Artist James Paterson was our artist in residence for three months at Lingfield Point, Darlington. During this period of research and development of new work James focused his attention on the social history of the former site of Paton & Baldwins wool factory, which in it’s time was the biggest in the country. His aim was to create new work based on photos and memorabilia donated by previous employees.
Visit James’ project website here to find out more about his work.
During July, August and September 2013 James was provided with space on site at Lingfield Point by Marchday, site owners, to create the new work. This work was seen by approx. 27000 visitors when it was shown for the first time at the Festival of Thrift on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd September 2013.
James’ exhibition included his knitting pattern paintings inspired by Paton and Baldwins as well as a new body of work, based on this three month research project. During the festival James also gave an artist talk about his work and the project.
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This residency and the Work and Play programme has been made possible by the support of Arts Council England, The Seedbed Trust, East Street Arts and mima Visual Art Network .