Designs Unveiled for When in Sleaford

23rd October 2015

David Mackie’s designs for ‘When in Sleaford’ artworks have been revealed this week.

We are working with artist David Mackie to develop a series of artworks situated in pavements and walls around Sleaford for the ‘When in Sleaford’ Project. The new designs unveiled this week celebrate the distinct character and diversity of Sleaford. A selection of the designs are pictured above.

Over the summer David has carried out research for the project, working with school pupils, local groups and residents to explore the fascinating local history of the town and generate ideas for his designs. Read more about the workshops on our blog.

David has taken drawings, prints, and other imagery produced in a series of creative workshops and used these as the basis for his series of designs which explore themes of archaeology, history, geography, architecture, natural history and existing artworks in the town.

The markers, which will be made in cast bronze, will act as way-markers, mapping out pathways through and around the town and informing residents and visitors about existing public artworks. The aim is to encourage people to pause and think about the locations where they are sited, whether it be a view, an artwork or a place to visit. The trail is planned to be installed in the town by summer 2016.

David has also been working closely with pupils at the William Alvey Church of England School on Project 72, to create a special artwork to commemorate the 72 local young men from the school who died in the First World War. Designs for the new artwork are currently being finalised.

A special thanks to Stephen Tapley and Linda Francis from the William Alvey school for their support and involvement, as well as all the workshop participants.

We are currently looking for sponsors and other sources of funding to enable the When in Sleaford project to be completed – if you think you might be able to help please contact Lucy Lumb to discuss:


William Alvey pupils artworks

artwork from pupils at William Alvey School.


Seed packets small

Seed packet designs from workshop participants.

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