Innovative sculpture will add culture to Crowland, vows Transported

An image of the specially-commissioned sculpture By Transported for Crowland designed by Nottingham-based artist Richard Janes.
An image of the specially-commissioned sculpture By Transported for Crowland designed by Nottingham-based artist Richard Janes.
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A specially-commissioned sculpture is set to vie for the affections of visitors to Crowland with its famous abbey when it is unveiled in November.

Transported has asked Nottingham-based sculptor Richard Janes to produce a new piece for the town, based on the St Guthlac Rolls drawn by monks at Crowland Abbey.

Working with Transported has opened up our ideas and we look forward to giving Crowland a boost through this exciting project.

John Parnell, chairman, Crowland Public Art Steering Group,

Crowland Public Art Steering Group were also involved in the project, part of Transported’s On Your Doorstep strand which brings public artwork to unexpected places suggested by people in South Holland, and the sculpture itself will be placed on land between Thorney Road and South Street.

John Parnell, chairman of the steering group, said: “Working with Transported has opened up our ideas and we look forward to giving Crowland a boost through this exciting project.”

As part of the commission, Richard hosted a workshop for Year 5 pupils at Crowland’s South View Primary School where he talked about the sculpture and helped pupils produce their own artwork.

A school spokesman said: “It was a very informative workshop and the children liked the idea of their work being seen in Crowland for years to come.”

People can see the models made by pupils which are on display at Crowland Abbey and Transported are organising workshops in the town over the coming weeks.

Elizabeth Bergeron, arts engagement worker for Transported, said: “This commission is an exciting opportunity to cause real impact in Crowland for the enjoyment of residents and visitors alike.”