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These Northern Types at Sunny Bank Mills

These Northern Types at Sunny Bank Mills
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23 Jun 2018 - 22 Jul 2018

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Sunny Bank Mills

off Farsley Town Street, Farsley, Leeds, LS28 5UJ

These Northern Types is an exploration of contemporary northern identity by design studio Split. Through an exhibition and book of 15 works, the project asks what it means to be from the north – or indeed any place – in today’s globalised world.

From making a giant People Powered Press and printing on life jackets used by migrants making the journey to Europe; to making inks from chip shop gravy powder and curry sauce and submitting an audacious application to trademark ‘The North’, These Northern Types is a thought-provoking and ambitious collection of works that simultaneously celebrates Northern Identity whilst asking probing questions about our relationship to place.

What does it mean to be from the north – or any place – in a globalised world? Where the’s muck, is the’ still brass? Do we tolerate less bullsh*t than others? Has the St George’s Cross become a symbol of racism? Is making do and mending consigned to the history books? Where’s the line between being proud of where we’re from and making others feel excluded? What are we forgetting? Who’s using our fondness for the north to their own ends? Do you want gravy on your chips? Or curry sauce?

Exhibition runs 23 June to 22 July

Tuesday – Saturday 10-4pm

Sunday: 11-3pm

Monday: Closed


Getting to Sunny Bank Mills:

Sunny Bank Mills is located at the bottom of Farsley Town Street, look out for the 1912 Mill tower.

Nearest train station: New Pudsey Station
It's a 15 minute walk to Sunny Bank Mills.

Nearest bus stop: Farsley Cenotaph

From Leeds: 508 bus from Leeds City Bus Station direct to Farsley Cenotaph

From Bradford: 72 bus from Bradford Interchange will get you within 12 minutes walk

For taxis we recommend Amber:
0113 202 2117

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Wheelchair Access

Level access to the rear of Sunny Bank Mills and accessible parking and toilet on site.

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