Artist Joseph Hillier was commissioned by Transported in partnership with the Spalding and District Civic Society in the summer of 2015 to create a series of public artworks inspired by Spalding’s market history. Joseph has used 3D scanning technology to scan over twenty local people, which will then be made into a series of small bronze sculptures to be situated in various locations in Spalding town centre.
Since the scanning sessions took place in late September last year, Joseph has been busy working on the designs, and the first pieces will be available to see at a special drop in sharing event at Ayscoughfee Hall on Thursday 28 January, from 1pm to 6pm. Those who attend will also be able to contribute to the discussion about which designs are best for which locations. The final pieces will be unveiled in a special celebratory event before Easter.
Joseph Hillier, the artist, said: “Working in Spalding has been an amazing journey for me, I am trying out a new and exciting way of making sculpture for a place, these new pieces are small and intimate. The pieces are portraits of people I have had the pleasure of meeting in and around Spalding. I hope together the works will form a portrait of this market town in an incredible area reclaimed from the sea and now full of agriculture and ingenious people. I look forward to seeing what people make of them on Thursday.”
Image: John Gray and Helen Webber of Riverside Studios being scanned by Joseph Hillier