Posted Jun 11 2019

We need your old newspapers!

Visitors to this summer’s ground-breaking King’s Lynn Festival exhibition featuring the work of Gustav Metzger will be able to help create an art installation reflecting current cares and concerns.

Metzger was one of the most challenging and inspiring artists of recent times who lived and worked in Lynn in the 1950s when he produced some of his most significant work.

We need thousands of newspapers from which visitors will select articles and images relating to their views of the world today.  The project will take place in the Red Barn at St George’s Courtyard at King Street where newspapers – both national and local - can be delivered between 10am and 3pm on Tuesdays in June.

Metzger lived in Queen Street where he had a studio and ran a junk shop between 1953 and 1960. During that period he became very involved in political campaigns and set up the Lynn branch of CND and was very involved in the North End Protest. He also co-founded with Bertrand Russell and others the Committee of 100, an anti-war group.

The exhibition will be staged in the Fermoy Gallery at St George’s Courtyard from 29 June.

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