Sleaford’s Cogglesford Mill, will be one of two heritage mills in Lincolnshire to feature a new artist commission celebrating the 25th anniversary of Lincolnshire’s Heritage Open Days. Heckington-based artist Mark Steadman has been commissioned to create a temporary artwork inspired by the rich history of the Cogglesford Watermill, and artist Graham Elstone will create an artwork for Moulton Windmill in South Holland.
The theme of this year’s festival is ‘Picturing the Past’, and the artists are taking their inspiration from each mill’s past use and the collections they hold. .
In the lead up to the Heritage Open Days Commissions artsNK have programmed a number of FREE craft workshops and events in Sleaford taking their inspiration from Cogglesford Mill during August and September. Workshops take place at The National Centre for Craft and Design and Coggleford Mill.
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There will also be a Family Fun day with artsNK and Mark Steadman, on Eastgate Green, outside of NCCD on Sunday 2 September, where you will be able to design and make your own barge.
Visitors can see Mark Steadman’s new artworks at the Heritage Open Day weekends on Thursday 6th to Sunday 9th and Thursday 13th to Sunday 16th September.
Graham Elstone’s interactive work will be on display at Moulton Mill over these weekends, too. Look out for Free family-friendly workshops taking place at Moulton Mill over these weekends as well.
Heritage Open Days is a national festival taking place annually in September, which celebrates England’s architecture and culture by allowing visitors free access to interesting properties that are not usually publicly accessible or would normally charge a fee. The event also features, tours, events and activities that focus on and celebrate the local heritage of the area.