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Cloth and Memory 2: Saltaire, UK / August 18th – November 3rd

The exhibition Cloth and Memory 2 will be opening this August at the UNESCO World Heritage Site the Salts Mill, an exceptional and expansive space located in Saltaire, UK. The Salt Mills is an old textile mill originally owned by Sir Titus Salt (an amazing name) that Jonathan Silver bought in 1987 to convert into a contemporary art and historical gallery space. The Salts Mill features a permanent collection of David Hockney, a digital archive of videos and historical photos, and this soon to be amazing exhibition.

Featuring 23 emerging and established international artists, the Cloth and Memory 2 will include gallery tours, curator’s tours, and seminars led by some of the artists.

“Cloth and Memory {2} builds on knowledge gained in our first exhibition, however it will be a very different experience. It will be in the original Spinning Room (known as The Lobby), which at 168m x 16m, when first built was thought to be the largest industrial room in the world. Apart from a new roof, it has not been restored or refurbished, and is not normally open to the public. The extraordinary internal architecture with its peeling walls and floors still retain the marks and smells of its original use.”


For more information, archive of artists, list of sponsors and schedule, visit:

See a PDF of the exhibition

To learn more about the Salts Mill:

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