factories and a colony of lurid extra-terrestrial cardboard pods housed a decrepit & disused cinema. 

Attracting national press and illuminating Lancashire's industrial prowess and heritage, the project was the most ambitious we have undertaken in terms of scale, logistics, outcome and prestige and exceeded expectations on all counts. We'd like it to stand for what we, as an organisation, are capable of.