An exclusive range of products is currently on sale at Salford Museum and Art Gallery and have been co-designed by residents from Victoria Square in Ancoats, the Many Hands Craft Collective, Wythenshawe’s Cross Acres craft group and residents from the John Atkinson and Hawkshaw Court in Salford, all in collaboration with artist Sally Gilford and musician, Ben McDonnell. The work produced formed part of a large series of creative events, Together We Move, programmed by local producer Liz Wewiora.
Together We Move was inspired by and in response to the recent commission and Salford Museum and Art Gallery exhibition, Everything I Have Is Yours by artists Eileen Simpson and Ben White (Open Music Archive). This recent ambitious film and sound work, looked back to the first decade of the UK pop charts (1952-1962). The work was developed with and featured Salford and Greater Manchester residents, who played in bands in the 1950s and early 1960s.
This has formed the inspiration for the products currently on sale at the Museum and Art Gallery. The local residents took part in a programme of creative workshops in print and sound, responding directly to music and sounds featured in Everything I Have Is Yours.
The workshops took place at the residents location and Islington Mill. From screen printing to visual scores and collage, participants had the opportunity to design and create original artwork which explores their experience of music from the first 10 years of the pop charts.
Everything I Have Is Yours and the Together We Move programme were co-commissioned by Film and Video Umbrella, Contemporary Art Society, University of Salford Art Collection and Castlefield Gallery with Salford Museum and Art Gallery.
The Together We Move programme is supported by:
and Castlefield Gallery Commissioning Patrons, Jo and Allan Melzack.