New artwork unveiled at RSPB reserve

Taking a closer look at the 'Reflector' artwork are, from left, MP Matt Warman, Mayor of Boston Coun Richard Austin and Nick Jones, Transported director. MBSP-230515-14
Taking a closer look at the 'Reflector' artwork are, from left, MP Matt Warman, Mayor of Boston Coun Richard Austin and Nick Jones, Transported director. MBSP-230515-14
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A new piece of artwork has been unveiled at RSPB Frampton Marsh nature reserve.

Last year, local arts programme Transported commissioned artists Craig and Mary Matthews of cammdesign to create a new piece of public art and they returned with ‘Reflector’.

The new art installation at RSPB Frampton Marsh. Pictured, from left, Mayoress Coun Alison Austin, MP Matt Warman, Julie Willoughby, artist, John Badley, RSPB site manager, Nick Jones, Transported director, Craig Matthews, designer, Mayor Coun Richard Austin, Mary Matthews, designer, and Kristina Taylor, arts engagement worker for Transported. MBSP-230515-10

The new art installation at RSPB Frampton Marsh. Pictured, from left, Mayoress Coun Alison Austin, MP Matt Warman, Julie Willoughby, artist, John Badley, RSPB site manager, Nick Jones, Transported director, Craig Matthews, designer, Mayor Coun Richard Austin, Mary Matthews, designer, and Kristina Taylor, arts engagement worker for Transported. MBSP-230515-10

The work is inspired by how water meets land, and the reeds that cluster at the water’s edge.

This is one of the largest of Transported’s public art projects and is linked to a Lincolnshire County Council initiative called ‘Structures on the Edge’, aimed at creating a chain of large innovative artworks which will encourage visitors to go on from one to the next.

Kristina Taylor, arts engagement worker at Transported, said: “The project in partnership with the RSPB to create ‘Reflector’ is a perfect example of the work we do, bringing high quality art to unexpected settings.

“The large sculpture created by cammdesign is timeless and will not only be a wonderful surprise to those who stumble across it, but also a reason for new people to visit the reserve of RSPB Frampton Marsh and experience its stunning landscapes and inhabitants in a whole new light.”

New art installation unveiled at RSPB Frampton Marsh.

New art installation unveiled at RSPB Frampton Marsh.

In addition to cammdesign’s piece, artist Julie Willoughby has been running lots of bird-related activities to complement the project since summer last year, called Flock, Plumage and Feather.

Guests at the unveiling included the Mayor of Boston Coun Richard Austin and Boston MP Matt Warman.