Established in 2004, rednile Projects is the collaborative practice of three artist/founders Suzanne Hutton, Michael Branthwaite and Janine Goldsworthy with support from three additional directors Marian Downes, Sam Taylor and Steve Wright. rednile has branches in Stoke-on-Trent at Airspace Gallery West Midlands and North East England at The Shed, Gateshead.
rednile initiate collaborative arts projects with artists, specialists, business and communities often in temporary, non art settings. rednile create and commission artworks that respond to site and aim to leave a lasting legacy within the fabric of a place. rednile’s portfolio has developed from initiating artist residencies and exhibitions in businesses to the delivery of satellite projects in education and the private sector and long term projects in creative consultation which has fed into public design and regeneration strategies.
Over the past 8 years rednile has coordinated 17 major projects throughout the UK all in temporary venues. rednile has contracted over 150 creative individuals in in the form of residencies, exhibitions, new commissions and temporary public art commissions, workshops and provided work placements, studio space, mentorships and opportunities to writers, photographers, designers and students.
rednile projects engage with communities and businesses and believe that through this process, the exploration and enjoyment of contemporary Art can be promoted at a grass roots level and challenge people’s perceptions. rednile has often been called unique as it is able to balance an artistic, exploratory approach with a firm understanding of how to cultivate meaningful involvement from the public, other creatives and project partners.
‘The transformation of everyday life, rednile’s practice suggests, begins with transforming attitudes to both art and work (let alone artworks) by intensifying the attention we pay to the world.’ - Mark Robinson, Thinking Practice.
rednile is responsive and flexible in its approach. As an artist led company, it thrives by responding to new challenges and creating opportunities, using the artist/founders interests, as well as industry led advice from its directors and networks. Each of rednile’s projects is unique and often ephemeral using a wide range of materials and skills. The projects are managed by rednile’s artist/founders who then contract others to deliver specific areas, such as event management or documentation. The projects are led by the interests of rednile artist founders and sometimes feature their work as artists but predominantly feature other artists or involve collaborations with artists architects, designers, businesses, writers and communities.
Internationally, rednile is seeking to collaborate and enrich its methodology with exchanges and projects that feed back into its creative dynamics. These include exploring sustainable arts practice in Berlin and Peru, and the concept of exchange and collaboration in Thailand. Rednile artists have continued to make work individually and collectively with artist Janine Goldsworthy recently returning from an Arts Council supported residency at ComPeung AIR programme, Northern Thailand and artist Michael Branthwaite was selected to exhibit at the A Foundation, Liverpool as part of the Saatchi Northern Stars.