Winner of Boal Quay King's Lynn Norfolk Way Art Trail is revealed
The Experience project has announced that there will be a new art installation at the Boal Quay in Lynn as part of a groundbreaking new inititative.
The art concept is one of four chosen at four sites along the Norfolk Way Art Trail, which spans 250 miles.
The Norfolk Way Art Trail is a new, long-distance walking and cycling route to enhance and join up existing trails.
The winning artist is Studio Squash’s Plain Sight installation for Boal Quay in Lynn which will be ready for launch next year.
The artists have been commissioned to develop their concepts for fabrication over summer. The artwork sites were chosen in consultation with the local community.
Margaret Dewsbury, Cabinet Member, Communities and Partnerships said: “Norfolk County Council is delighted to have worked with local communities and stakeholders to commission innovative public artworks that residents can be proud of and that will attract new visitors to our county”.
In Lynn at Boal Quay, Studio Squash’s Plain Sight concept will take people away from their smart phones and laptops to reengage with their senses and the world around them. The installation is designed to make use of and appreciate the different shades of light experienced throughout the day.
Elements of the work will involve local communities and will seek to connect with local stories and history.
The Norfolk Way Art Trail initiative is part of the European Union funded Experience project – a €23.3 million project to promote off-season experiential tourism and sustainable economic growth. The project is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the Interreg France England Programme. It sits under the ERDF’s Natural & Cultural Heritage funding category and is co-financed and managed by the County Council.
The wider project focuses on six pilot regions in England and France. The aim is to promote off season tourism which is more sustainable for the environment, local businesses, and residents.
The Experience project supports local tourism and hospitality businesses across Norfolk in developing new, low-environmental impact, off-season tourism experiences. The project contributes to Norfolk County Council’s plans to cut carbon emissions and support nature recovery.