Quotes from townsfolk to be laser projected on to Grantham Museum

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A series of digital illuminations will be projected on to Grantham Museum’s facade on Friday afternoon.

As part of the ‘My Grantham’ project, a collaboration between Grantham Museum and Grantham College, quotes about the town taken from local people, collected by volunteers, will be laser projected on to the exterior walls from 5pm.

The college’s art and design students have been working with digital artists Glassball Arts to capture and articulate the town’s history and character. The project will also see the vacant shop unit opposite Costa Coffee in the Isaac Newton Shopping Centre, formerly JJB Sports, brought to life with projections of students’ work.

Christine Robbins, the museum’s director of exhibitions, said: “I can’t wait to see the students’ work out in the public realm. They have responded to the challenge brilliantly and produced work which provides a unique perspective on our town.”

This is the first in a series of ‘My Grantham’ events, aiming to use public spaces to tell the town’s stories. It has been made possible by £7,300 funding from Heritage Lottery and £14,500 from Lincolnshire County Council to the museum specifically for delivery of a community digital arts project.

Click here for more on the project and here for more on the museum.