GRAFT’s 2019!!

HUGE THANKS to all of our artists, collaborators, partners, participants, audience and everyone who has given us their support. We couldn’t do the things we do without you. 


Did you come to one of our events? Or did you follow what we were doing on social media? 

We do everything we can to make sure our activity is democratic, accessible and audience-led. We would really appreciate any comments you could give us about what we’ve done this year to help us plan our 2020. 

Please take our online survey to leave any comments you have…

In 2019 WE…

Film by Jack Lewdjaw at the Gregson Centre for BF Artist Film Festival, July 2019.

…hosted the BF Artist’s Film Festival at the Gregson Arts and Community Centre…

Semaphore workshop with Shonagh Short at JAM, August 2019. (Photo credit: Joel Maudsley)

…ran JAM, a weekend of free public arts workshops around St George’s Quay in partnership with the Maritime Museum with Bonnie Craig, Shonagh Short, Kathryn Tovey and Theo Vass…

DIY at LESS harvest market in September

…opened DIY, a pop-up art gallery at a market stall filled with work made by visitors…

Installation shot of FUN, October 2019. (Photo credit: Johnny Bean)

…showed 8 artists in FUN, an exhibition about having fun with contemporary art. This included work by Olwyn Carroll, Pippa Eason, Helen Hamilton, Flora Hunt, Denise Kehoe, Frances Kelly, Sumuyya Khader and Genevieve Slater…

Making a playground in a gallery for Lancaster Fun Palace, October 2019.

…commissioned Sophie Chapman and Kerri Jefferis to run a workshop where we turned the gallery into an adventure playground for Lancaster Fun Palaces…

First Proper Outing, Sade Mica (2019) was one of the films shown in the video art trail.

…installed a video trail of digital works by Soohyun Choi, Jamie Jenkinson, Sade Mica, Megan Visser and Jaf Yusuf in shop widows around Lancaster…

DIY FILM workshop in the Storey at Light Up Lancaster, November 2019

…created 108 short films made by members of the public using a green screen for Light Up Lancaster 2019…

Anna with her work The Merry Wagtail Jades, The Breeches They Do Carry, (Pankhurst in The Park Commission 2018)

… and welcomed Wigan based artist Anna FC Smith onto our board of trustees. Anna joins Fran Liebig, who is currently company manager for Pop-Up Projects based in London. 

SEE YOU IN 2020…


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