Wulfram 20/21

Working in partnership with St Wulfram’s Church in Grantham, the award-winning Islamic Street artist Mohammed Ali from Soul City Arts and a small team of brilliant local creatives, my colleague Emilie Nunn and I produced an arts project under the ‘Wulfram 20/21’ banner, a year long programme of activity to celebrate 1300 years since the death of Wulfram and approx. 900 years since the building of the church was started.

The Wulfram project was funded by Arts Council England and SKDC and was due to take place in spring 2020 but was postponed due to the pandemic. The project eventually called  ‘The Same Boat’ saw the creation of a series of 4 art works made by local communities working with local artists and a fifth created in the church by Mohammed.

All the work was inspired by the story of Wulfram and the ‘Stations of the Cross’ and also reflected aspects of the journey we have all been on during the pandemic and asked the question ‘are we really all in the same boat?’ The work formed an exhibition that was held inside the church from 29 March to 29 April 2021. The exhibition was accompanied by a 3 minute film featuring Mohammed and award-winning musician Cleveland Watkiss creating the fifth and final piece and was filmed inside the church in March 2021.

Click on the YouTube link above to watch it.