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Skies – Anita Bowles

Skies – Anita Bowles

Anita has been out and about again and shared her new photos with us! Look at those Fenland Skies!

Jayne Ross

Jayne Ross

I’m a Peterborough based artist and work from my garden studio at home. I mainly create abstract work but also love to paint seascapes. I work in acrylics, mixed media, and oils. When I can’t be in the studio I turn to creating digital work. 

Julie Baker

Julie Baker

My name is Julie Baker and I live in Sutton, a village on the edge of Sutton Gault and the Washes, an area of fen which is allowed to flood throughout the winter months. This landscape is the inspiration for my gouache paintings which are made in my garden studio.
Art in Nature

Art in Nature

Local people should be able to work out where this one is! A piece of work by one of our Inspiration contributors, it is a little hidden away.

Poetry Square

Poetry Square

Many of our contributed poems have had a square produced for them – a quote from the poem to help us share more easily on social media but also so we can display them in the game. This one is at the start of the 

Goddesses

Goddesses

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.

Peckover House

Peckover House

See more of Brandon’s work on the website here and when you’re in the map, take a walk down North Brink until you get to Peckover House and see it in the Minecraft form as well as illustrated.

Mandala puzzle

Mandala puzzle

As you go through town, you’ll find a couple of Mandalas that have been sent in, they’re beautiful in their own right but then we made them into a puzzle on the ground! We’ll have information stands throughout the map, this screenshot shows you the 

Heart Hands

Heart Hands

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.

Minecraft as Planning Tool!

Minecraft as Planning Tool!

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 

Amy Wormald

Amy Wormald

20-mile radius by Amy Wormald 29 September – 11 October 2020 Open daily 12pm – 4pm (closed on Mondays) Babylon Gallery Waterside – Ely – CB7 4AU Gallery opening times: Tuesday – Sunday 12pm – 4pm Amy Wormald is a contemporary painter living in Ely 

Where is Freedom Born – Pete Cox

Where is Freedom Born – Pete Cox

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

A Recipe – Kim Allen

A Recipe – Kim Allen

Before the counting’s done…

Six Miles – Leanne Moden

Six Miles – Leanne Moden

Six miles, again, we’ll go today…

Brandon Mattless

Brandon Mattless

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:

Instagram

Facebook

Twitter

St Peter’s and Castle Lodge Area – Anita Bowles

St Peter’s and Castle Lodge Area – Anita Bowles

“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 

In the Wash – Diane Calton Smith

In the Wash – Diane Calton Smith

Local writer Diane tells us a little about what she did during Lockdown – a productive time for many. Writing Fenland Histories and Mysteries has been part of my life for the last six years, but lockdown really gave my writing a boost. There was 

Another Town – C J Mawganson

Another Town – C J Mawganson

What can be done

Is there ever a way

To recover a town

That has long had its day

Octavia Hill

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

Smoke e-cigarettes

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

Neill Robinson – Black and White

Neill Robinson – Black and White

From Neill: “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 

Neill Robinson – Architecture

Neill Robinson – Architecture

From Neill: “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 

Neill Robinson – Nature

Neill Robinson – Nature

From Neill:

“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)

Instagram: @Neill.Robinson

 

Meadow – Lisa Salisbury

Meadow – Lisa Salisbury

What a refreshing painting! Lisa Salisbury, the artist,  says: “I’m a very amateur artist with no training, I enjoy acrylics, watercolours, clay, and drawing”    

Architecture Focus

Architecture Focus

Taking a closer look at some interesting architecture around Wisbech, we found some doors and windows that we took a liking to!

Natalia Shlyapina

Natalia Shlyapina

With thanks to Andrew Bottley and Alan Wheeldon for introducing Natalia to us!
Natalia Shlyapina is a floral designer from Tyumen, Western Siberia. She first studied her craft at the International School of floral design in Moscow called “Nicole,” which just happens to be the most famous in the vast country of Russia.
Since then she has perfected her skills, having studied with several international masters, Peter Hess and Gregor Lersh to name but two.
In her day job, Natalia is the head of floral design at “Zelen,” which means “Green” in Russian, this is the biggest and best floral and garden center in the region. So, why is she here? Natalia was visiting her partner when the lockdown came into force and her flights were cancelled.
Natalia started to miss her work and expressed a desire to do some work when she saw big piles of branches at the rugby ground in Wisbech. Her partner made an enquiry to Wisbech in Bloom, the result is the fabulous display we now have in St Peter’s church yard.
Lockdown House Call – Kim Allen

Lockdown House Call – Kim Allen

Every day’s the same…

Ghost Buses – Lorna Sugden

Ghost Buses – Lorna Sugden

The buses are running…

Last Resting Place of a Sandal

Last Resting Place of a Sandal

By Paula Cleary

part of a series Death on the Fens: The end of the road.

End of the Road

End of the Road

By Paula Cleary part of a series Death on the Fens: The end of the road.

Sadly Died

Sadly Died

by Paula Cleary from a series: Death in the Fens: the end of the road.

Suffering From Burnout

Suffering From Burnout

By Paula Cleary

part of a series Death on the Fens: The end of the road.

Doggerland, Dunwich, Dogsthorpe – Cardinal Cox  

Doggerland, Dunwich, Dogsthorpe – Cardinal Cox  

The water’s waiting to once more come back …

Jane Stuart – by Cardinal Cox

Jane Stuart – by Cardinal Cox

Natural princess in a basement room…