Commissioned by Culture Warrington as part of Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival and the Time Machine Festival, Castlefield Gallery is pleased to be able to host Work in progress by artist Daisy James in the windows of Castlefield Gallery New Art Spaces: Warrington from 17 July – 30 September 2021.
Daisy James is a visual storyteller working across a range of projects including graphics, installation, publication and public art. In her creative practice she explores traditional and digital while using design thinking methods to investigate visual dialogues and build narratives that connect people, place and time.
Work in progress is a response to the past, present and future of Warrington’s transforming landscape. Visually, the work is inspired by the artists’ personal experiences of working within a local Warrington business and traditional merchandising materials.
The artwork has been informed through collaborations with members of the community and developed to reflect a collective narrative that advertises how the high streets are an important part of our day to day lives and individual stories.
Labelled throughout the artwork are Warrington businesses that are or have been a part of the town’s make up.
These specialised shops and industries, their owners and workers are a major part of the town’s identity and what Warringtonians recognise as part of their shared heritage.
Address: Castlefield Gallery New Art Spaces: Warrington, 24 Sankey Street (former Marks & Spencer), Golden Square, Warrington WA1 1TD
This public art commission is delivered by Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival as part of the Warrington Time Machine Festival with funding from Arts Council England, Culture Warrington, Warrington Borough Council and National Trust and support from Castlefield Gallery.