My Three Words connects digital, online artworks with physical locations using the What3Words platform. It is a production by IOU, commissioned by Junction, Goole to celebrate its home town; an inland port 40 miles from the sea in the East Riding of Yorkshire, UK.


Launched in April 2021, these online galleries exhibit work created by groups, schools, and individuals. Each art work can be linked to a specific three-metre square in Goole using What3Words.


If you have lived in Goole all your life, visited or are just inspired by the town, we invite you to get creative and submit your art work to the My Three Words Online Gallery. You can share poetry, prose, musical work, photography, video, illustration or any art work that can be digitised and uploaded to the online gallery. The possibilities are endless.


The only criteria are that the work submitted is inspired by a physical location in Goole and that it has a unique What3Words co-ordinate. All art works must have be situated within 2 km of Junction, Goole.  See the Submissions Page for further information and guidelines on how to submit your work. 


In Summer, Junction and IOU will select a handful of artworks from the online gallery to deliver a programme of events, walks, and installations. This will be followed in Autumn with an exhibition at Junction, Goole (providing COVID restrictions allow).


If you’d like to be updated on My Three Words future programme visit Junction’s Whats On and sign up to the Junction newsletter.


Junction is Goole’s own arts venue, providing the best entertainment on stage and on screen for the community of East Yorkshire and beyond, offering the best in theatre, music, dance, and comedy; a busy workshop programme, visual arts exhibitions, satellite broadcasts, and the latest films.


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IOU is a producing and touring arts company combining the disciplines of live performance, music, video, and installation with engineering and new technology


We site and create artworks for unexpected locations indoors and out as well as theatres and galleries. Our productions cross the boundaries between art forms and organisations, playing with reality and confounding expectations; inviting with the familiar and guiding to the unknown. We take inspiration from the culture, landscape, and industrial past of our home in Calderdale, combining making skills and emerging technology.


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