Arts and Wonder season at Quarry Bank
Arts and Wonder is a season of creative responses to the themes of work, leisure and the legacy of industrialisation. The season runs from Saturday 23 September to Sunday 19 November 2017.
At Quarry Bank people came together in a new type of community, an industrial way of living still with us today. Through contemporary video, song and sculpture artists have explored different aspects of industrialisation and its influence on people both in the past and today. These range from the impact of new working structures and constraints, to the efforts people made and still make to carve out space for intellectual, social and creative pursuits.
The season features work by Quarry Bank’s visual artist-in-residence Lucy Harvey, broadside ballad singer Jennifer Reid, and a touring exhibition of contemporary films called Changing Places, which is curated by Film and Video Umbrella.
Arts and Wonder season launch event
On Saturday 23 September, you can meet the artists involved in the Arts and Wonder season at our launch event. You can listen to broadside ballad singer Jennifer Reid, watch AbouTime Dance Company perform 'Cotton' and explore the Changing Places exhibition curated by Film and Video Umbrella. Artist-in-residence Lucy Harvey will be leading an exclusive walk and talk, where you can discuss with her the ideas behind her newly commissioned artwork, Mutual Improvement Society. You can book onto the free walk and talk here.