The Graveyard Tours. The Cities of Cemetery Gates.
Residency and Event
Islington Mill, Salford.
Residency: 15th — 19th November 2010
Drawing Exchange day tour with Art Academy Meet at Mill 10.30 AM
Drawing Exchange Event : Thursday 18th November 7-10 pm
Drawing Exchange is a social drawing programme organised by Artists Lady Lucy and Kayle Brandon . They have been creating events together since 2006, where the amateur and the expert, the drawn and the drawer, the traditional drawing class and a night out down the pub, merge and lose their distinction.
After an ambitious 4 year long programme of events including inviting over 20 Artists to present events in a Bristol City Wide Event Drawing Exchange Festival (2009) Kayle and Lucy decided to take a closer look at a particular interest. For this they chose The Graveyard Tours and focussed research in setting exchange events in various Cemeteries of the UK.
Lady Lucy will spend a week researching Manchester and Salford Cemeteries – The Cities of Cemetery Gates hosted by Islington Mill. On Thursday in the day there is an opportunity to join Lucy and some members from Islington Mill Art Academy on a day tour from 11 – 4 pm. and in the evening The Cities of Cemetery Gates Drawing Exchange will take place at The Mill with exercises gathered from the research and tour. All are welcome to attend.
“So we go inside and we gravely read the stones, all those people, all those lives, where are they now ? ” Cemetery Gates, The Smiths 1986
Islington Mill James Street Salford M3 5HW