Monday, 30 March 2009

In situ

The artwork was hung at Nowgen on Thursday and we lauch tonight at 5.30. Drop me a mail if you haven't been invited and would like to come.

Monday, 9 March 2009


Passing Down

The Passing Down project was conceived by Helen Clare to explore how stories and ideas passed down in families and how people made sense of inheritance in their own lives

During Autumn 2008 we worked with a number of community and writing groups, schools and events. People’s ideas were collated and organised by poet Helen Clare and the textile artwork was designed and made by artist Lynn Setterington.

The project was run in collaboration with Manchester Literature Festival and Manchester Science Festival and was funded by Arts Council England.

We would like to thank the following organisations who hosted creative writing workshops and discussion sessions: Cultureword, The Monday Night Group, Full Circle Arts, MoSI, Cartwheel Arts, Greater Manchester Science Network, The BA Festival of Science, Salford Libraries.

Thanks are also due to the following 2nd Year Embroidery students at MMU, Sophie Domintz, Claire Ford, Ashley Millward, Sarah Fletcher, Sophie Aris, Georgia Bosson, Helen Harkawenko, Leanne Richards, Gemma Scott, Jenny Marsden, Katie Smith, Grace Mc Cavery, Lizzie Smith, Jenny Kenworthy, Sam Lyall, to tutor Isabel Wright for their sewing skills and to Vicky Wild and Jill Boyes for technical support.

We are also grateful to Marion McAllister and Kate Mathieson of Nowgen and Jeanette Edwards of Manchester University who so generously shared their understanding of inheritance and kinship with us.

Helen Clare and Lynn Setterington March 2009

Wednesday, 18 February 2009


Our Passing Down artwork is going to be on display at Nowgen on Grafton Street in Manchester. There will be a launch on 30th March from 5.30 - 7pm (light refreshments provided). Please contact me if you would like to attend.

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Final Product 2

Finished Product

The Passing Down artwork is now completed. We're just looking for a suitable place to exhibit the piece and then we'll be able to organise a launch.

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Work in Progress

Here are just a few pictures of the piece being made.

Friday, 14 November 2008


Lynn and her students are busy stitching away. I hope to have pictures of the work in progress next week. In the meantime Laura and I are working on finding a space to exhibit the piece and organising a launch. Its looking like being mid January. Watch this space, as they say!