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Market in heart of Grimsby town centre to host local artist in residence

Local artist Graham Firth has taken up residency in Grimsby Top Town Market creating a piece of art to be exhibited at the Devonshire House entrance of the market later this year.

Graham will be attending the market weekly, capturing the Market, the traders and customers to create an exhibition which will encompass the life and soul of the market.

Graham’s residency is part of Art in the Market, a project based in the market until June 2020 in partnership with Arts Council England and Our Big Picture aiming to bring more art into public spaces.

How can you get involved?

  • Saturday 27 April, 10am to 2pm, drop in and try out lino printing. The free drop in is fun for all the family, join Graham and have a go at lino printing to find out how quickly a mark becomes a full print
  • Saturday 4 May, 10am to 3pm, Graham will be hosting a workshop on developing a drawing into a lino print. Booking is required for the workshop; contact the Market Office to book your place, the workshop costs £30 per person which includes all materials.

Graham’s final exhibition will be unveiled in the Market’s entrance on Saturday 25 May. More details about the unveiling will be available closer to the time.

Grimsby Top Town Market is managed by ENGIE, North East Lincolnshire Council’s regeneration partner.

For more information about Art in the Market, Graham’s residency or the market hall contact the Market Office by email market.hall@nelincs.gov.uk or call (01472) 32 5836.

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