Artist in Residence
Lee Smillie is a recent Graduate from BA Fine Art at Blackburn College, who uses the medium of photography to capture the starting points to his poems and performances. Born in Glasgow, in the late 90s Smillie moved to the North West of England where he worked as a Scaffolder, till taking the step to go back into education at the age of twenty nine.
He will be working alongside the curators and staff at the museum as an Artist in Residence to create a body of work which will be a mixture of poems, performance and photography, reacting to the archives and the rooms the public don’t get to see the heart of the Museum.
Lee currently has a small exhibition of his work displayed in our Community Exhibition Gallery.
“I was delighted when I was asked to be Artist in Residence at Blackburn Museum. While on the foundation course at Blackburn College, our first trip was to Blackburn Museum where I wrote a poem, so it feels like a poetic justice that six years late I will be developing work along side the team at the Museum involving the “three P’s” as I call it; poems, performance, and photography.”
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Twitter – @smi81ie