TSAP @ Platt Hall 2020 is the first in a series of creative projects responding to the building and collections of Platt Hall, an 18th century textile merchant’s house in Platt Fields Park on the edge of Rusholme, Moss Side and Fallowfield.
TSAP @ Platt Hall 2020 is also featured on Platt Hall’s website.
TSAP @ Platt Hall 2020 commission
Previously the city’s Gallery of Costume, Platt Hall closed to the public in 2017, due to a moth infestation and the growing realisation that the collection had outgrown the building. Two years later we began the process of working with local residents to re-imagine this historic local landmark as a new kind of museum, one that is rooted in its history, but shaped by its present-day communities.
The TSAP @ Platt Hall 2020 commission emerged in the context of the climate emergency, Coronavirus lockdown and anti-racist protest. Through physical and digital interventions, it aims to connect people to their local environment, encourage creative thinking around issues of urgency in the world, and stimulate interest in the potential of Platt Hall to become a vibrant, welcoming and creative space at the heart of its local community.
“The TSAP artists are just one example of the wealth of skill and creativity that exists in this small corner of south-central Manchester. As an emergent collective founded on shared concerns for wellbeing and sustainability (and our neighbours just over the other side of Platt Lane), we were keen to work together to explore how the Hall and its collections might become a useful resource for engaging creatively with issues of local importance.”
The TSAP @ Platt Hall 2020 commission emerged in the context of the climate emergency, Coronavirus lockdown and anti-racist protest.TSAP