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Programme 2019

Mr Gatty’s Experiment Shed

26 & 27th Oct

Gatty Park, Accrington

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Artist Claire Wellesley-Smith has been working for two years with local residents exploring Frederick Albert Gatty’s historic dye house at Elmfield Hall, Accrington and the innovations in textile dye techniques he pioneered.

In the bicentenary year of his birth this new work uses the abandoned dye house, re-imagining the space as it might have been when Gatty was alive. Local dyes and inks co-produced with the community, archive materials related to the site and stories from the heritage combine in this immersive work.