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Daisy James: Work in Progress

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Work in Progress is a response to the past, present and future of the town centre’s transforming landscape. Visually, the work is inspired by the artist’s personal experiences of working within a local Warrington business and traditional visual merchandising materials. The artwork has been informed through collaborations with members of the Warrington community and developed to reflect a collective narrative that advertises how the high streets are an important part of our day-to-day lives and individual stories.

Labeled throughout the artwork are Warrington businesses that are or have been a part of the town’s make-up. These specialised shops and industries, their owners and workers, are a major part of the town’s identity and what Warringtonians recognise as part of their shared heritage.

This artwork is dedicated to Jan at J & P Sewing Machines whose memories of Warrington and hopes for the town’s future have been a great source of inspiration.

Work in Progress can be seen in the windows of Castlefield Gallery New Art Spaces: Warrington (Formerly Marks & Spencer) on Sankey Street.

This public art commission is delivered by Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival as part of the Warrington Time Machine Festival with funding from Arts Council England, Culture Warrington, Warrington Borough Council and National Trust and support from Castlefield Gallery.

Exhibition dates

17 July – 30 Sept 2021

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Saturday 17 Jul 2021, 10:00am

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Thursday 30 Sep 2021, 10:00am

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