When in Sleaford… is a new art trail inspired by the rich heritage of Sleaford. The trail features a series of bronze roundels, created by artist David Mackie situated in pavements and on walls around the town. The artworks act as way-markers, mapping out pathways through and around Sleaford and informing residents and visitors about existing public artworks. We hope they will 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.
When in Sleaford… was delivered in partnership with the William Alvey Church of England Primary School, and David worked closely with pupils, parents and local groups to develop the ideas, sites and content for the bronze roundels. To read more about the design process read our blog.
David has also worked with William Alvey School on Project 72, creating a special artwork to commemorate the 72 local young men from the school who died in the First World War.
Maps for the trail are available from from NCCD, Cogglesford Mill, Navigation House and Sleaford museum. Family sticker trails are also available to purchase from these venues for £1.
You can download an A4 version of the map to print at home here: 170126-JA2 When In Sleaford A4 Map Booklet
The locations of the eighteen roundels are:
- Cogglesford Mill
- The Nettles
- Sleaford Leisure Centre
- Boston Recreation Ground
- Sleaford Museum
- Bass Maltings
- Sleaford Railway Station
- Castle Field
- Castle Causeway
- Church / market place
- Eastgate Almshouses
- Manor House
- Money’s Mill
- Navigation House
- William Lasdun Sail sculpture (near NCCD in the tarmac path)
- Lollycocks Field (main entrance from Eastgate)
- WW1 memorial plaque at William Alvey School
When in Sleaford… was commissioned by North Kesteven district council, through artsNK, working in partnership with William Alvey School. The trail has also been supported by Sleaford Renewable Energy Plant, The Johnson & Mukherjee Brothers Charitable Trust, and the Royal British Legion.