Maurice Carlin, Temporary Custodians 45, 2016. Courtesy the artist.

Temporary Custodian Talks at Islington Mill Art Academy

On 15th August Islington Mill welcome one of their Temporary Custodians, Bob Miller, as special guest to the Islington Mill Art Academy (IMAA). This will be the first in a series of ‘Temporary Custodian Talks‘ where we hear in person from our growing community of Custodians, forming a special series of events in the ongoing IMAA programme of free open public sessions. Each Custodian will share their motivations for purchasing a piece of Temporary Custodians, their relationship with art, and their story as an owner in this experimental collective.

Temporary Custodians of Islington Mill, 2018–2028 is a single work by Maurice Carlin, divided into 100 unique prints, distributed amongst a community of owners. 84 pieces have found homes so far, with the remaining 16 still for sale. The University of Salford Art Collection holds four Temporary Custodians prints, two of which were kindly donated by Bob Miller. The project has formed a key strand in the development of Carlin’s art practice and in the fundraising and expansion plans for Islington Mill.

Bob will be discussing his art collection, his motivations to begin collecting art, and will bring along 3 of his favourite pieces to focus on in more detail. A great opportunity to consider work from a serious collector’s point of view and to get a personal look into the art buyer’s world. The event will include a barbecue on the Mill courtyard, so please feel free to bring along some food to share if you are able.

Date: Wednesday 15 August 2018, 6.30pm
Venue: Islington Mill, Salford
Admission: Free, for further details email