The Deep Dark Forest: Why Are We So Obsessed With The Woods?

2017 marks the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Charter of the Forest. To commemorate this we’ve been thinking about the deep dark woods and their cultural significance. Imagine a fairy tale without a forest: Little Red Riding Hood straying from the path… on a beach, Hansel and Gretel leaving their trail of crumbs … Continue reading The Deep Dark Forest: Why Are We So Obsessed With The Woods?

Hetain Patel: Stupid Bananas

Stupid Bananas is a new film commission by Hetain Patel, made in collaboration with ‘the Collective’, a group of young people in Lincoln. Stupid Bananas is made for YouTube and tackles the issue of ageism in society in a playful, non-confrontational way.  Hetain says: ‘I think it’s really important that the films Stupid Bananas and … Continue reading Hetain Patel: Stupid Bananas

Jamie Shovlin: Widows and Orphans (Chapter 50)

In Chapter 50 of artist Jamie Shovlin’s Widows and Orphans the world is changed by war, colonial revolt and politics. In 2016 artist Jamie Shovlin spent time with the University of Lincoln’s School of Film and Media, Photography department and School of Social & Political Sciences as part of a residency run by Lincoln Voices. The result of … Continue reading Jamie Shovlin: Widows and Orphans (Chapter 50)

Jamie Shovlin: Widows and Orphans (Chapter 44)

In Widows and Orphans: Chapter 44 the rise of nationalism led to the Nazi party, propaganda, racism and and a divided society. Widows and Orphans, created for Lincoln Voices and 1215 Today, uses the secondary school textbook A History of the Modern World as source material. The highlighting and underlining left behind by previous readers … Continue reading Jamie Shovlin: Widows and Orphans (Chapter 44)

Jamie Shovlin: Widows and Orphans (Chapter 40)

In Chapter 40 of Widows and Orphans by artist Jamie Shovlin we see the first half of the 20th century through nationalism and war. In 2016 artist Jamie Shovlin spent time with the University of Lincoln’s School of Film and Media, Photography department and School of Social & Political Sciences as part of a residency run by Lincoln … Continue reading Jamie Shovlin: Widows and Orphans (Chapter 40)

Jamie Shovlin: Widows and Orphans (Chapter 36)

In Widows and Orphans: Chapter 36 artist Jamie Shovlin tackles the late 19th century, focusing on the struggle between Christian belief about the origins of life and the evolution theory of new kid on the block, Charles Darwin. Widows and Orphans, created for Lincoln Voices and 1215 Today, uses the secondary school textbook A History … Continue reading Jamie Shovlin: Widows and Orphans (Chapter 36)

Jamie Shovlin: Widows and Orphans (Chapter 30)

In Chapter 30 of Widows and Orphans by artist Jamie Shovlin nations, public opinion and unified systems are explored. Jamie’s work explores the tension between fact and fiction, particularly in the personal interpretation of texts and how different generations’ readings reframe them. He is interested in the journey a document takes from point of origin … Continue reading Jamie Shovlin: Widows and Orphans (Chapter 30)

Jamie Shovlin: Widows and Orphans (Chapter 25)

In Widows and Orphans: Chapter 25 nations in Europe are divided. An obsession with nationality and the teaching of political science were on the rise. In 2016 artist Jamie Shovlin spent time with the University of Lincoln’s School of Film and Media, Photography department and School of Social & Political Sciences as part of a residency run … Continue reading Jamie Shovlin: Widows and Orphans (Chapter 25)

Artist Showcase: Eight artists introduce new artwork

In 2015 the City of Lincoln launched two ambitious art projects to commemorate its part in the 800-year history of Magna Carta, 1215 Today and Lincoln Voices. Both placed artists at the heart of the process. A series of residencies, Lincoln Voices has enabled artists to research and create new work based around issues in … Continue reading Artist Showcase: Eight artists introduce new artwork

Jamie Shovlin: Widows and Orphans (Chapter 21)

In Widows and Orphans: Chapter 21 the Agriculture Revolution and Industrial Revolution have a major impact on land and society. Towns and cities fed a society with learning and wealth. In 2016 artist Jamie Shovlin spent time with the University of Lincoln’s School of Film and Media, Photography department and School of Social & Political Sciences as … Continue reading Jamie Shovlin: Widows and Orphans (Chapter 21)