North East Lincolnshire Council

Immingham art: Could your idea be immortalised on sculpture?

People from Immingham are invited to make their mark on the town’s new art installation

The Open Workshop will be an opportunity to make a contribution to the much anticipated artwork, some lucky contributors may even find their ideas immortalised in steel.

Artists, Pete Rogers and Alex Hallowes, will be present to talk about the artwork and turn residents’ ideas into art.

Pete and Alex will also be crafting the images for the sculpture, called Immingham Forging Forward, using shaped wire to create pictures.

Ideas for the pictures all came from previous consultation sessions, where Immingham residents gave their suggestions about the town’s past, present and future.

Artist Alex said: “People came up with lovely ideas – the Pilgrim Father story, of course, but also stories about the docks and the real sense of community there is in the town.”

“It’s important to us that local people feel the sculpture belongs to them”, added Pete.

“This workshop is a real opportunity for people to directly help make the sculpture.  They really will be able to say “I did that bit”, and be proud of it.”

Councillor Gaynor Rogers, portfolio holder for Culture, Heritage and Tourism, said: “The sculpture may be built by the artists, but it’s being made by the people of Immingham.

“Everyone is welcome to have their say on what pictures should be included, and this event is a great opportunity to get involved. Your idea could make it onto this historic monument which will stand in Immingham for generations to come.”

The all-day workshop will take place in the Old Library in Immingham Civic Centre on Friday 7 December 2018 from 10am to 4pm.

Visitors are welcome to stay as long as they like, whether for a few minutes or for the whole day.

The event is open to all and will be followed a games night in the same venue.

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