Unique Commissions


Artists that attended the new series of Factory Nights have the opportunity to put forward ideas to be supported through the Unique Commissions Fund. This includes developing a new piece or body of work, research with a person they met at the Factory Night, research relating to their own practise, an exhibition, residency, performance, book, film etc. Factory Nights encourages collaboration across art forms and is interested in site specific or site responsive work.

Rednile artists are in the process of supporting the selected artists through this process of realising ideas, (see more info below). The aim is to develop dynamic, longer term projects that supports the artist’s development and feeds into an outcome that involves the wider community. The commissioned artists will also feature in a Factory Nights publication and will also produce a limited edition multiple linked to their commission, available on rednile’s Factory Outlet. There will be 10 unique commissions produced by a range of artists and disciplines, all responding to interesting sites, venues and places in North East and West midlands.



cath keay copy

Factory Night Unique Commission: Inspired by the Factory Night held in Dundas House, Middlesbrough, artist Cath Keay is developing a contemporary beehive project which responds to Modernist architecture in the town. Dec 2012 – Summer 2013

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Factory Night Unique Commission: Motion sensor photography by Helen Stead and atmospheric soundscape composed by Stef Conner in response to Staffordshire Hoard and Saxon Pilgrimage. Early 2013


Factory Night Unique Commission: Ever Present: A mapping project by Luce Choules and Adam Stock. Eston Hills, July 2012

Speed of Reaction event Roker

Factory Night Unique Commission: Speed of Reaction interactive event by Yolanda de Los Bueis in Roker, Sunderland. Aug 2012

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Factory Night Unique Commission: New collaboration for visual artists Deborah Gardner and Joyce Iwaszko at Burslem Branch Canal, Sept 2012.

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Factory Night Unique Commission:Artists in Residence Sun Ae Kim,David Booth and Holly Corfield Carr at Spode Factory during British Ceramics Biennial, Nov 2011

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

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


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