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Open exhibition celebrating local art and local stories at Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre

2:35 pm, Wednesday, 26th January 2022 - 1 year ago


Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre is pleased to announce an exhibition to celebrate the talent of local artists and the stories of our area – past, present, and future.

Pride of Grimsby, an Open Art Exhibition, is looking for the best in North East Lincolnshire contemporary painting, drawing photography or sculpture.

Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre is looking for artwork that conveys stories from the local area. These stories could relate to personal experience, family, community, leisure, heritage, industry, environment, or anything in between. Artists are welcome to submit new or existing work for consideration.

Councillor Callum Procter, portfolio holder for economic growth, housing and tourism at North East Lincolnshire Council, said: “We are proud of our artistic community and we want to celebrate the wealth of talented artists we have in North East Lincolnshire.

“This event is an exciting opportunity to celebrate local talent. Grimsby, Cleethorpes and Immingham continues to produce incredibly creative and passionate artists and we want to support them in sharing their work with the community.”

There is a prize of £250 for the artist who wins the Judges’ Choice Award. An additional prize of £250 will be awarded for the artist who wins the Visitor’s Choice Award, with an additional £150 for second place and £50 for third place.

Artists can enter up to three pieces of work in any medium. The only restriction is size. The artwork must be able to get into the gallery via stairs or the museum lift. Terms and conditions are on the application form for more information.  

The deadline to submit artwork is 4pm on Sunday 6 March 2022.

The final exhibition will launch on 2 April and run until 29 May 2022, open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm.

Exhibition entry notes:

  • Applicants will be notified if they have been successful by 12 March. Successful exhibitors must arrange delivery of their work to the centre.
  • Artwork deliveries will be accepted on Friday 25 March and Saturday 26 March 2022 between 10am and 3pm. Selected work must be framed and mirror plated before arrival, unless alternative hanging arrangements are required.

To request an application form or for more information, contact Louise Bowen, collections officer for Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre, on (01472) 2323345 or email

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