Staff and Students March in the Durham Miners Gala Procession

Staff and Students march in the Durham Miners Gala Procession

Blackburn College staff and students took to the streets of Durham and marched in the 135th Durham Miners Gala Procession.  They displayed two of the silk procession banners made through research which formed part of ‘The Politics of Cloth’, a commission for the British Textile Biennial which has seen Jamie Holman, Programme Leader of BA (Hons) Fine Art take centre stage as artist-in-residence.

This research involved a number of students from across BA (Hons) Fine Art and Foundation Art Diploma (FAD) and was supported by Blackburn College’s Research and Scholarship Committee.

Jamie said: “I was delighted to be invited to take part in the procession which gave more exposure to the artwork in one day than would have been seen in a month and wish to thank my fellow staff, students and artists from Prism Gallery Blackburn who enjoyed the day immensely.  I would like to also say a big thank-you to Super Slow Way who supported the logistics of getting everyone and the artwork to the procession”.

19 Jul 2019, 15:09 PM