On Tuesday 14th March at 6.30pm we invited the public to Cooke’s Studios to hear a free Artist Talk by Manchester-based digital artist Sam Meech as the start of our official project launch!
SAM MEECH, a lecturer in Graphic Design at Manchester School of Art & Founder of Re-Dock artist collective was very well received for his artist talk. As lead artist of our mentorship programme forming part of the Lost Stations project; designed to support 12 selected candidates chosen from Cumbria in developing new digital skills and their professional practise, many of whom were in attendance along with local creative aficionados.
Sam gave an insight into his diverse and innovative practices which combine digital image making, projection design, community engagement and machine knitting. Having worked with a range of organisations including the National Film Board of Canada, the Open Data Institute, Royal Opera House, Liverpool Biennial, FACT, and Whitworth Art Gallery Manchester, he is a fantastic and well-experienced advocate and mentor.
‘It is fantastic that the Arts Council are supporting such a diverse and exciting programme of world class digital art activities for people to experience here – right on our doorstep. This programme is full of opportunity for people of all levels of interest, you can take part in a workshop, come along to one of the artist talks and exhibitions or develop your own work for an exhibition’
– Loren Slater, Co-Director