Alison Kershaw: Metal
photo: Alison Kershaw
"spending 8 weeks in a derelict building making art from what was lying around changed my work forever"
Remember To Breathe
When Victoria Baths was looking at the possibility of opening the baths as a "Healthy Living Centre", Alison Kershaw and the Pool Arts collective were invited to be involved in its planning. Pool Arts hoped to have studio space in the new centre, providing opportunities and support to emerging artists in the area. Their collaboration 'Remember to Breathe", examined the relationship between mind body and environment, and focussed directly on the building in it's derelict condition. This led to an exhibition of installations throughout the baths using found materials. They worked with a shiatsu practitioner and a life model during the project, producing life drawings which informed the installations.
North West Arts through their Year of The Artist programme supported this project.
Pool Arts continued to use temporary space at Victoria Baths until 2005 at the invitation of The Trust.