It’s not far off Vintage by the Sea! And our very own @girlsgirlsgirlss_ who reside in prism studios will be doing a workshop for @charleskondras@studio_supermarche who is bringing the Bauhaus to Morecambe. “Rethink The World” will be an art instillation that brings a modern Bauhaus schoolroom onto The Midland Hotel carpark✨ There will be @girlsgirlsgirlss_ doing a Bauhaus themed mural, focusing on the women within the Bauhaus, @shane.johnstone who will be doing paper cutting in the style of Joseph Albers and inspired by the Bauhaus manifesto @h_a_b_i_t_a_t_s will be doing a printing workshop🙌🏼 Make sure you get down to @thevintagefestival which is on the 31st of August and the 1st of September✨
“Your Uncertain Shadow” One of our prism team members @lydia__samantha went down to see Olafur Eliassion’s “In Real Life” at the Tate Modern today. It’s on till 5th January, make sure you get down to see it! ✨
Meet @jamie_holman_studio . Jamie is an artist and writer who is one of the Prism Contemporary co-founders. He is currently artist in residence for @britishtextilebiennial and is the next speaker for @pechakucha_mcr at @phmmcr on the 12th of September. . . “September 12th- Peoples History Museum Manchester. I’ll be talking about radical Blackburn- from poetry to painting, cowboy films to acid house, art school to football, 1875- via Sett End, Padiham, Kreft and Iceberg - “we cant be kept down”. “ . . Photograph from Jamie at the Lancashire Encounter Parade where his first banner “Live the Dream” was paraded through Preston. Photo credit: @leesmillie1981
Meet @faunagraphic She is a freelance Artist born in Blackburn, she creates murals focusing on nature and environmental awareness. She will be creating a mural from the 20th of August onwards, on the side of The Refreshment Bar, which is just around the corner from Prism! ✨
OPPORTUNITY! @britishtextilebiennial and @thefestivalofmaking are inviting expressions of interest from artists for one unique Art in Manufacturing residency with John Spencer textiles and Queen Street Mill. Head to @superslowway website which you can find in their bio to find out full details! ✨ . Photo is one of @daniel_j_edwards many signs for this years Art in Manufacturing at the Festival of Making🙌🏼
Artist Daksha Patel is currently exhibiting at our gallery, her work is inspired by her residency at Blackburn Yarn Dyers where she explored the chemical structures of different yarns and the mechanical process of transferring colours to yarn. The installation shown is based upon the chemical structure of kerotene, a protein molecule that is one of the principle components of wool. Each cone represents a different element such as nitrogen, carbon or oxygen and the black lines between them. There are lights embedded within the cones to reveal that perceptions of colour can change with different light conditions.
Art in Manufacturing Exhibit, Season Three: Daksha Patel + Blackburn Yarn Dyers- CONNECTING YARN. . . “Making visible the complex and mathematical science of yarn dyeing. Daksha Patel’s work is a reaction to the intricacies of Blackburn Yarn Dyers’ colour mixing lab.
During her intense residency the artist worked side by side with expert yarn dyers who continue the heritage of the factory, founded in 1915 and still providing yarn dyeing to clients worldwide from the heart of Lancashire. Using wool, light manipulation and found objects from the factory floor, the series of sculptural structures explore the relationship between the fibres and chemical process (particularly the protein keratin found in wool) whilst exploring the long history of women’s work inside the factory and craft work at home.” Come down to prism contemporary today and see the amazing work she has created🙌🏼 @thefestivalofmaking@superslowway@byd_ltd
So super excited to show off what the legend that is @cosmo_sarson painted for Blackburn and Prism Contemporary. You can find this beauty on the side of the Feilden Street Car Park in the town centre. The whole background has a varnish layer of black iridescent glitter that gives it the petrol blue sheen with five 5 kilos of glitter. It's going to look amazing when the sunshine hits it! Huge thank from all of us to Cosmo for coming to create this 🖤☀️✨ Photo Credit: @leesmillie1981
A massive thank you to everyone that came down to our Wrap Up Party on Saturday Night! We hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did.
Thanks go to everyone involved - to @urbanartistry.co.uk for curating the live street artists and to The Cunning Craftsman, Mr Tea One, Trik09graffiti, Jay Sharples Art, Marcus Method, The Hammo, And At What Cost & Rap Spray Reasm for creating the amazing artwork. To all our exhibiting artists for being a part of our Dissident Vogue exhibition. And to Sam Flanagan for providing the sound track to the night.
Cosmo will be beginning his street mural on Feilden Street Car Park tomorrow so make sure to check out his progress - it's going to be epic!