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Lanterns bring art and light to Grimsby Minster

17 March 2017


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Our big picture Ltd, working in partnership with Grimsby Minster, is currently presenting the fourth event in the ‘Art in the Minster’ series. An exhibition titled Ordinalia, which has been created by the artist Tracey Holland, will run until Wednesday, 5th April 2017.

Described as an atmospheric and timely artwork comprising 12 maritime and railway lamps suspended at the high altar in Grimsby Minster, two of the lanterns were sourced and purchased from Grimsby by the artist. Looped films play on small screens located inside each lamp, with some of these films making reference to Ordinalia, the title of a Cornish mystery play.

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Speaking about the exhibition, Tracey Holland (pictured below) has said, “Grimsby Minster is exactly the kind of place the work was designed to be shown in, and it’s amazing seeing Ordinalia in this resonant and apt space, especially at such an essential point in the spiritual calendar.”


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With support from Arts Council England and 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Scunthorpe, Our Big Picture Ltd has been able to bring a series of exhibitions to Grimsby Minster throughout 2016 and 2017. The exhibition is open Tuesday to Friday (9.30am2.30pm) and on Saturdays (9.30am4pm; except on Saturday, 25th March 2017, when it will close at 1.30pm).

For more information on Grimsby Minster, please see the Minster website
Further information on Art in the Minster is available here