Follow the Karl Wood Art Town Trail during Illuminate 2022!
Karl Salsbury Wood, the artist and musician is still a much talked about character today associated with old Gainsborough. Born in Kings Newton, Derbyshire and later moving to Nottingham he eventually made his home in Gainsborough and spent the majority of his adult life in the town. Today he is best remembered for the marvellous and distinctive watercolours he painted of old Gainsborough. It was only a matter of years later that the planners and bulldozers were to change the face of the old town beyond recognition. And so Karl Wood’s art provides a rare and valuable account of the town, of the twilight years leading up to the Second World War.
How to take part
Pick up a trail from Gainsborough Heritage Centre on North Street (DN21 2HS) on Saturday 26 November (open 10am to 4pm). Follow the the trail to find the letters next to each Karl Wood painting in shop windows around the town. Collect all the letters to spell the special word then head over to the Heritage Centre to claim your child-friendly prize! Don’t forget they close at 4pm!
Do you know each location in the paintings? Take a look below…
1. Carters Yard Silver Street 1946
2. Market Street 1923
3. Lords Staite 1927
4. Caskgate Street showing Old Inn Newcastle Arms 1950
5. Old Houses Dorringtons Yard
6. All Saints Church West Front 1942
7. Connells Yard Church Street 1946
8. Beltons Corner 1926
9. Ship Inn Yard Looking West 1923
10. North Facade East End Old Hall 1947
All images are copyright to Gainsborough Heritage Centre.
For more information about Gainsborough Heritage Centre visit www.gainsboroughheritage.com.
Don’t forget to join us for Illuminate this evening (Saturday 26 November)! Enjoy a moonlit guided walk, fabulous digital projections and a magnificent fire garden! Visit our Illuminate page to find out more!