Sally Gilford

Sally Gilford is an artist, maker and creative practitioner, specialising in screen printed textiles, education and social enterprise.

Through her work as a creative practitioner and producer, she facilitates the exploration of multi disciplinary art forms to encourage self-expression; creative experimentation and process lead artistic collaboration.

Currently working with researchers from the Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Matrix Research, she is interested in exploring the connections between art and science, creating distinctive responses to original images of scientific research. Her work poses questions about our own mortality and seeks to offer new perspectives on the human condition.  Sally creates bold, vibrant and energetic prints exploring science and biology. 

Sally is also a member of >thread{ } collective who create generative artwork that subverts and connects textile heritage using analogue and digital processes. Working with code and human bio data, they produce digital imagery, which is interpreted through print and surface pattern. 

Graduating from Manchester Metropolitan University with a BA (hons) Interactive Art in 2007, she is based at Islington Mill Studios in Salford where she also co-founded screen print specialists One69A in 2009 and most recently, Salford Makers.