No Time Like the Present Workshops 7 & 8 September

We are running art making workshops throughout this exhibition and open weekend in the Turkish Baths so that everyone can respond creatively to this amazing building.   Hanaa Cara has made a zine that will explain how we responded to Victoria Baths during our residency to help to inspire people to create their own micro residency during their visit.

Six Feet Deep: An exhibition at Victoria Baths

Next weekend, (7&8 September) I along with five more artists from the Islington Mill Art Academy will be exhibiting new work at Victoria Baths following our residency there this summer. Film, painting, installation and photography will all feature in the exhibition of work made during our residency and in responding to the history of these former swimming baths.  The exhibition will be part of the Swim for Restoration weekend. I will post more information and photos of our installation this week.      

Victoria Baths Residency

Along with 5 other art academy group artists I have just completed a week long residency at Manchester’s historic Victoria Baths.    Working with Alison Kershaw artist, curator and associate of Pool Arts, we wanted to explore what an artists residency can be.  As each of us has our own disciplines, we are all responding in different ways, although there is a collaborative element to the project as we are working together. I am interested in the phenomenology of the space, this restoration building, suspended in time as a museum to swimming nostagia and a symbol of a former age of …