Grimsby Really Is More: Exhibition Opening

by | Jul 24, 2019 | Blog

Residents and visitors to Grimsby can now visit Grimsby Really Is More, the very first exhibition from Grimbarians.

To celebrate the occasion, we welcomed members of the Grimbarians community to Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre for the Exhibition Opening. An opportunity for some of our supporters to meet our Grimbarians and see a selection of the portraits up close and personal.

Over two floors, you’ll find the black and white photographs – some of which have never been seen on our social media profiles before. We have to say a huge thank you to Comley Cameras and e-Print for all of their help in printing and mounting the shots.

We were delighted to have been joined by some of our Grimbarians at the event. Richard Askam was our compere for the evening, hosting Q&A sessions with Zoe Proctor of Zebedee, Grace Robinson of Classroom in the Woods, and Grimbarians Founder and Photographer, Dan Clarke.

Richard motivated with his words on the changes that have been happening in Grimsby; those that have been quietly bubbling away behind the scenes and those that are occurring in front of our eyes every day. All are building a very exciting future for our town and those that choose to call this place home. Zoe inspired us with the successes of the models and performers of her inclusive talent agency, and Grace shared just how the children of Grimsby are benefitting from a dedicated place for outdoor learning.

As you make your way around the exhibition, you will notice a giant frame. This is where children (and as we’re finding, adults too!) can draw their own Grimbarians self-portrait and tell us why they’re proud to be from Grimsby. Before you leave, there is an opportunity for you to leave your recommendations for future Grimbarians. Simply write your nominations on a postcard, attach a piece of string and tie it to the hanging fishing net. In the Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre gift shop, you’ll find our brand new range of Grimbarians merchandise – t-shirts, caps, tote bags, mugs, and car stickers. 

We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who made it to the Exhibition Opening – for your recommendations, for your Grimbarians self-portraits, and for taking the time to read the stories of the people making positive changes to Grimsby. 

Grimsby Really Is More is at Muriel Barker Gallery, Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre until 20th October 2019. 

Please do share your photos of your time at the exhibition, or wearing your Grimbarians merchandise, with us on social media – you’ll find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

#WeAreGrim #GrimsbyReallyIsMore.