Edit.01: Paddy Hartley at The Lowry

Sat 1 April - Sun 14 May 2017


During his residency at The Lowry, Hartley will exhibit work from his Project Facade series of digitally embroidered uniforms and installations, alongside his Papaver Rhoeas biotissue poppies for the first time. A new work created specially for his residency at The Lowry will see a constantly evolving installation piece involving the excavating and moulding of clay into artworks inspired by battlefield archaeology and memories bound to personal artefacts kept by WW1 servicemen. His responses in clay will then be left to disintegrate in the in-gallery archeological trench existing only in the memory of those who saw the work. Visitors are given a glimpse into his studio practice of a diverse, and will have the chance to ask him questions, discuss his ideas and submit their own ancestral stories of the First World War. 

The Lowry’s Edits series gives artists and performers a physical space to work in their galleries and time to develop previously unexplored ideas into new works.


For more info about the exhibition, visit The Lowry website.

Paddy will be on site working in-gallery on the following dates

  • Sat 1 - Wed 5 April
  • Tue 11 - Sat 15 April
  • Fri 21 - Wed 26 April
  • Thu 4 - Tue 9 May

Opening times

Sunday - Friday 11am - 5pm. Saturday 10am - 5pm 

Admission is FREE