New Artists Commissioned for My Three Words

Over summer 2021 IOU,  in conjunction with Junction Arts Centre, commissioned eight new artists to produce a unique work based on a 3 metre squared location in Goole using the What3Words app. 

These new works offer more ways to explore and experience the town of Goole – virtually and in real life – through the eyes of artists, poets, musicians- interweaving  digital artworks and physical locations using the My Three Words Goole website.

Hull based artist Sarah Mole used the location at the foot of Goole’s  two landmark water towers-  giving her the  What3words  of Marriage, Situation and Share to create an abstract painting – ‘Alluvium’-  that reflects on how distant towns- Hull and Goole – are married by their geology 

Louise Oliver‘s ‘Silence and the Songbird’ began as a short poem to become digital collages of words and images all  founded on her memories of working in Goole at Junction 

Taylor le Fin‘s  Open or Wrapped samples a song from 1960s  Goole band The Dale Sisters while developing a personal and contemporary narrative for the character Billy Boy 

Michael Barnes Wynters artwork POW Hostel 35 was created for the site on the edge of the Damac Transporter yard on Coronation St that used to be a hostel for POW’s. His artwork is a new piece of video art and performance. 

Composer Jo Thomas’s creative process began with an image of the town’s docks and skyline  and, inspired by the vibrations and reflections of light over the water, she went on to create her composition ‘Centre Church’ recorded in Goole’s St John’s Church.

Sumit Sakar took inspiration from a 17th century painting of a topsail schooner ‘ Rival of Rye’ displayed in Goole museum, to create the 3D printed abstract sculpture  ‘Calm/Storm’

Martin Lewsley’s ‘The Bridge’ considers ‘Past Present Future Networks’ in a combination of performance art, landscape study and painting utilising a natural pigment.

Ellie Douglas’s spoken word piece is inspired by Castaway Goole, a charity who supports people with learning difficulties and disabilities to make music, theatre and film. 

Sarah Mole “An amazing project to be part of. I’m really looking forward to coming back to follow the trail and discover the artworks”.

The new artworks are also added to the My Three Words Art Trail 

The My Three Words Arts Trail  is an opportunity for visitors and residents to  explore Goole, find new corners and see the town through new eyes. You can walk, cycle or drive your way around the town, and using the QR codes at each site, discover special behind the scenes videos about the making of some of the new artworks in the Gallery.

Use to plan a route or to follow one of the artist’s trails.