Art in Manufacturing 2019

Art in Manufacturing, a collaboration between the National Festival of Making and Super Slow Way, pairs artists and makers with manufacturers and domestic artisans; giving artists access to specialist machinery and heritage craft techniques to create work that forms an integral part of the National Festival of Making

Factory innovation, workers’ heritage and creativity combine to produce artwork and performance which is then presented at the National Festival of Making which this year takes place on the weekend of the 12th and 13th of May.

Introduced in 2017 the first Art in Manufacturing resulted in the internationally-acclaimed sculptural installation Chromatogram, a collaboration between Manchester-based creative studio, Lazerian and Accrington’s The Cardboard Box Company, and Traysway, the humorous and heart-warming contemporary dance performance by Ruth Jones and bakers from Burnley’s Cherry Tree Bakery.

We are now asking for Expressions of Interest from artists for Season 3 of Art in Manufacturing the outcomes of which will be shown at The National Festival of Making 15th & 16th June 2019.