Factory Nights 2011-12



Now in its 3rd year, Factory Nights continues to be an innovative approach to commissioning art and inspiring collaboration. Factory Nights are experimental and spontaneous creative sessions for groups of creative people and are held in interesting spaces or ‘hidden gems’. Each Factory Night is completely different depending on the mix of attendees and the venue. People who attend are encouraged to get out of the session what they need whether that is making new contacts, gathering research on the venue, sharing current ideas or gaining feedback them.

The Factory Nights events are being held in interesting venues throughout West Midlands, North East and have even been delivered in India and Peru during Nov 2011. There are also travel bursaries available to artists who want to attend Factory Nights from outside the region/s. After each Factory Night, attendees can apply to the Unique Opportunities fund for bursaries to conduct research residencies, a collaboration, or production of a new work all which respond to the Factory Night venue.

rednile have launched a FACTORY OUTLET on www.etsy.com to sell limited edition work produced during the Factory Nights programme and are also delivering FACTORY IDEAS, a twitter project which involves tweeting a new idea every day for 1 year. See our homepage for more info.
As in past Factory Nights programmes, a publication and evaluation will also be produced which will be available to view online.



bus station commissions charlie

Factory Night Unique Commission: Research and Residency Programme a collaboration with PITT Project space in response to The Hanley Bus Station. May-June 2012

garden festival banner copy

Factory Night Unique Commission: Little Earth Quake, Ruthie Ford and David Bethal in response to Stoke National Garden Festival Site. Spring 2012

bed of canal

Factory Night @ Bed of closed Burslem Branch Canal. Apr 2012

elaine header copy

Factory Night Unique Commission: Elaine Lim Newton producing ceramic and mixed media lighting sculptures inspired by Crabtree electric Factory. June 2012

Crabtree switches

Factory Night @ The Historic Crabtree Factory (now the characterful Lyndon House Hotel) Feb 2012


Factory Night @Eston Hills, Redcar and Cleveland, March 2012

72dpiRednile Roker Jan 2012_48

Factory Night @Spottee’s Cave, Marine Walk and Watch House Museum in Roker, Sunderland, Jan 2012


Factory Night Unique Commission: Artists in Residence – Bethan Lloyd Worthington & Sarah Riseborough with Archaeologists@Lotfus, Redcar and Cleveland, late 2012.

Bus station FN copy

Factory Night @ 1970s bus station and historic Peppers garage, Stoke-on-Trent, Dec 2011

Lamas mural

Factory Night @ Lamas Plaza, part of Lamas Sin Fronteras event, Peru. Nov 2011

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