Fabrications & Encounter Co-Commission, Super Slow Way

Fabrications & Encounter Co-Commission, Super Slow Way

18th May 2018

Super Slow Way is developing Fabrications the UK’s first Textile Biennial in 2019 that will throw a spotlight Pennine Lancashire’s relationship with textiles and the politics of cloth in relation to people, production and place.

This year Fabrications will co- commission an artist to explore these themes, through an exciting new partnership of the Lancashire Encounter festival working with Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery and the Harris Museum in Preston.

We are looking for an artist or collective, who will explore the Harris & Blackburn Museum’s textile related collections collaboratively with a group of local participants, to produce a new work, that can be shown in progress at this year’s Lancashire Encounter festival (Sept 21-23rd) and as a finished piece at next year’s Fabrications in Autumn 2019.

The work can be produced in any medium, but should respond to the theme of ‘the politics of fabric’ and be inspired by the collections. So, whilst we are of course interested in receiving applications from artists who work with textiles, you do not need to be a textile practitioner to apply for this commission. Final works can be site responsive, installation, performative, digital media or sound based for example.

We are particularly interested in working with artists who have a track record of meaningful collaboration with groups of participants, to realise high quality arts outcomes.

The overall budget for this project is in the region of £10,000, which must cover fees, expenses and materials.

If you are interested, please email jenny@superslowway.org.uk for a copy of the full brief and details of how to apply.