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Weds 22nd Nov | Time Back Way Back | Exhibition Opening

Inspired by a masterpiece of science fiction Riddley Walker by Russell Hoban. Time Back Way Back will see artist Sam Meech reimagine a small corner of South Cumbria as a haunting, post-apocalyptic world of science-fiction fantasy. Visitors will be immersed in a futuristic set and can expect to encounter performance, phosphorescent concrete forms, virtual reality and interactive projection mapping.

Join us on 22nd November for the special preview event for TIME BACK WAY BACK, a new interactive art exhibition by artist Sam Meech and the finale of our year-long Lost Stations digital arts programme.

Beginning at Barrow Station at 6pm for a special haunting choral performance from youth singing company Be. Vocal, we will then move across the road to Cooke’s Studios for the unveiling of this unique and ambitious science-fiction inspired show.

Please RSVP online via the Lost Stations website. For any further information please contact


Drawing on the themes of Lost Stations in reference to the traces of railway networks and lines surrounding Barrow-in-Furness, Time Back Way Back will examine the idea of past technologies and past societies, through placing its visitors in the future. In the same way that the town’s railway traces indicate a past of booming industrialisation, the specially commissioned show will use interactive artworks to envisage a future that will unearth the traces of relics and railway networks that present civilisation will leave behind.

Sam Meech is an artist and videosmith based in the North West and his practice combines digital image making, projection design, community engagement, and machine knitting. Sam has exhibited both nationally and internationally including in London, Bilbao and Montreal and earlier this year he led Signal Film & Media’s digital artist development programme.


This exhibition has been made possible thanks to the kind support of Northern Rail, North West Film Archive (Manchester Metropolitan University), Be. Vocal Singing Company, Fine Castings (Manchester), S.G Castings (Nelson) and Arts Council England.


Following the preview, the exhibition will open: Wednesdays – Saturdays 10.30am-5.30pm from Thurs 24th November until Sat 9th December.

There will also be late night openings every Thursday until 7pm.