Ben Sheppee is the latest artist to be commissioned by Collusion to create a major new site-specific artwork which will go on free display for one month this autumn. DRAWDOWN is Sheppee’s first major installation in King’s Lynn and will consist of a series of large-scale building projections that each explore how the effects of climate change can be reversed, presenting an often overlooked positive angle on one of the most crucial environmental issues ever faced. Find out more.
Rachel Drury of Collusion said: “We’re looking forward to presenting Ben’s work on some of King’s Lynn’s most iconic buildings. We hope that the public enjoy walking around the town to see this beautiful and thought-provoking project – vitally, knowing that they can do so safely by following social distancing guidelines.”
Ben Sheppee said: “I personally feel like everyone has a general awareness and understanding of climate change, but many people feel ineffective as an individual to have an impact. I wanted to highlight the practical solutions in a way that provides empowerment through awareness. The works would be successful if it reinvigorated the public’s interest in climate change solutions.”
DRAWDOWN is supported by the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk, Arts Council England, Norfolk & Norwich Festival, Discover King’s Lynn BID, Norfolk County Council and the Audrey Muriel Stratford Trust.
DRAWDOWN is the first of four climate related artworks by Collusion that will be delivered between October 2020 and May 2022 as part of the GAME ON series. GAME ON aims to establish King’s Lynn as a national centre of excellence for cultural innovation in interactive, town-scale projection-based artworks, supported by a networked digital cluster of specialist creative businesses.
Admission: Free and un-ticketed
Opening times: Daily from twilight to 10pm
Locations: The Custom House, Greyfriars Tower, King’s Lynn Minster, St Nicholas’ Chapel