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.”
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!
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!
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!!
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.
Louis-Jack Horton-Stephens showing off his freshly painted nails and new-found knowledge of pearls from the River Eede, both imparted by Lillian Wilkie
Merlin Fulcher’s and The Hermit’s walking tour of Florence Arts Centre and the Doremi exhibition
In “The Hermit’s Cave”, aka the new Florence Arts Centre Artist Studios, with work by Mark Essen
Rachel and Fran from East Street Arts tuning in to ‘Project (?/?)’ by Louis-Jack Horton-Stephens
Artist moving image by Amanda Rice, showing as part of the Doremi film programme
Josh Wilson performing ‘Site Writings’
‘Big Trucks, Yeah’ by Alex Culshaw, shown as part of the Doremi film programme
The travellers from London having 40 winks before the film screening
And the dancing begins with DJ set by Elliott Horton-Stephens and the live-mixed ‘Wolff Machine’ by Jacob Wolff
Elizabeth Porter giving a beautiful reading as part of Different Skies Spoken Word set