Art, Cities & Landscape, Lynn Lumière transforms the façades of six landmark buildings in King's Lynn, as a series of spectacular light shows invites you to see the town centre in a new light.
The fun and thought-provoking light projections were created by French artists as part of the Interreg IV funded cross-Channel Art, Cities & Landscape project between the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk and the Maison de la Culture d’Amiens.
Discover the Lynn Lumière sites
St Nicholas’ Waves
Location: St Nicholas' Chapel
Artists: Shantidas Riedacker & Dorian Rigal
Surprising and striking, this dramatic light show encourages people to take another look at the magnificent architecture of St Nicholas' Chapel. A series of abstract patterns and shapes envelop the spire, disrupting our conventional view of the 19th century structure and drawing new attention to it.
Location: 1 – 3 Tuesday Market Place
Artists: Guillaume LePoix & Thomas Daveluy
Focusing on the use of natural resources, Guillaume LePoix and Thomas Daveluy create a fascinating depiction of the construction and de-construction of a building. As plants emerge from the ground, we see how different resources and materials are used to create the fabric and living spaces of the building.
Location: The Custom House
Artist: Julia Dantonnet
Julia Dantonnet has used light and projection to create Night Sailor which highlights one of King's Lynn's most iconic landmarks, the Custom House. Composed with archive images, geographical and stellar maps, Night Sailors draws on King’s Lynn’s role as a cradle of development for deep-sea navigation in the Middle Ages.
Round of Clocks
Location: King’s Lynn Minster
Artists: Amandine Meyer & Julia Dantonnet
Inspired by the tide or moon clock, seen on one of the west facing towers of King’s Lynn Minster, ‘The Round of Clocks’ by Amandine Meyer and Julia Dantonnet reflects upon human measurement of time and how the mechanisms we use to chart it reveal our vision of the world. This stimulating and surprising installation uses circular shapes and animated rotational movements as well as features of the building, including the magnificent stained glass window.
Doing, undoing the tide
Location: 18 New Conduit Street (Vancouver Quarter)
Artist: Gaëtan Robillard
Gaëtan Robillard’s creation for 18 New Conduit Street, Baxter’s Plain also explores King’s Lynn’s maritime past. Inspired by the lighthouse-like tower of the building (currently occupied by RBS), he has developed a work based upon the movements of the sea. Gradually, images emerge from the water, uncovering more about King’s Lynn's heritage and inviting people to consider how the past influences our modern world.
Ephemeral Scenes of Lin
Location: Greyfriars Tower
Artist: Halida Boughriet
Artist, Halida Boughriet, has taken her cue from Greyfriar’s Tower’s historical use as a landmark for sailors and the Celtic origins of the town’s name (‘Lin’ meant lake) to develop an enchanting projection based upon the town’s links with water. Water, awesome and powerful, calm and serene appears to fill the tower, in this striking show.
You can find more information about this, and other art projects in King's Lynn on the Art, Cities and Landscape website.