Dye
in Manchester
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Dye explores the production of blue pigment in east Manchester as a by-product of the area’s iconic gasworks. The Hardman & Holden dye factory’s colourful history of accidents, poisonings, sludges and blue pigeons is investigated through corporate and newspaper archives. Physical traces of the factory have been reduced to blue stains on the perimeter walls; inside lies a wasteland and the unfulfilled promise of a cleaner future.

Manchester

Something rich and strange

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