Date Time
Sat 7th November 5.00pm


The last 15 years has seen a boom in the UK graphic arts and illustration industry, with a DIY scene emerging and prospering alongside new and affordable leaps in technology.

So much of our lives is now spent in the virtual digital realm, so what will become of the tactile objects we all hold so dear? Will we see books disappear in our lifetime? And why are more and more creatives moving away from the computer and getting back to using their hands to create art, both commercially and for art’s sake.

Made You Look is a documentary which sets out to explore the landscape of the commercial arts in the 21st Century. It’s a film that gives an insight into how modern creative people feel about the challenges and triumphs of living in a hyper digital age.

This film is a rare and candid insight into the work of some of the UK’s top creative talent, including beautifully shot footage of artists at work and play in their own creative environments. Running time 72 minutes

Watch the film trailer here

Join us after the film for a panel Question and Answer session, and ask the question you’ve always wanted answered about working in graphic arts today. Anthony Peters, the film’s co-director, will be joined by local paper-cutter and designer Hannah Nunn (many of you will know Hannah’s extraordinary lamps, available at Radiance in town) and Louise Lockhart, illustrator and printmaker (you may know her work as ‘The Printed Peanut’), whose most recent artist’ book was launched at the 2015 Arts Festival.

Doors open 4.15pm, film is at 5.00pm, Q&A session 6.20pm. Normal cinema prices apply. Tickets can be purchased at 
WeGotTickets and also may be bought on the door on the day (cash only).

This event is ‘12A’ – suitable for 12 years and over (all under 12s to be accompanied by an adult). This booking is for unallocated / unreserved STALLS seats (downstairs) at the Picture House. Please telephone us to confirm if a wheelchair place is required to be reserved. We regret that ticket refunds or exchanges are not possible.

Why not enjoy the ARTfair at the Town Hall before the film? The arts, craft and photography fair is open 11am-4pm, with lots of locally crafted products and art from various local designers and makers all available to buy here.

And… if you can’t make our screening, Creative Lancashire are hosting two screenings of Made You Look (Blackburn, 22 October and Preston, 28 October) with introductions, Q&A sessions, creative business pow wows and a chance to make your own wood press poster. Find out more here.

All times listed are the programme start time unless otherwise stated. Films start approx 30 mins after the programme start time.