Doremi2017 Artist, ALIYAH HUSSAIN (nominated by Islington Mill)

As Doremi2017 edges closer I’ll be introducing you to this year’s participants!

Today’s focus in on Aliyah Hussain, nominated by Islington Mill.

“I’m a visual artist using collage, ceramics, sculpture, drawing and sound to make work that explores ideas in relation to the co-sharing of space, relationships, feminist science fiction and utopian ideals. I work with abstract forms as a way to try and make sense of complexities within relationships, often incorporating narrative and fiction in order to examine and explore different modes of communication and miscommunication.

I’m work out of Islington Mill studios in Salford and have exhibited and performed work both nationally and internationally, most recently at Caustic Coastal in Salford, Colours may vary in Leeds  and 38b projects in London.”

Doremi 2017 Nominated Artists

And the Doremi 2017 Participating Artists are…


Griet Bayaert, Josh Bilton, Niki Colclough, Aliyah Hussain, Kate Liston, Samra Mayanja, Meg Narongucha, Julia Parks, Katerina Prior, Carolina Rodriguez, Ben Skinner and Hope Stebbing

with Hattie Moore and Alex Culshaw joining me (Jocelyn McGregor) at the helm with organising!

A big BIG thank you to our partners, ACAVA, Eden Arts/C-Art, East Street Arts, Grizedale Arts, Islington Mill and The Newbridge Project for nominating this year; and of course to Arts Council England Grants for the Arts for funding us.

It’s pretty early days for this little residency and it is evolving all the time. So if, like many, you just found out about us and want to know more, COME VISIT! All public events over the residency week (9th-15th October 2017) will be announced here and on our instagram – it’s be super lovely to meet you!

Doremi 2017 hosted by The Coniston Institute and Grizedale Arts

I am very excited to say that Doremifasolasido 2017 will be hosted by The Coniston Institute and Grizedale Arts, 9th – 15th October 2017

Partner organisations will be nominating artists to participate over the coming months so do check back here/keep an ear to the ground for more info on how to apply this year. Our partners are ACAVA (London), C-Art (Cumbria), East Street Arts (Leeds), Islington Mill (Manchester), The Newbridge Project (Newcastle) and Grizedale Arts (Cumbria).

I’ll leave you for now with a beautiful piece of textiles by the Langdale Linen Industry – The Ruskin Museum in Coniston has an amazing collection of Ruskin Linen and Lace!!


Images from this year’s Doremi exhibition at Florence Arts Centre

Doremifasolasido 2016 at Florence Arts Centre, Egremont

Doremifasolasido 2016 at Florence Arts Centre, Egremont

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20th August – 4th September 2016

OPENING WEEKEND: 20th & 21st August


Pippa Eason Mark Essen, Stephanie Farmer, Merlin Fulcher, Freya GabieJackie HaynesLouis-Jack Horton-StephensDavid LisserBess MartinJocelyn McGregorElizabeth PorterLisa RisbecSarah TewEsmeralda ValenciaLillian WilkieJoshua WilsonJacob Wolff


Association of Cultural Advancement through Visual Art (ACAVA)C-ArtEast Street ArtsIslington Mill Art AcademyThe Newbridge ProjectOpen School East, Linsey Young
Special thanks to our partners for nominating this year’s participating artists!
And to Print for their kind support.
Looking forward to seeing you all at Florence Mine in August!


Doremi Opening Saturday! Thanks to everyone who came!

What a wonderful weekend of performances, film screenings, walking tours and the opening of this years Doremi- exhibition! A huge, warm thank you to all those who came. To Jo Beattie, and to Christine McGregor, Marian Simmons and Eileen McGregor for catering for us all.

And if you didn’t make it, there’s still time! The exhibition runs until 4th September 2016.

Slow-cookers, line as high as a mine, and oh yeah, what do you think of a Florence Paintmakers beauty products line? Just a few thoughts from the Doremi week…