Manchester’s creative and arts sector will receive a boost this May and June as CHERYL – an artistic collective from Brooklyn, New York – take residency at Islington Mill in Salford.
Comprised of Destiny Pierce, Stina Puotinen, Nick Shiarizzi and Sarah Van Burren, CHERYL are renowned for their video art and installations, dance parties and general artistic performance. They have featured at the Museum of Modern Art, MoMA PS1, New York’s Museum of Art and Design, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the Jewish Museum and more.
CHERYL will utilise the ground floor gallery space of the Mill as they work with local artists, musicians, performance collectives and students of art, media and fashion. During this time they will hold special events open to the public on the Wednesdays of the 9, 16 and 30 May. In addition to these, they will take over the entire Mill to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee on Sunday 3 June, and will feature at the ‘Sounds from the Other City’ event taking place on Sunday 6 May.
Their arrival in Greater Manchester means great things for the city, and reflects the fact that Manchester’s creative sector and arts circuit is respected not just locally and nationally, but also globally.
MIDAS will be hosting CHERYL for a day to ensure they get the most out of their visit to the region, which will include helping the artists to network with members of Manchester’s creative sector, as well as learn about the history, culture, architecture and strength of Greater Manchester as a region. MIDAS will be working with Islington Mill going forward to encourage more international collaborations to highlight the talent within Greater Manchester.
Islington Mill is a former cotton spinning mill, over two hundred years of age, which now functions as an inspiring space that houses over fifty studios, gallery space, gig and ‘clubbing’ areas and its own (artist-run) B&B.