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This is Grantham’s first ever arts trail, born of a desire to bring art out of galleries and into community spaces, create more opportunities for artists to share their work and to showcase creative talent from across South Kesteven. Artists will take up residence in venues and shop windows around the town to display and sell a variety of arts and crafts. (See map on pg 14 for details and opening times.) There will also be the opportunity for visitors to get involved and take part in some exciting workshops and activities. In addition, this year Grantham Arts Trail is part of Imagineer Productions’ Bridge - a new outdoor experience that sees a bridge appear in the centre of Grantham - so there will be plenty to see and do across the town on Sat 7 and Thu 12 to Sunday 15 September including pop-up events, community performances and a spectacular aerial show in Grantham Market Place on Saturday 14 September.


It’s an exciting year and we hope you will explore the town, take the opportunity to get involved in some workshops, meet our makers and be inspired by our fantastic home-grown art.


This year’s Arts Trail would not have been possible without the support of the following shops, venues and people: Grantham Museum • St Wulfram’s Church Grantham House • The Garden Yard Blue Owl Art • Paul Letchworth Studios The Salvation Army Shop • Electromist Melton Mowbray Building Society • The Works Yorkshire Bank • Teaspoon Organised by Dawn Wesselby Admin Support by Mandy Pickersgill Design & Publicity by Claire Carrington It would also have been impossible without InvestSK, who covered the cost of all print, and Imagineer Productions who supported our programmed artists. We hope you enjoy Grantham Arts Trail 2019 and see it grow in the years to come, putting Grantham and South Kesteven firmly on the map as a hub of creative and artistic talent. www.granthamarts.org


Workshops & Activities

Life Drawing Opportunity: Open Dance Rehearsals with Chantry Dance Company Thu 12 & Fri 13 September : Dance Pointe, 5 Swinegate, Grantham • FREE

This is a fantastic opportunity for artists to practise moving-subject sketching and for curious minds to take a peek behind the scenes of a professional dance company. Not suitable for babies and children under 7. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult. To book a place - Email: contact@chantrydancecompany.org 9.00am - 10.15am COMPANY CLASS (style of class will change daily) 10.30am - 12 noon REHEARSALS

Ceramics Drop-in Workshop with Dawn Wesselby Sat 14 & Sun 15 September : Grantham Museum • FREE

Clay is a wonderful material to work with - come along and try your hand at making a thumb pot, a coil pot or simple item. A small charge will be made for firing, glazing and taking items home. Fired works will be returned to the museum for collection. Check the granthamarts.org website or Face Book page

Street Art Drop-in Workshop with Emma Chippendale Sat 14 & Sun 15 September : St Peter’s Hill Green • £3.00

Try your hand at creating some vibrant street-art using stencils and spray paints with community artist Emma in this fun, outdoor, drop-in workshop. 4

Bridge Project 2019

Grantham Market Place, Thu 12 - Sat 14 September - A giant bridge installation will appear in the

Market Place and host a variety of pop-up community events throughout the day. Imagined by artists, made by designers and engineers and inspired by you – Bridge is a project for our time that brings people together in unexpected and joyful ways.

Under the Bridge: The Bridge is the setting for performances, workshops and conversations as Grantham’s community groups respond to the ‘bridge’ theme. Check out the blackboard to find out what’s happening each day.

An Experience in Two Parts: Take a pair of headphones and find out the meaning of the broken bridge. As with every good story, there are two sides to listen to – you can choose to experience either or both. This experience lasts for ten minutes, with multiple sessions throughout the day. Check the blackboard for details.

Bridge Stories Podcast: Sit in front of the bridge, watch the world go by and listen to a 10 minute podcast collection of stories about bridge-building and bridge-burning.

Outdoor Performance, Sat 14 September, 8.30pm - FREE

Bridge culminates in a new and extraordinary evening performance with an international cast of performers. With gravity-defying circus acrobatics, parkour, theatre and live music, some agile engineers attempt to bridge the gap and find it much, much harder than they thought. www.imaginebridge.co.uk


Artists: Venue 1

Dawn Wesselby - Ceramics 1• Grantham Museum

Ken Wingad - Painting 1• Grantham Museum

Grantham Art Club - Various 1• Grantham Museum

Dawn is a mixed-media artist with a love of ceramics. She will be bringing her goddess figures and a series of 2D porcelain work ‘Imprints’. Join Dawn for ceramic sessions at the Museum. www.dawnwesselby.uk

Ken, who studied at Lincoln School of Art and Design, uses a vibrant colour palette and bold brushstrokes to inject energy into his exciting landscape, seascape and city views.

Grantham Arts Club is a group for mature and professional artists who meet at the Manners Street Centre, Grantham, Fridays, 7 to 9pm. New members are welcome. Tel: 01476 564204


Artists: Venue 1

Emma Chippendale - Various 1• Grantham Museum

Roger Lee - Sculpture 1 • Grantham Museum

Katherine Lea - Photography 1 • Grantham Museum

Emma will be exhibiting work alongside illustrative work by daughter Talia. Emma will be also be giving Street Art demos/ workshops on St Peter’s Hill Green and the Market Place. www.emmachippendale.com

Roger makes sculpture in forged and welded iron, and stainless steel. His large outdoor work is exhibited at Rufford Country Park, Aubourn Hall and 20-21 Arts Centre, Scunthorpe. Email: rogersforge@gmail.com

Katherine is a fine art photographer covering portraits and views of the natural world. She considers herself a novice with a passion for people and wildlife. www.kl-pics.format.com 7

Artists: Venue 1

Ben Harrington - Photography 1• Grantham Museum

Dennis Hobbs - Painting 1 • Grantham Museum

STEM School Bridges Display 1• Grantham Museum

Film photography has a character which cannot be duplicated with digital. Ben loves the process - which requires patience - and its ominous textures, without the distraction of colour. www.ben-h.co.uk

Dennis works in most mediums but painting with acrylics allows him to work quickly, with great results. He uses acrylic modelling paste to give a 3D effect to his paintings. denjoyhobbs@gmail.com

Schools across South Kesteven have built mini bridges to withstand as much weight as possible. These will be tested by representatives from Engineered in Grantham. Display: Fri 13 - Sun 15 Sept.


Bridge Artists: Venues 2, 3 & 4

‘Hidden Story’ Portraits

Live Art Demonstration

‘Do Not Judge...’

Emm’s images reflect truth with an uncomplicated, minimalist style. Her large-scale portraits along the trail depict subjects involved in the Bridge project. www.emmnunn.com

Emma’s largescale spray-paint murals raise awareness for mental health and give young people a voice to express, explore and accept oneself. www.emmachippendale.com

In this multi-dimensional work, Adrian relies on context and stimulus to evoke an audience response to the perception of others and themselves. Social Media: @adrianlharvey

Emm Nunn - Fine Art Photography 2 • High Street Shop Windows

Emma Chippendale - Mixed-media 3 • Market Place & St Peter’s Hill

Adrian L Harvey - Installation 4 • St Wulfram’s Church


Artists: Venue 4

Debbie Davidge - Painting 4 • St Wulfram’s Church

Mandy Pickersgill - Glass 4 • St Wulfram’s Church

Art at Maggie’s - Various 4 • St Wulfram’s Church

Debbie has recently taken-up Art full-time. She exhibits her acrylic paintings and prints locally and produces greetings cards from her artworks. Facebook: @debbiedavidgecreations

Mandy works with a diverse range of materials including glass, plaster and print. Her inspiration comes from the natural world and the human form. She uses contemporary and traditional techniques.

The group meet Wednesday mornings at Maggie’s in Great Gonerby for informal chats to support each other in their art practice. They produce individual pieces and simply enjoy the creativity of making art.


Artists: Venue 4

Vanessa Stone - Paper & Collage 4• St Wulfram’s Church

Jess Fuller - Mixed Media 4 • St Wulfram’s Church

Claire Carrington - Painting 4 • St Wulfram’s Church

Vanessa is a cut-paper and collage artist using bold colours and pared-down compositions inspired by English landscapes, townscapes and architechtural heritage. www.vanessastoneartist.com

Jess takes inspiration from nature, light and a wide variety of landscapes and seascapes. She develops her work from photos using a variety of techniques, including collage. www.jessfullerart.co.uk

Claire works in acrylic and finds inspiration in the beauty of our Great British landscapes. Her work can be printed onto a variety of surfaces, including textiles. www.clairecarrington.co.uk 11

Artists: Venues 4 & 5

Ann Kilroy - Painting 4 • St Wulfram’s Church

Donna Drouin - Mixed Media 4 • St Wulfram’s Church

Grantham House 5 • Castlegate, Grantham

Ann works in oils and paints landscapes, taking inspiration from the scenery of Lincolnshire, Yorkshire and the West Country. Ann will be showing original paintings, prints and cards. Facebook: @annkilroyartist

Donna Drouin is a mixed media artist who enjoys creating both 2D and 3D work in paint, print, and soft sculpture. She also makes concertina books of her artwork. Email: donnadrouin74@icloud.com

On Sunday 15 Sept, the grounds of Grantham House will be open and refreshments will be available in the courtyard. Open 2pm - 4.30pm www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ grantham-house


Open Studios: Venues 6, 7 & 8

The Garden Yard - Various 6 • Union Street, Grantham

Paul Letchworth - Paint / Digital 7 • 49 North Parade, Grantham

Blue Owl Art - Various 8 • Grantham Tennis Club

A place to browse an eclectic mix of art, plants and garden furniture, or simply sit and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea and cake. Tue - Sat 9.30am - 4:00pm Sun 10.30m - 3:00pm www.thegardenyard.co.uk

Paul works from a studio in his garden and has success with his painted and digital pieces, for commissions and exhibitions. He is also a qualified Art teacher. Open Sat 14 Sept, 9am - 3.45pm www. pletchworth.com

Blue Owl Art brings contemporary arts and crafts to Grantham Tennis Club. Nonmembers are always welcome and all artwork is available to buy. Open Daily 8.00am - 8.00pm www.blueowlart.co.uk 13

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Grantham Arts Trail  

Grantham's first Arts Trail bringing art out of galleries and into community spaces to create more opportunities for artists to share their...

Grantham Arts Trail  

Grantham's first Arts Trail bringing art out of galleries and into community spaces to create more opportunities for artists to share their...