Working with photomontage, Birmingham-based artist Lily Wales creates 2D and sculptural works that reference the language of military weaponry. During her residency, Lily will explore the history of ‘Blue Streak’, a ballistic missile developed in Britain in the late 1950s. The key that formed part of the firing mechanism was manufactured locally by Century Locks in Willenhall.

Image: Lily Wales, Solway Sister, 2018, photomontage, Courtesy of the artist