Across the Seas

Time and Tide Bell

A Continuing Arts Programme facing Lincolnshire's Coast

We are a Community Arts Group* bringing Marcus Vergette's sculpture to the Lincolnshire Coast, one part of a permanent installation of Time and Tide Bells around Britain's coast, rung by the sea at high tide.
We aim to spark conversations about the coastline's past, present and future with a programme of art exhibitions and events

Diary Dates

Sometime in early 2018, date to be confirmed, an art exhibition at the new North Sea Observatory, showing artists' responses to the coastal environment.
May 7th to 20th 2018, an art exhibition at the Sam Scorer Gallery, Lincoln, showing artists' responses to migrations across the seas.

Paint a Fish

Join 200Fish, Lincolnshire's biggest community art project

The story of the starfish tells us that no matter how small our efforts may seem, they still have thier place. It is up to each of to make sure they are part of solution, rather than part of the problem.


"The acrobats exemplify our skill of trusting, reciprocating and cooperating with each other to achieve things that none of us could alone." Kate Raworth

Time and Tide Bell at Cemaes Bay. Janis Bowley

St. Patrick's Bell ~ Cemaes Bay. Jean Morgan-Roberts

Outmarsh ~ Maxim Griffin

Doggerland ~ Maxim Griffin

North Sea ~ Maxim Griffin

Intertidal ~ Maxim Griffin

Marshes ~ Maxim Griffin

More of Maxim Griffin's work is on Twitter

Seacloth Sunrise ~ Erling Burgess

Large Landscape No. 28 ~ Anastasia Lewis

Penstamen + Scabious ~ Pat Hickson

Transition Momentum ~ Tom Thompson

Created over a six month period the piece has two dimensions:
a) A series of Polaroid images taken over a period of six months with each image dated.
b) Images of the Polaroids re- shot with 35mm camera and then projected onto ceramic spheres using photo emulsions.
Colour on the spheres was used to emphasise the days of the week and the spherical worlds in which we live.
The piece reflects on how we live out our lives, how things happen outside our every day existence which we have no control over and emphasises our own vulnerable existence of how we live out our lives yet, we are metaphorically decaying.

These images of Lincolnshire's shoreline birds are painted on clear mouth-blown glass, kiln-fired to fuse the pigment permanently into the glass. They are just an inch or two across.
The materials and techniques employed are similar to those available to the medieval glass artists and if cared for, could last centuries. a symbol of hope for the future, standing in opposition to the throw-away scociety, they are small treasures for future generations.





*Lincolnshire Time and Tide Bell Community Interest Company is a not-for profit organisation, registered at Companies House. Company Number 10934941