Thursday 6 – Sunday 9 & Thursday 13 – Sunday 16 September
Edge to the Big Sky is a new art installation for Moulton Windmill, nr Spalding by Nottinghamshire based artist Graham Elstone, commissioned to celebrate 25 years of Lincolnshire Heritage Open Days. The annual Heritage Open Days festival allows visitors free access to interesting properties that are not usually publicly accessible or would normally charge a fee.
The theme of this year’s festival is ‘Picturing the Past’, and Graham has taken inspiration from the Moulton windmill’s rich past and the collections it holds to create his interactive work. Based on the shape of a mill stone, and the circular cogs of the Mill, the work features images and graphics connected to the windmill, which when touched triggers audio of sounds and words recorded on site and in workshops.
Over the past few months Graham has worked with staff and volunteers at Moulton Windmill as well as leading workshops at John Harrox Primary School and Abbeygate Retirement Home in Moulton, which have fed into the development of the work and the sounds featured. Read more about the development of the work on The Heritage Lincolnshire blog.
Watch a video of Graham talking about his work here: