In January 2017, Transported unveiled two projects celebrating people from South Lincolnshire. The artworks, Fenland Folk and The Chimes were opened Laura Dyer, Deputy Chief Executive for People and Places at Springfields Event and Conference Centre, Spalding.
Fenland Folk by Neil Baker and Steven Hatton, Electric Egg
Significant to Lincolnshire and beyond, Fenland Folk draws attention to Boston Borough and South Holland’s famous and lesser known heroes and events, as chosen by Freshlinc employees. From botanist Sir Joseph Banks, to the legend of King John’s treasure, the ten designs are sure to instil awe and curiosity about South Lincolnshire as they travel around the continent on the side of Freshlinc trailers.
Fenland Folk is the second ‘Art on Lorries’ project by Transported in partnership with Freshlinc, and follows the success of Lincolnshire Loveliness landscapes on lorries by Alisha Miller.
The Chimes by Ben Coode Adams
Kinetic sculpture The Chimes celebrates the diverse achievements of Lincolnshire people in a fascinating, and unusual way. Cast in the style of medieval cup bells, each ‘chime’ has been hand-painted to represent a significant figure from Lincolnshire’s history. Originally commissioned by Lincolnshire County Council and artsNK to celebrate local history, the Chimes have been repainted for their new permanent home in Springfields Festival Gardens.
Images: Chris Vaughan Photography