ArChWay


Glassball were commissioned by the Churches Conservation Trust to create a series of innovative, site sensitive interpretation artworks, linking 14 church buildings throughout the Lincolnshire Wolds.


ArChWay | EXCHANGE is the creative interpretation commission by Glassball. We focused on the many intimate voices of the communities, the church buildings and the surrounding landscapes, exploring the human qualities of these buildings, the marks left by people who used them and those who still look after them today. By listening to and interpreting their stories and personal connections, Glassball has added a new digital layer to the existing historical and social information for each of these churches.

These voices are communicated in the forms of still images, QR codes in the form of wooden tokens, short films, augmented reality, soundscapes on MP3 players, printed arts trail art works and website, in collaboration with the local population. They are shown as site responsive interpretation pieces which link the geographically isolated church buildings, with the more ephemeral aspects of these unique places within the Lincolnshire landscape.

The ArChWay project was nominated for the National Regeneration and Renewal Awards, shortlisted for ‘Award for best use of arts in culture and regeneration’ and ‘Award for regenerating rural communities.’

QR codes: laser etched wooden QR codes

Wooden laser etched QR codes, located at 5 churches during Archway commission. The QR codes are still live, try one.