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PAIRINGS - TEXTILE HERITAGE 2021

Glossop Create's PAIRINGS residency - a programme that pairs local artists with a local issue

In 2021, I was awarded a Glossop Creates PAIRINGS residency, a programme that pairs local artists with a local issue. Glossop has a rich textile heritage and little is known or celebrated in Glossop and the wider area. In particular, the work of Edmund Potter who owned Dinting Vale Printworks, the world’s largest calico printworks. He was also the paternal grandfather of author Beatrix Potter.


My PAIRINGS residency concluded as part of the Heritage Open Day in September 2021 at Glossop’s Victoria Hall. Displaying my research findings, I welcomed feedback from the Glossop community. There was interest from the community to hear more about this research, and locals were keen to share their DVP experiences, personal photos, and employee documents. There is a display of these findings now in KIN.DER.


My initial research has connected me with Glossop Heritage Trust, Derbyshire Record Office and other national and International archives. I am keen to develop this research into a creative response going forwards.


If you'd like to know more about this project please take a look at my blog.



Power in Numbers

Tue Aug 31 2021 23:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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