Gathering Downstream Exhibition
A brand-new exhibition exploring the legacy of the industrial revolution is heading to Quarry Bank this spring.
- Booking not needed
- Free event (admission applies)
Gathering Downstream is a specially commissioned exhibition by artist Jen Southern, in partnership with FutureEverything. The artwork, created with the help of machine learning technology, takes the form of five films, that are embedded in a river-like installation inside Quarry Bank’s historic cotton mill.
Each short film focuses on a different aspect of Quarry Bank’s landscape and its relationship to water, inspired by the River Bollin that lies at the heart of the estate and which brought Samuel Greg (1759-1834) and his cotton mill to Quarry Bank in 1784.
Artist Jen Southern said:
“Quarry Bank is a fascinating place to work with, to find historical relationships between natural systems like waterpower, industrial technologies and human lives, that have shaped our future environments, for better and for worse."
"The work will ask, what can humans and machines learn about the impacts of climate change and ecological emergency from the trees, meadows, moss, rocks and river at Quarry Bank?”
The exhibition will highlight the global and local impact of climate change. We hope to encourage our visitors to think about the changes you could make in your day-to-day lives that could make a difference to the environment.
- Event ticket prices
|Family, 1 adult||£31.40||£28.50|
What is Gift Aid?
Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.
Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:
- Gift Aid Admission
- Standard Admission
If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.
Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.
An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:
|Amount paid by visitor||£11.00||£10.00|
|Tax refund from Government*||£2.75||£0.00|
|Total received by the National Trust||£13.75||£10.00|
*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.
Free entry for National Trust members.
Admission prices include access to the Mill, Apprentice House, Quarry Bank House, upper and lower gardens, including the cafe, unless otherwise stated.
- Children and families are welcome.
- Meeting point
- The exhibition will be housed on the fourth floor of the Mill.
- The lift in the mill is fully operational for those who require an accessible visit. A volunteer run buggy service is operating seven days a week to allow ease of travel around the estate.