Grimsby Telegraph covers Wishful Thinking

New art installation brings a bit of Wishful Thinking to Grimsby town centre

Wishful Thinking – by London-based artist Tracey Payne – is the latest exhibition at … blip in Victoria Street

The new art installation - Wishful Thinking - in Victoria Street, Grimsby
The new art installation – Wishful Thinking – in Victoria Street, Grimsby
 

Those walking down Victoria Street at the weekend may have noticed a rather colourful new art installation has made an appearance.

Following on from Sweepings by Ellie Collins – a display of “artifacts with a ‘not quite’ quality” – those behind temporary art space …blip, located in the former women’s store Rachel, are now inviting passers-by to “stop and stare” at Wishful Thinking.

The exhibition, by London-based artist Tracey Payne, features vibrant “inflatable entities” which “expand and then collapse and then expand again”.

New art space ...blip opened up in Victoria Street, Grimsby, earlier this month
New art space …blip opened up in Victoria Street, Grimsby, earlier this month

Describing the latest display, those behind the art space said: “Passers-by are invited to stop and stare, and if they have time, to stay a while and let their minds wander as they watch and listen to the inflatable entities inside the empty shop expand and then collapse and then expand again. A bit like life really …

“Tracey Payne likes to make objects, filling spaces where people will be alarmed and will laugh. Slapstick, silliness, accidents, surprises. Stand-up, fall-down. How/who to trust? Around the edges and in the gaps we live our lives.

“It all seems so permanent, monolithic and unshiftable until things start to move. Form without substance. Breath, no breath.”

Created to provide “a brief moment of interest or curiosity to the thousands of local people who pass on the street each week”, …blip is collaboration between North East Lincolnshire artists Ellie Collins and Marc Renshaw and London-based artist Tracey Payne.

After debuting the new work on Saturday, the window space will be viewable between 9am and 4pm on the following dates:

Thursday, November 30

Friday, December 1

Saturday, December 2

Thursday, December 7

Friday, December 8

Saturday, December 9

Thursday, December 14

Friday, December 15

Saturday, December 16

For more information, visit https://blipartblog.wordpress.com/

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Author: elliecollins

Fine Artist

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