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Ambergate Wireworks

Sun 18th Sep
Ambergate Wireworks
Ambergate Wireworks
The Part they Played
Wire Sculpting Workshop

Artists Heidi Luker and Lise Bennett have been funded by the National Lottery and Arts Council England to work collaboratively on a site-specific research and development project, Ambergate Wireworks – The Part They Played. A co-production with Derby’s Museum of Making, the project will explore visual artistic responses to how the Ambergate Wireworks (Johnson & Nephew Ltd), changed the course of communication technology, engineering, warfare & farming throughout the world through an immersive installation.

Over a series of five drop-in wire sculpting sessions in the Museum of Making, they will introduce people to simple methods of sculpting or ‘drawing’ with wire using a pair of pliers. They’d also love to hear from and interview any ex-workers who want to share their stories of working in the wireworks and will be happy to do so during the sessions.

Venue: Museum of Making at Derby Silk Mill
Time: 11am and 3pm
Cost: FREE – Give What You Think
Booking: No need to book – drop-in sessions

Suitable for adults

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