Meet the Artists
We are delighted to launch seven new commissions for the exhibition You Belong Here.
Artists Jack Brown, Cheddar Gorgeous, Hilary Jack and Lizzie King are based in Salford, and were nominated in collaboration with our partners at Paradise Works and Islington Mill studios. Each have explored our local parks and green spaces since Autumn 2020, to ‘rediscover’ stories, histories and memories connected to our surroundings; drawing further inspiration from archives, architecture and local history as well as ghost stories, nature walks, and engaging with the community. Together, their works encourage us to consider ‘belonging’ in – and to – our local public spaces.
Presented at the same time, new commission The Storm Cone by Laura Daly with music composed by Lucy Pankhurst, is an immersive artwork located in Salford’s Peel Park, that reveals lost park bandstands and their forgotten histories. At its centre is a journey through music and sound that considers our relationship with the past, while charting the fading away of a brass band during the interwar years (1918 – 1939).
New digital artwork Circadian Bloom by Anna Ridler, which share the themes of nature, history, and ‘rediscovery’, is on display in the Museum cafe from Autumn 2021, And artist Lowri Evans shares new participatory project Leaving, taking place under trees across the city.
The exhibition is accompanied by artworks and archive materials from our collections, including historic works from Salford-based artists L.S. Lowry and Harold Riley.