Shoe Factory Social Club, St Mary's Works, St Mary's Plain, Norwich
About St Mary's Works
St. Mary’s Works - St. Mary’s Plain, Norwich NR3 3AF
The Shoe Factory Social Club offers free warehouse space to the local community during the regeneration of the site, exactly one hundred years after the factory was built by shoe-makers Sexton, Son & Everard. In 1972, the company sadly went into receivership with the loss of 700 jobs and the factory has been empty since, although the Hansard report was printed there for a while too but I can't find a proper reference for this.
The site is destined for redevelopment in the next few years and the developers have made it available for 'meantime' use by artists and creatives.
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Ghosts & Whispers Exhibition by Julia Cameron
This is Julia’s most ambitious exhibition so far. There will be over 80 large-scale works using ancestry as a theme.
Ghosts & Whispers is created from a personal collection of family photographs, as well as documents and letters. They have all been re-worked and printed on voile, a transparent fabric, or canvas. Visitors will be able to walk around and among the hanging works to enjoy an immersive experience.
The former shoe factory at St Mary’s Works offers an impressive, large space in which to hold the exhibition. Divided into groups then hung mainly from overhead beams, the exhibition is on two floors. The upper floor is accessible only by stairs, but a film is going to be made covering the whole space. This will be available on Julia’s website once edited, at www.juliacameron.co.uk.
The Private Viewing is on Thursday 29th June and all are welcome.