‘When in Sleaford’ project is a visual guide to other artwork

When in Sleaford art project EMN-151105-102244001

When in Sleaford art project EMN-151105-102244001

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Artist David Mackie is working on a new project to develop a series of artworks on pavements and walls around Sleaford.

The project, called ‘When in Sleaford’, is being completed in partnership with the William Alvey CE Primary School. Mackie will be working closely with pupils, parents and local groups to develop ideas for the content of the work, which will act as way-markers, mapping out pathways through and around the town and informing residents and visitors about existing public artworks.

Speaking about his appointment, David said: “Sleaford has an extraordinarily rich history which is not always visible today. I am really looking forward to working with a wide cross section of the community in researching and prioritising a fascinating and unique history.”

He will also be working with William Alvey School on Project 72, creating a special artwork to commemorate 72 former pupils of the school who died in the First World War.

Headteacher Stephen Tapley said: “The children are very excited about ‘When in Sleaford’ and looking forward to working with David. It is even more exciting for us because we are going to ask David to help us with our WW1 memorial in remembrance of the 72 ‘lost’ Alvey boys.”