Flock North

2019 has been a year of collaborations, from community projects to private commissions, I’ve been working alongside performers, creative businesses and artists on a variety of exciting projects.

Flock North is a collaboration with visual artist Louise Atkinson, responding to the themes of textile production and migration in Leeds. As part of our research we have visited Leeds Industrial Museum, Leeds Discovery Centre and most recently, Sunny Bank Mills.

The Mill was open as part of Heritage Open Days which gave us the opportunity to take a tour of the buildings with John, one of the owners of the business. It was great to see the disused spaces and get more information about the current redevelopment of the site. We also heard anecdotes from a local resident who had worked at the Mill as a young girl.

There are so many different textures, colours and materials to take inspiration from at Sunny Bank Mills. Disused industrial machinery sits next to sewing machine tables and ephemera from the workplace.

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