Salts Mill
Saturday, May 28, 2016
Monday, May 30, 2016
Victoria Road Shipley Saltaire West Yorkshire BD18 3LA
Saltaire Arts Trail


Lasting Impressions is a performance work by Hannah Lamb & Claire Wellesley-Smith, taking place at Salts Mill throughout the period of Saltaire Arts Trail 2016.

Whilst visitors to Salts Mill will be well aware of the mill’s textile heritage, how many make the connection to the clothes they wear day-to-day? This project asks us to consider the cloth we carry with us all the time; Where does it come from? Where will it go? What impression will it leave on our own lives? What mark will it leave on the world?

Taking place as a series of timetabled performances throughout the period of the Arts Trail, this performative work involves the artists embossing hundreds of small porcelain tiles with textures from visitors clothing; an edge of a dress, the corner of a cuff, a coat zip…

Each tile made will be archived with a label written by the owner of the clothing, sharing a personal narrative of cloth and clothing. In exchange for leaving a mark from their clothing, each participant will be offered the chance to have a stitch added to their clothes by the artists. The work will grow with each impression left, and each mark made: a multi-vocal collection of stories.

Continuous performances take place between: 11am – 12 noon, 1 – 2pm and 3 – 4pm. Visitors are welcome to join us to participate between these times.

Lasting Impressions is commissioned by Saltaire Inspired for Saltaire Arts Trail and supported by Arts Council England.