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You 'can' get involved in artworks

An artist has been commissioned to work with local residents to create artworks for the Haven Bank area of Boston.

Witham Central and Carlton Road Neighbourhood Action Group has engaged Lincolnshire-based artist James Sutton to create a series of cast metal sculptures and plaques as part of the ongoing "From Stump to the Sluice" Arts Council-funded project.

James will work closely with the action group, other community groups and local schools and colleges to consult with local residents to identify themes and ideas associated with river walkways through a series of printmaking workshops. There will also be an opportunity for the wider public to get involved with a drop-in workshop in the Market Place in the near future.

Once these themes have been established, James will then carry out a series of clay modelling and plaster casting workshops to form the final design for the sculptures.

The workshops will run until April with the final designs being hopefully installed by the end of July.

Mr Jody Raggo, chairman of the action group, said: "We are delighted to commission James to undertake the From Stump to the Sluice Project. The group has been involved in the entire commissioning process and felt that James stood out throughout and we are very excited to work alongside him to create a series of beautiful and inspiring pieces of artwork."

People can get involved in the project by either placing their aluminium cans in any of the specific bins that have been placed along Haven Bank, on B&M walkway, in Central Park and on Station Path (between Irby Street and Station Street)

or by attending one of the workshops.

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