The Old Market Gallery, Rotherham is a great space for artists in the centre of town. We ran an Unravel workshop as part of their A Small Cinema programme on Saturday 23rd April.
Outside Old Market Gallery...
It was great to see how people have got this former retail space up and running as an open arts venue through sheer determination and hard work. The venue boasts a double height space with floor to ceiling windows, giving it lots of natural light.
Workshop at Old Market Gallery
We had a great time, meeting people who offered us their unique perspectives and histories on the town as well as creating an intricately hand-drawn, 10 minute film. The artists involved in the space had built the "Small Cinema" by hand - and this is where we projected the final results of the workshop.
Unravel returned to Leeds for a workshop at Armley Mills Industrial Museum, in partnership with Miniciné. As well as charting Leeds’ industrial past, the museum also has a collection of ciné equipment dating from the turn of the twentieth century onwards.
There’s also an exhibit on Louis le Prince, who shot the first ever frames of film on Leeds Bridge in 1888. And to top that, the museum has the smallest cinema in the north of England – the fixtures and fittings were reclaimed from the former Armley Picture Palace Hall (built in 1912, closed in 1964).
It was great to run this workshop in collaboration with Miniciné, who run a monthly screening at Armley Mills. Thanks to Edel and Danny, and to all the participants who came along to work on the film. The workshop film was screened in the “mini” cinema just before the main feature, Saturday Night, Sunday Morning.