Fragments

Inspired by the history of this building, first as a textile mill and then as a hub for contemporary art, craft, and creativity, this work explores the interconnection between past and present, and how one can shape the other. Drawing on the cloth manufacturing history of Sunny Bank Mills and its current use as a contemporary art space, Fragments explores the meeting of these two worlds through an exploration of associated materiality. Worsted cloth, similar to the type that would have been made in the mills here, is combined with liquid porcelain, a traditional artmaking material. This clashing of materiality results in the fragmentation of the porcelain, echoing the fragments of time and memory that are embedded in the Sunny Bank Mills buildings.