Thursday, August 6, 2020

Gainsborough Mayflower exhibition made available online

The Mayflower exhibition displaying work from local schools at Gainsborough Old Hall has been made available online.

Back in March, Gainsborough Old Hall had no choice but to close its doors due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The Old Hall is still currently closed meaning that the public have not been able to enjoy their collections and exhibitions, including a display of work created by local schools.

Schools from across West Lindsey and North Nottinghamshire were invited to participate in the ‘Schools’ Pilgrim Exhibition’ which involved creating pieces or work inspired by the Mayflower story, which commemorates its 400th anniversary this year.

Gainsborough and North Nottinghamshire have connections to the Mayflower story as Separatists, who later became known as the Pilgrims, came from this area. It was in this region that they decided to break away from the established church and later travelled on the Mayflower to America.

Six schools participated in this exhibition, creating over 100 pieces of work by children ranging from years 1 to 6. They could be as creative as they liked and could create 2D or 3D pieces of art, creative writing or poetry.

West Lindsey District Council have been working with Gainsborough Old Hall to make this exhibition available online for all to enjoy.

“We wanted to be able to make it possible for everyone to see all the hard work our local schools have put into the exhibition,” said Visitor Economy Project Officer, Faye Pudney at West Lindsey District Council.

“We’re thankful to the team at Gainsborough Old Hall for allowing us safe access so that we could capture this wonderful exhibition which is now available to view on our website.2

The Schools’ Pilgrim Exhibition can be viewed by clicking here.

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