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Mar 12

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We’re delighted to report that hundreds of people have already visited our Behind The Wall exhibition since it launched on March 3.

Dr Jennifer Harris, former Deputy Director and Curator of Textiles at Manchester’s Whitworth Museum officially opened the exhibition and
among the guests were Lancaster MP, Cat Smith and the district’s Mayor, Coun Robert Redfearn.

The exhibition has brought together contemporary artists and historians to tell the story of the Caton Road site from its birth as a carriage and wagon works and its role as an internment camp in World War One to its nine decades as an international fabric printing company.

Please feel free to leave your comments on the exhibition when you visit and take photographs to share on social media.

Among the work on display is a family friendly ‘time machine’ inspired by the Standfast & Barracks clock tower; a colourful crinoline reflecting the printing processes at the site; photograms, Minecraft and exhibits by two of the country’s most renowned textile artists.

A film explaining how Behind The Wall came together can be viewed and recordings of memories of former staff can be heard as part of the exhibition too.

On March 25 from 11am-3pm, there’s a free drop in family workshop with the time machine artists Bonker*s Clutterbucks and on April 7 from 12pm, there’s a free walking tour of the exhibition which must be booked in advance by ringing 01524 64637.
Kate and Peter Caruana, known as Bonkers Clutterbucks with their time machine inspired by the Standfast clock tower

Behind The Wall is funded by Arts Council England(ACE), Standfast & Barracks, Lancashire County Council, the Duchy of Lancaster Benevolent Fund, Tony Collinson of JWK Solicitors as executor of the will of Ann Speight, with support from the University of Central Lancashire.

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