Create53

Create 53 is the latest partnership project between The Lowry and Islington Mill, presenting a number of artistic responses to the Week 53 theme ‘coming of age’.
  • Venue: Circle Bar
Create 53 is the latest partnership project between The Lowry and Islington Mill. Created in 2000, Islington Mill is an ever-evolving creative space, arts hub and community. The Lowry has partnered with Islington Mill to commission and present a number of artistic responses to the Week 53 theme ‘coming of age’. Three artists have been chosen to present their work at The Lowry during the festival. 

Amrit Singh Randhawa is a graphic designer + artist based at Islington Mill. His practice is informed by the social, political, and economic conditions of society. The piece is inspired by the way children draw and create without reference images. A child does not draw flowers because of what it symbolises in art history, they draw because it is fun. Through the medium of video, the work shows the preservation of memories. These memories often are distorted over time, making the screen a medium for digital inaccurate perceptions.

Jermyn has spent the past fifteen years on the party scene, staying up all night, raving in caves and meeting all the random people the world has to offer. Now in his mid-thirties with an ever-increasing to-do list, Jermyn is thinking about life, love and responsibilities away from the hedonistic spaces of Manchester and Berlin. Is it time to slow down and stop trying to emulate the past? Will things ever be the same? Can I do both? Or am I missing out? 

Mollie Milton is an artist living and working in Manchester, predominantly working in the field of sculpture and installation her work is a means to process and explore anxieties around time, existence, loss and failure. A Certain Kind of Ache draws comparisons between the physical loss of a wisdom tooth and more metaphysical loss such as the loss of innocence. The imprints of wisdom teeth can be found embedded into the surface of the ceramic wall pieces, using negative space to explore the precarious and unknown space that opens up when transitioning from childhood to adulthood. Coming of age is often celebrated as new found freedom opens up, but this piece offers time to reflect upon the loss of childhood. 
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