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Help create new public art for Boston

Ideas and suggestions for an "Eternal Memories" sculptured water feature for Boston Crematorium are being sought.

To inform the project artist Alex Blakey is to hold a workshop with Year 10 art students from Haven High on Friday (June 19) and free open drop-in-anytime workshops with the Witham East Neighbourhood Action Group and anyone else who wishes to attend from 10.30am to 4pm on Saturday, June 27, at Blenkin Memorial Hall in Wormgate.

The aim is to produce an aesthetically pleasing and sensitive sculptural water feature that represents the memories and challenges faced by people who visit the Crematorium. 

It has been commissioned by the Arts Council-funded Boston and South Holland based Transported Arts project, and will be positioned at the front of Boston Crematorium. The site was nominated by the Witham East Neighbourhood Action Group.  

Alex's final design will include ideas from her consultation sessions.

The event at Blenkin Memorial Hall will present a unique opportunity to become involved in the creation of a new piece of public art and will include a discussion and demonstration session at 10.30am, drawing, writing doodling, painting from 11.30am to 12.15pm and from 1pm, paper cutting and silhouettes at 2pm, photographic documentation of images or objects depicting and representing memories or history of the area at 3pm, final discussion with tea and biscuits from 3.30pm to 4pm.

The aim is for the finished work to be installed this September.

For more information about the project and to comment go to https://www.facebook.com/EternalMemoriesTransported