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Lost Stations Art Programme Launch


Our new digital arts programme ‘Lost Stations’ features upcoming talks by highly acclaimed artist practitioners, mentored workshops, exhibitions and artist residencies. The project will be launched in Cooke’s Studios on Tuesday 14 March at 6.30pm. The launch will introduce a rare and unique opportunity for artists, designers, photographers and filmmakers to explore the world of digital art and innovation through a series of tailor-made workshops, mentoring and exhibition opportunities. In addition to this, Sam Meech, artist and mentor on the Lost Stations projects will introduce his practice. ALL are invited to attend and see what opportunities they may wish to engage with over a drink and chat with like minded people!

Sam Meech is a digital artist artist and and tutor at Manchester School of Art. His work and processes combine digital image making, projection design, community engagement and machine knitting.  He has worked with a range of organisations including the National Film-board of Canada, Open Data Institute, Royal Opera House, Liverpool Biennial, FACT, and Whitworth Art Gallery Manchester.

Additional activity will consist of public talks and masterclasses with a long list of respected and innovative world-class artists such as Rachel Maclean, Mishka Henna, Henry Iddon and Marshmallow Laser Feast. In addition, commissioned artists including Felicity Hammond, will be unveiling new work inspired by Barrow-in-Furness.  There will also be further hands on activities open to people of all ages and levels, and for schools and community groups including coding sessions, digital photography workshops, film screenings and exhibitions.

The new Arts Council funded programme will provide a valuable opportunity for emerging artists to focus and refine their practice with support from Signal Film & Media. It stems from Signal’s successful ‘Lost Journey’s’ heritage project, which ended in August 2016 and will again take inspiration from the significant heritage of the town’s railway lines.

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