About

Sally is a socially engaged artist, designer and creative producer.

Her participatory approach encourages the exploration of multi disciplinary art forms to encourage self-expression and creative experimentation. Process led artistic collaboration is at the heart of her practice. 

She works with people and communities to connect ideas and creativity to place, identity and heritage.  With a background in surface design and print, her work is bold, playful and inquisitive.

Sally has been commissioned across a diverse range of settings including internationally recognised galleries, museums, educational and cultural organisations.

Working with researchers from the Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Matrix Research at The University of Manchester, she explores the connections between art and science, creating distinctive responses to original images of scientific research. Her designs incorporate both hand printed and digital processes. She also delivers a programme of creative public engagement and interventions.

Sally is based at Islington Mill in Salford where she founded Salford Makers in 2017 and co-founded screen print specialists One69A in 2009.

@sally_gilford