The Local Artists Gallery
Burnley Mechanics offer a fantastic opportunity for local artists to display their creations, photographs and wares. The new Lounge Bar and Front Room Bistro have several large gallery spaces available for artists to book exhibition time.
NEITHER USE NOR ORNAMENT
Neither use nor ornament is a new body of work by Hannah Whitlow. The series of ceramics explores the idea of non-functional objects that serve no purpose and are not necessarily pleasing to the eye – a literal take on ‘neither use nor ornament’. Combined with local phrases from growing up in Burnley, the work looks at Whitlow’s Northern working-class identity.
Whitlow has an interest in the words we say without thinking and object making. The pieces reference ornaments from Whitlow’s childhood home, for example Egyptian pottery and other classical ceramics. The naive style echo’s the bubble writing Whitlow used to practice at school.
All works are for sale – Please enquire for a price list at the bar or at the box office.
See more of Hannah Whitlow’s work on Instagram @hannahwhitlow
The exhibition runs until 26th September