Through out 2018 and 2019 we will be working with Blackburn based artist Jamie Holman on a co-commission with Lancashire Encounters Festival, exploring the politics of fabric through the collections at the Harris Museum, Preston & Blackburn Museum.
Jamie will create a trade union style banner for a procession during the Lancashire Encounters Festival in September 2018, made in response to the protest banners held in the museum collections at the Harris in Preston & Blackburn Museum. Connecting William Blake, The Temperance movement, sports fashion and rave. This new work will investigate the legacy of acid house in the Lancashire towns where the youth culture explosion began thirty years ago.
Throughout the remainder of 2018-19 Jamie will continue to develop this work, making visible who we are now, have been before, and may yet become, by exploring the textiles and production processes that established the culture and shared heritage that continues to define us. Jamie’s final work will be shown as part of British Textiles Biennial 2019.