A flat in Hillington Square has undergone a major transformation … taking it back to the Sixties.
The restored flat, at 149 Hillington Square, has been done with the help of some of the residents who have knitted, painted and helped make furniture.
Keen carpenter Andrew McKeough has made a chic sixties tiled coffee table and is hoping he may get more commissions from visitors to the exhibition.
The flat is part of a trio of exhibitions called “Re-Home” devised by the King’s Lynn Arts Trust in partnership with Lynn Museum and Freebridge Community Housing.
The flat will be open to the public from Saturday 21st January until Saturday 10th March 2012. Opening times are Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays 11am – 3pm.
The décor of the late 1960′s maisonette has been recreated by project manager Sheena Carman, Jean Mulligan, Patti Gambling and other members of the community.
Designer Wayne Hemingway, consultant for the Hillington Square restoration project said “The initiative fits really well into the refurbishment plan for Hillington Square. How appropriate it is to look back to Hillington’s stylish roots of the late 60′s when it was first built at a time when we are looking to its positive future and its brand new image.”
The restored flat is part of the fascinating RE-HOME trio of exhibitions across three distinctive sites in King’s Lynn, looking at mundane and precious household objects taken out of their usual domestic or historical context, and re-homed in museums, galleries or new settings.
The other exhibitions are at the Arts Centre in King Street, and the King’s Lynn Museum by the Bus Station.
King’s Lynn Arts Centre & Lynn Museum
Tuesday – Saturday 10 – 5 Closed Sundays & Mondays
149 Hillington Square
Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays 11- 3
An interesting side event, “A Marathon of Public Ironing” takes place at King’s Lynn Museum and Bus Station on Saturday 18 February. Artists Richard Layzell and Linda Theophilus, will allow visitors to experience a Victorian washday with museum staff.