Local Colour

Local Colour is a collaboration between Super Slow Way, Bradford-based visual artist Claire Wellesley-Smith, and Community Solutions North West, and is based at Elmfield Hall in Gatty Park, Accrington.

Elmfield Hall has a rich textile history as the former home of Albert Gatty, an innovator in the Turkey Red dyeing and printing industry during the nineteenth century.

A small dyehouse, where it is believed he conducted some of his dye research, is in the grounds of the park and forms a central part of Claire’s practice.

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