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Claire Wellesley-Smith

Mr Gatty's Experiment Shed (publication)


Image of Mr Gatty's Experiment Shed (publication)

In October 2019 I produced a site specific work, Mr Gatty's Experiment Shed, in Accrington, Accrington, Lancashire, as part of the first British Textile Biennial. It explored the histories of a small building, the former personal laboratory of Frederick Albert Gatty, textile industrialist and dye innovator. This essay explores the connections the building has to the madder plant, source of Turkey red dye and of Gatty's fortune.

A5 portrait, 31 pages, full colour.