Anita has been out and about again and shared her new photos with us! Look at those Fenland Skies!
Wanting to do some creative thinking during lockdown, the idea of woodland in summer, goddesses protecting us and other, perhaps fanciful, but needed stories and inspirations, produced these goddesses. In the Steiner style with no faces (so you can project your own thoughts and expressions) one was made for myself, then one for a friend who is leaving the country.
We’re very proud to have been given permission to share this piece of work. It’s by Street Artist Nyces and was created last year as part of a project in Peterborough for the Diaspora Arts and Education Charity. This has come to reflect other issues arising during lockdown, being used across the world to support the Black Lives Matter movement. As a neighbouring artist, and someone we’ve known for many years, we wanted to share his work and this work in particular for the times we’re going through. See more of his work on the “Nearby” pages and on Facebook here
It is displayed in the Minecraft map next to Museum Square and the Church. This space would be perfect for artwork in real life having “blind” windows and a large wall area. The museum is the home of Thomas Clarkson’s story, the abolitionist who worked all his life against slavery.
The map was generated from LIDAR data – accurately representing the heights of everything from the ground up. It was then combined with street map data to judge whether there was a building, tree, street or in our case river. These blocks were then changed …
Is freedom born in a fire burning a palace?
Or is it born in advancing radical change?
(That many, fearing their place, would ignore, alas)
Or is it just in the suggestion of a fair exchange?
It was born in Wisbech to a dissenting clan
And William Godwin was the citizen’s name
Grew through education to a rational man
For his eloquent writing and vision gained fame
Railed against both all governments and god above
Believed in encouraging young enquiring minds
With the free spirit Mary Wollstonecraft found love
Boldly wrote that laws should never a person bind
Personal creativity brought to flower
Thus we can exorcise the spectre of power
Local Illustrator/Designer, Brandon has produced work that has been sold across the UK including: Waitrose, ASDA, Clintons & UK Greetings
He works with the Wisbech and Fenland Museum on ideas to support young artists.
He has kindly sent us some of his pieces of Wisbech, which we love!
You can find him on these links:
“After lockdown I saw the world from new angles and with a new phone in hand I took some photos with wide lens of the St. Peter’s church. I’ve grown up in Elm and many generations before me. I’ve always loved taking photography and capturing …
What can be done
Is there ever a way
To recover a town
That has long had its day
Fought hard for reform
But who will campaign
For a town so forlorn
The cars on the bypass
Are all we hear now
The grinding of gears
That drown out the plough
The betting shop shutters
Slam down with regret
Whilst girls in pink tracksuits
The greenbelt’s been sold off
The horse has been knackered
The buildings are crumbling
The people are tattered
No jobs for the boys here
No shifts at the dock
Who wants to invest
In a town they forgot
The meetings, the Quangos
The best talking heads
Can’t give CPR
And revive what is dead
They’ll call in the diggers
And knock it all down
Then make a big car park
Of this once proud town
“These were all taken at various points during lockdown. I live in Guyhirn so a lot are of the surrounding area around the village, as for a long time we weren’t really allowed to go elsewhere! The exceptions being of 2 from King’s Lynn one from Hunstanton and one from Wolferton.”
(see our other photography categories to complete the set of Neill’s work)