New artwork coming to Quarry Bank

Image of Quarry Bank's artist in residence Lucy Harvey

We're delighted to announce Lucy Harvey as our artist in residence during June and July 2017. Lucy’s artwork will be on display in the gardens at Quarry Bank from 23 September – 19 November 2017.

Lucy will be making new artwork inspired by the hobbies and interests of Quarry Bank's founding family the Gregs.

“I’m really looking forward to uncovering the pursuits of the Greg family in the archive at Quarry Bank. My work has often looked at the reasons why people collect, make or believe certain things and so the residency offers me a fantastic opportunity to reflect on how these historic pastimes relate to visitors and volunteers at the site today. I'm excited to respond to these ideas against the stunning backdrop of the gardens at Quarry Bank and looking forward to sharing the work with visitors in September 2017.”

Lucy was selected from over 50 applicants with support from guest selector Helen Wewiora, Director of Castlefield Gallery. Her residency will take place during Quarry Bank’s Arts and Wonder season which seeks to celebrate Quarry Bank’s long history as a site of innovation, artistic endeavour and scientific and technological enquiry.

Lucy Harvey is a Manchester born visual artist and co-director of Paradise Works in Salford. She has held residency positions with New Art Gallery, Walsall; Cadw & Arts Council of Wales; Canal & Rivers Trust, East Street Art & Contemporary Art Society; Aberystwyth Arts Centre. Previous commissions include 42nd Street, Manchester; National Glass Centre, Sunderland; The Library Theatre Company (now HOME). She was selected to curate For Posterity for Castlefield Gallery in 2015 and her work was acquired for the permanent collection at MIMA in 2009.

This Artist Residency is delivered by the National Trust through Trust New Art and supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

Trust New Art is the National Trust’s programme of contemporary arts inspired by our places. The National Trust has been working with living artists since the 1980s, and in 2009 created Trust New Art through a partnership with Arts Council England. The programme makes contemporary arts available in National Trust places, builds new and diverse audiences and offers new opportunities to artists to work in new contexts. In 2017 and 2018 a diverse and exciting programme of events and exhibitions will take place across the North. 

Mat Collishaw, ‘Seria Ludo,’ 2016. Installation view, ‘folly!’ at Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal

Trust New Art in the North of England  

Discover new art across the North of England this year through Trust New Art, a programme of contemporary arts inspired by our places.