‘Do it Different’ Southwell Arts Trail

A group of people wearing bright textiles wave at the camera

Through the Southwell Arts Trail, The Workhouse and businesses of Southwell invite you to 'Do it Different.'

What is the ‘Do it Different’ art project?

Over 2019, The Workhouse has collaborated with artist educator Morgan Tipping, to co-create and run a new kind of art school called ‘The Factory.’ Morgan worked with people of all ages from across Nottinghamshire with a range of learning styles and expressive needs. Together, they have collaboratively developed artwork which will be on display in The Workhouse from 8 February. They have named their project 'Do It Different' exploring a diverse range of creative communication which aims to break the rules and routines of the past. 

What is the ‘Do it Different’ Southwell Arts Trail? 

Illustrator and teacher Mel Rye has been working with Morgan and The Workhouse to launch the 'Do it Different' art installation.

Located around 7 shops around the town of Southwell, The Workhouse and businesses of Southwell invite you to get involved in the ‘Do it Different’ project from 8 February. Using your map (available from any of the 7 shops taking part); spot the aprons in the windows which feature some of the artwork created by The Factory artists and collect the different coloured stamps before trading them in for a ‘Do it Different’ enamel badge at The Workhouse shop. Become part of the movement to ‘Do it Different’ and be inspired by visiting the final ‘Do it Different’ exhibition at The Workhouse. 

Who is it commissioned by and which shops are involved? 

‘Do it Different’ and Southwell Arts Trail was commissioned by Trust New Art, Arts Council England and Newark and Sherwood District Council. The art project itself was co-created with creatives from 2 local children’s homes in Southwell (Caudwell House and Minster View) as well as Nottingham Mencap. 

Southwell businesses taking part in the trail
9 logos of shops in Southwell
Southwell businesses taking part in the trail