Islington Mill is pleased to be participating in Manchester Contemporary 2017. We will be in Booth 720 and promoting the work of four different Mill artists, selected based on their work in sculpture & ceramics.
We will also be featuring Maurice Carlin’s Temporary Custodians project & fundraiser; full details below!
A portion of the sales from works on the booth will be contributed to our ongoing fundraising effort.
TMC 2017 will have public opening hours from 10am to 18:00 on Saturday and 10am to 17:00 on Sunday.
Aliyah Hussain is a visual artist and maker, her practice encompasses performance, photography, painting, printmaking, collage, sound and costume. She experiments with the performative and technical aspects of different media to create works that reference futurist narratives, utopian visions and ritualistic practices embedded in the everyday.
Pascal Nichols makes ceramic sculpture and functional pottery, informed by an interest in indigenous and outsider ceramics, favouring rudimentary hand-building techniques to intuitively build ceramic objects, varying from ornately decorated figures to roughly manipulated forms.
Mollie Milton’s sculptures are a means to process and explore personal and universal anxieties around death. She draws inspiration from religion, mythology and philosophy because they all act as potential answers or solutions to these anxieties. Her ambiguous concrete forms refer to beginnings and endings simultaneously, exploring both the potential in life and the inevitability of death.
Crackpot Ceramics is one of the original studios based at Islington Mill since its beginning in 2000. Best known for their mugs which can be found all over our building, we are featuring their work in abstract vessels and sculpture at Manchester Contemporary.
Maurice Carlin has been exploring shared ownership through the production of ‘distributed installations’ – artworks made of multiple elements, which have the potential to exist individually or together as one work, where the life of the work beyond studio and exhibition becomes equally important. Prints from his current project, Temporary Custodians of Islington Mill 2018-2028 will be on view & for sale on the stand.