New Arrival in the centre of Crowland

Sculptor Richard Janes talks about his new sculpture The Arrival unveiled in Thorney Road, Crowland, as part of South Holland and Boston arts project, Transported.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Sculptor Richard Janes talks about his new sculpture The Arrival unveiled in Thorney Road, Crowland, as part of South Holland and Boston arts project, Transported. Photo by Tim Wilson.

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A brand new sculpture which captures some of Crowland’s heritage has been unveiled in the town.

The Arrival, made by Nottingham-based sculptor Richard Janes (pictured with Lord Cormack) and on the green between Thorney Road and South Street, depicts the St Guthlac Rolls which date back almost 800 years and illustrates the life of St Guthlac.

This commission is an exciting opportunity to make a real impact in Crowland for the enjoyment of residents and tourists coming to visit the town

Elizabeth Bergeron, arts engagement worker with Transported

Richard was commissioned by South Holland arts campaign Transported to produce the sculpture as part of its On Your Doorstep programme which brings public artworks to unexpected places nominated by members of the local community.

Elizabeth Bergeron, arts engagement worker with Transported, said: “This commission is an exciting opportunity to make a real impact in Crowland for the enjoyment of residents and tourists coming to visit the town.”

Part of the project included a workshop led by Richard with Year 5 pupils at Crowland’s South View Primary School in July when children made artwork of their own.

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.”

John Parnell, chairman of the Crowland Public Art Steering Group, said: “Working with Transported has opened up new ideas for us and we look forward to giving the town a boost through this exciting project.”

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