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LAUNCH EVENT “MR ARKWRIGHT” BY JO FAIRFAX

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Cromford Mills

Mill Road

Cromford

DE4 3RQ

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Launch event for “Mr Arkwright” – an innovative new art installation by artist Jo Fairfax at Cromford Mills.

The installation is a water and cycle-powered drawing machine which takes inspiration from Sir Richard Arkwright’s early career as he started out his journey as entrepreneur, inventor and architect of the modern factory system.

The installation makes comparisons to Arkwright’s water-frame, a water-powered cotton spinning machine which was a starting point to large scale production of cotton thread. Where the water frame made cotton thread, this machine makes drawings! The installation can be enjoyed by visitors between 25 July – 3 November 2019.


Funding for this project is thanks to the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Arts Council England for the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site’s Great Place Scheme. The installation is the first in a series of art installations being produced by arts organisation, Beam.

The launch event will be an opportunity to test out the tandem bicycle and meet the artist.

Light refreshments and music will be provided.

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