Hundreds invited to have their face imprinted on buildings and walls in Lincoln suburb
Hundreds of people who live in the Lincoln suburbs are invited to put their faces on walls and buildings.
The Lincoln City Council and the University of Lincoln have joined forces to independently organize the internationally recognized Inside Out Project.
The project is a platform that gives anyone the opportunity to make a statement by showing large-format black and white portraits of members of their community in public spaces in the hopes of sparking change.
The Sincil Bank community was selected as part of the “We are Sincil Bank” campaign launched on May 14th.
Up to 250 people are now encouraged to introduce themselves as part of the project.
The final portraits will be exhibited in July. Photographers plan numerous visits to the area to capture local residents and showcase some of the unique voices from the community.
The black and white images are pasted onto previously identified walls and buildings and are not permanent.
For those looking to explore the neighborhood and see each of the portraits on display, a walking map is created before they naturally wear out.
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Michelle Walsh, Lecturer in Photography at the University of Lincoln, said, “We are incredibly excited to launch this project in Lincoln as it will not only join a formidable global movement but also help transform the rich stories of a story to celebrate our own communities.
“Taking photos and exploring your neighborhood is a truly accessible activity that almost anyone can participate in and that creates a strong expression of cohesion in the community.”
Paul Carrick, Sincil Bank neighborhood manager on Lincoln City Council, said, “In addition to bringing more public art to the city, We are Sincil Bank helps highlight the faces of those who are proud of their community and change their perceptions want the area they live in.
“We hope the final installation will contain around 250 posters that will be distributed across the region. We therefore not only invite people to get involved by taking photos, but also to take the time to explore the region and discover the portraits of their neighbors as well. “
Barbara Gooding and Anne Lawson of the Maze Matters community group at Sincil Bank think this is a great way to bring the community together.
They said, “It’s fantastic that more art projects are coming to the area, especially those that the neighborhood can get involved in.
“We stayed home last year to protect our families and those around us. So it will be very nice to celebrate the community together and see new faces on our walls when the final installation comes out.”
To get involved with the project or to find out when a photographer will be around, contact Michelle Walsh at [email protected] or visit the Sincil Bank Community Hub on Portland Street.