Demolition Street: William Titley

Using video and digital imaging techniques, found objects and current archiving methodologies, the project contributes to the current discourse surrounding issues of displacement in the face of adversity and legislation of the processes of regeneration and renewal of place.

Private View Evening on 7th May 17:30 – 19:30

A collection of audio-visual artworks from the artists’ personal archives, and informed by a real life situation on Bright Street, Colne, Lancashire.

In 2005 the artist worked with residents to document the effects of a local government regeneration strategy to demolish their homes and make way for gardens for the remaining residents.

The work, which includes photography, video and found objects, explores notions of home and has developed around ideas of location, the self and spatial ownership. From domestic interviews about life on the street, to atmospheric shots of the vacated properties, the exhibition contributes to discourse surrounding issues of displacement in the face of adversity and legislation of regeneration and the renewal of place.

William’s work, engaging in a sense of place, is informed by a discursive interest in anthropology, histories, architecture and socially engaged art practice.

Exhibition opening times: From 5th May to 5th June 2015

Monday 9am to 5pm

Tuesday 9am to 8.30pm

Wednesday 9am to 5pm

Thursday10am to 5pm

Friday is 9am to 5pm

Special Events with the artist.

There is a series of Visual Matrix workshops for visitors to give feedback on, and contribute to the development of the exhibition. The artist will be in attendance and the event will be facilitated by Julian Manley, (from The University of Central Lancashire). The workshops are for adults or well-behaved and accompanied young people, unfortunately the workshops are not suitable for young children.

Each workshop is intimately linked to the exhibition and includes discussions around the interpretation of the work on display. Booking is essential as there are limited places.

Please contact Vicci McCann at to reserve your place.

Workshop details:

Fri 8th May 10.30-12.30

Thurs 21st May: 14.00-16.00

Fri 22nd May 10.30 – 12.30

Thurs 4th June 10.30 – 12.30

For enquiries about the workshop content please contact Julian Manley at


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