My Three Words is our new commission from IOU, creating new ways to explore and experience the town of Goole – virtually and in real life – through the eyes of artists, poets, musicians and local communities.
Launching on Wednesday 21 April 2021, the project starts life as an online gallery, exhibiting a variety of commissioned artworks linked to physical spaces using the What3Words app.
Yorkshire based set designer, Caitlin Mawhinney, will re-create a small-scale model of an important part of Goole history – the last Tom Pudding train in 1984.
Printmaker, Donna Michelle Griffith, has created a series of silk screen prints inspired by the geometry and geography of the river Ouse as it runs through the city.
Brother and sister team, Gavin and Tamar Osborn, will use field recordings to generate overwater and underwater soundscapes from the Aire Bridge.
Children’s author, James Nichol, will create a new text piece inspired by the sites and sounds of the Brick Ponds – his favourite place in Goole.
Artist, Tony Wade, will explore boundaries and cartography with an installation and photography project based on Goole’s outskirts.
Jo Weston is a poet & writer whose work has been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize & long-listed in the Mslexia Poetry Competition.
Visit mythreewordsgoole.co.uk from Wednesday 21 April, 2021 to see the five micro-commissions
Audiences will also be able to submit their own artwork inspired by their experiences and stories of Goole. Artworks can be anything from a poem or a piece of music to a video installation, photograph or illustration. The only requirement is that it is an original piece of work, and that it is inspired by a specific spot in Goole, which can be located by the What3Words app.
How it works
- Pick a spot in Goole that you are inspired by
- Visit the What3Words app or website to establish the three word coordinates
- Create your artwork
- Upload it to the My Three Words website by clicking here
Submissions will be welcome from the public from Wednesday 5 May, 2021.
My Three Words is presented by IOU, commissioned by Junction Goole and supported using public funding from Arts Council England and East Riding of Yorkshire Council.