Sally Gilford is an artist, maker & creative producer specialising in print.  She creates bold, vibrant designs inspired by humans and nature and is interested in creating site specific work celebrating heritage and identity.

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

She is also a part of >thread{ } collective.  Working with code and human bio data, they produce digital imagery interpreted through print and surface pattern. They are interested in exploring participatory practice using generative art.

As an educator and socially engaged practitioner, Sally has worked for over 10 years across a diverse range of settings including internationally recognised galleries, museums, cultural organisations and in schools. Through her work as a practitioner and producer, she facilitates the exploration of multi disciplinary art forms to encourage self-expression; creative experimentation and process led artistic collaboration. 

She teaches a programme of workshops and public courses from her studio at Islington Mill in Salford where she co-founded screen print specialists One69A in 2009 and Salford Makers in 2017.