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Inside Out is the brain child of Fleetwood based artist Gillian Wood. It is a project that is bringing together the often unseen and under represented creative talents and skills of the people of Fleetwood and surrounding areas.

It is literally turning the inside, out.



Back in March 2020 Gillian was working with us at LeftCoast as an artist in residence. As with the rest of the country her world suddenly shrunk as we went into our first COVID 19 national lockdown. Her background working in costume on Hollywood films meant she was in contact with a network of costumiers who started to sew scrubs for the NHS. Looking around the area she saw that there was no local equivalent, so she founded the Fylde Coast Scrub Hub.  The scrub hub grew through collaboration with a team of local sewers, producing over 400 sets of scrubs. Fast forward to last summer and those that had been sewing scrubs started to ask themselves, what next? Gill decided to make a film about the scrub hub and interviewed the sewing team in their gardens. She realised what a creative bunch she was working with, people weren’t only sewing, but baking, knitting, making and painting. Not only that but people were sharing stories of people making rocking horses, designing suits and sewing wedding dresses. We thought that this needed celebrating, and so Inside Out was born.

Inside Out - Exhibition
Inside Out - Exhibition


We are working towards an exhibition at the old Fleetwood Hospital building, however Inside Out has grown to become more than just an exhibition. As lockdowns come and go we are forced to push the date of the physical exhibition back, but this just gives us longer to create, make and play. The Inside Out community is one big collaboration that is growing on a daily basis.


There are a variety of ways that people can get involved.

  • Submit some work that you have already made – from paintings to decorated cakes (or nominate someone you know who has amazing talents but is too shy to come forward).

  • Tell us about yourself and what you make and we will see if there is anyone you could collaborate with to make new work.

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