‘Journeyer’ – Harwich Town Art Trail

Client: Part of the Seaconomics Programme with Visit Essex an INTERREG
IVA 2 Mers Seas Zeeën Cross-border Cooperation Programme 2007-13
for Harwich, Tendring Borough Council
Artists: Cora Glaser and David Ball – Glassball

The Journeyer project explored Harwich Town and the stories of its residents. ‘Glassball’ collaborated with local communities in Harwich to create artworks and uncover the unique story of Harwich Port. The programme was part of the Seaconomics project designed to help develop coastal economies within the fourteen European partner organisations.

The project engaged residents and visitors to Harwich by using experience and memory within the context of a journey. The work presents a series of journeys through carefully siting artworks around the town, alongside digital content on the mobile App. During the project, they worked with Joel Stickley, writer and Poet Laureate for Lincolnshire.

Glassball took over an empty shop within the town, setting this up as their base for people to drop-in, share their memories and find out more about the project. A series of events took place throughout the programme and concluded in ‘Guiding Lights’ a unique event that saw the reanimation of the two lighthouses on either side of Harwich Green.

Journeyer Phone App enabled you to voyage to the four corners of Harwich, navigating you to public artworks, local sites of historical interest, amenities and conveniences to make your journey complete.