This body of work is by long term collaborators Angela Tait and Ian Clegg. The artists work together on creative and educational projects and both work and live in the North West. They are actively involved in research and both lecture at a variety of Northern universities.
Northern Willow is an ongoing project which has been developed from a position of curiosity about how location might shape cultural identity. The artists have reinterpretted the traditional willow pattern with local imagery, with the apple trees and factories sitting alongside the Manchester Ship Canal and Jodrell bank.
For this exhibition, the artists have chosen work from the Whitaker archive and placed them alongside Northern Willow to promote a greater understanding of local identity and value systems.
Gallery opening times:
10am - 5pm