Invitation for people to join Spalding arts project set in stone

Aspects of Spalding to be reflected in a series of sculptures commissioned by Transported in partnership with Spalding & District Civic Society.
Aspects of Spalding to be reflected in a series of sculptures commissioned by Transported in partnership with Spalding & District Civic Society.
  • Chance to become a sculpture with Transported and Spalding & District Civic Society
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An award-winning artist is inviting people in Spalding to strike up a pose and become part of the town’s landscape later this year.

Cornwall-born sculptor Joseph Hillier has been commissioned to create a public artwork based on the town’s history for markets, with a series of small bronze sculptures to be unveiled in December.

Joseph will be holding 30-minute sittings at Ayscoughfee Hall on Friday, September 25 and Saturday, September 26, when those interested in being a subject for the sculptures can meet him.

“Participants will need to bring something which connects them to Spalding, such as an old photograph or an object of some kind, which reflects on their life in the town,” Joseph said.

Transported, a project encouraging more people in South Holland and Boston to take up artistic hobbies, is behind the project along with Spalding and District Civic Society.

Joseph was chosen partly on the strength of winning the 2000 Year of the Artist Award from the Arts Council.

Aspects of Spalding to be reflected in a series of sculptures commissioned by Transported in partnership with Spalding & District Civic Society.

Aspects of Spalding to be reflected in a series of sculptures commissioned by Transported in partnership with Spalding & District Civic Society.

“I will take digital 3D scans, a harmless and quick process lasting just a few minutes which will, in turn, be 3D-printed and then cast in bronze.”

Anyone who lives or works in Spalding can take part and to book a sitting, call 01775 764555.

Cornish artist is on our doorstep with sculptures

Participants will need to bring something which connects them to Spalding, such as an old photograph or an object of some kind, which reflects on their life in the town.

Sculptor Joseph Hillier