Tuesday, 16 October 2007
Nightschool: An Artschool as a Nightclub
Nightschool is a new project by Islington Mill Art Academy that will see the group take up residence in the club space on the ground floor of Islington Mill in Salford.
The group will be responsible for the day to day running of the club and the events that happen there as well as using it as their working and project space. They will have free reign to change, adapt and alter the space according to their working practices.
The project presents an interesting opportunity to reappraise the methods in which The Art Academy functions and the participants are keen to see how their current working practices adapt to this new and unlikely environment. Similarly, they will be interested to see how their interventions will affect the use of the space as a nightclub and events space.
In addition to this, the group are tasked with implementing effective working and organisational systems for the club, which will be handed over to the next managers of the space at the end of this project.
The club space at Islington MIll has provided a free and accessible space for a wide variety of events in the past two years and this project promises to open another exciting chapter in its future development.