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Supercollider Contemporary Art Projects has moved into the vacant unit at 59 Cookson Street as part of the legacy of the Blackpool Culture Shops programme, which sought to re-animate vacant units across Blackpool town centre through a series of temporary art works. Adrian Pritchard’s Osmosis Machine project came about through a series of conversations and e-mails between the artist and Supercollider regarding doing a project together ‘in the future’.

Adrian’s project has proved to be a valuable addition to the roster of exhibitions Supercollider has programmed since 2008 through both its regular and Semiconductor exhibition programmes and has been a great way to ease the new space into the conciousness of the local audience. Adrian is locally based but his agenda is wider that local – the Osmosis Machine will travel to Manchester next as part of the Manchester Science Festival – so he seemed the ideal person to work with in this initial project at the new site.

The Osmosis Machine ran everyday for 10 days from 17th – 27 September and was book-ended by an opening and closing event. Over the 10 day period the machine has operated everyday creating an ever changing painting. The benefit of having a large open front to the shop has been immediate with the work being able to capture on audience easily.

The project has been well recieved by the audience which saw it with the opening and closing events being well attended. Overall the project has set up a great platfrom for Supercollider to launch its programme at the new site and provided Adrian with a great platform to test out the work prior to taking it to Manchester later in 2012.

Supercollider will be programming exhibitions in the new space from November 2012 for an initial 12 month period. More information can be obtained through www.supercolliderhq.org.uk and you can be added to the Supercollider mailing list by sending an e-mail to [email protected].

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