This project runs from August 2018 to September 2020

Our Big Pictures Ltd in partnership with NE Lincolshire Council and supported by Arts Council England has brought a two year contemporary arts programme to ‘Market Central’. A newly created, large centrally located indoor market stall space, on Grimsby’s Top Town Market

This unique space has become a focal point to an original high-quality arts programme. The programme focuses on Visual Arts and Making. In a short time, we have already welcomed a range of emerging and experienced artists to be part of the programme. Through exhibitions, resident artist, a busy and rewarding children and young people drop-in sessions and workshops with our newly appointed co-ordinator Wendy.

We have supported young talent through the Teenage Market scheme and we have exciting new commissions to undertake in the coming months for work within the market and new public realm artwork. We have also had our first of a series of Makers Markets which we hope to focus on traditional crafts. 

The workshops are so relaxing for my son. loved watching him try new things. He thinks its great can’t wait to go next week. Thank you!

Markets and its people are unique! Like other towns we are seeing a re-imagining of our high streets. Art in the Market looks to explore new ways of working within a very public space.


We’re looking for an artist or artists to be part of the Our Big Picture Art In The Market project by creating a commissioned experience, exhibition or activity that will engage our existing audience and invite new engagement with the project.

Visit our Call Out page or contact us for more details.