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Who's That Girl?

So much of the heritage of the Bridgewater Canal is about men.  It makes you wonder where the women were?

Artist Sally Gilford will be looking for the hidden and neglected stories of those women in the Bridgewater archive collections.

She will be seeking inspiration in the archive's fascinating documents and information - photographs, maps, letters and other interesting artefacts. Sally is a visual artist who specialises in screen printed textiles.  She is based at Islington Mill, Salford and her work has recently been featured as part of a major exhibition at The Lowry with fellow artists as part of their collaborative practice, < thread { }

The Bridgewater Canal has a strong history of people making things - things that enabled the industrial growth of the waterway like baskets, nails, sails and also things that could be made and sold because it provided a new way of transporting goods.  In a nod to this heritage, Sally is going to be collaborating with other artists to create a new collection of work inspired by her research which will be on sale at the Salford Museum and Art Gallery.

Sally will also be delivering a programme of workshops to share the techniques she will be using during the project.  More details on what, when and where will be coming soon so look out for updates.

 

Image courtesy of Salford Local History Archive.

Who's That Girl?