Would you like to work alongside one of the country’s leading textile artists to create an artwork celebrating the fascinating history of Lancaster’s Standfast & Barracks site? Then this is your chance.
International artist Michael Brennand-Wood will be in Lancaster next month and is looking for volunteers to help him produce a site-specific work at Standfast fabric printers on Caton Road.
Commissioned by Mirador, Michael will be leading the series of FREE workshops to help create his Ghosts in the Machine artwork on November 3 and 4.
‘Ghosts in the Machine’ explores the idea of history and memories being embedded in the walls of the Standfast factory which prints three million metres of fabric every year.
Those attending the workshop will be cutting out fabric squares from cloth printed at Standfast and glueing it on to wooden tiles to create 600 pixels. On the second day attendees will help the artist arrange the pixels on a large frame and glue the tiles in place to create the Ghost Figures of his design.
The workshops are taking place on Thursday 3rd and Friday, 4th November. Sessions will be from 10 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 5 pm on the factory site at Standfast & Barracks on Caton Road, Lancaster. You don’t have to attend all the sessions unless you would like to.
Michael’s artwork has been commissioned by Mirador as part of its Behind The Wall programme celebrating the history of the Caton Road site, from its days making royal carriages to an internment camp to the successful fabric printers it is today. The arts programme culminates in an exhibition at Lancaster City Museum in April 2017.