Saturday, 17 February 2018

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Onions and Leeks

'Burnley food control committee
FOOD! FOOD!! FOOD!!!
Great meeting for Women, Mechanics' Institution, Burnley....'

If your from Burnley you will know all about the Burnley Mechanics, but did you know that there was once a whole lecture about onions and leeks!?. This has to be one of my favourite of the lectures that I've found whilst carrying out my research on the history of the Building!

Action Shot


Preparation PRINT


Monday, 5 February 2018

Sunday, 31 December 2017

Final post of the year...

2017 ends in less than 6 hours... 

Admittedly I'd like to dress up and drink till midnight but at the moment I feel to gross to finish off one beer. I also feel like there is a tennis ball in my ear. I want to listen to my mum's Beatles record of love songs but I wont be able to hear it so there's no point. 

I wouldn't normally reflect like this on anything but I wanted to take a few minutes to write about 2017.

2017 has been different, it's been good, interesting, inspiring and something else.  I've had a great year for meeting new people and working with new people. I feel privileged to know the people I know and to learn from them. Next year the first half will be my last months in my 20's, the rest will be... older. Not exactly where student Sophie thought she'd be down the line. 

As always I'll keep making art and try to post more on social media such as the F's, T's & I's of the online world. I'll also question if it's worth it, if I should just pack it in, take some time off, jump off a cliff and earn some money because that's what most people value you you on. Money, how much you earn what you own. Do you sell your art? I'll also realise that this is what I do and I doubt I'll change or stop but make more art. 

HAPPY NEW YEAR to anyone & everyone 


embrace the loser within you, if you don't who else will! 

Sophie Gibson, 2017

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

What Have I Been Doing?

Over the past week I've been researching Burnley Mechanics thanks to Library Manger Kit and everyone at BurnleyLibrary. Including local historian Ken Spencer who has been a fantastic help. 
What have I been researching Burnley Mechanics for?
As part of the #BurnleyCreativeAlliance Development Project run by Burnley Leisure, funded by Arts Council England through Grants for the Arts. I will be creating new work in response to the history of Burnley and the Mechanics building.