Welbourn – Lyndall Phelps

In Welbourn, artist Lyndall Phelps worked with the village community to research the history of farming and food production in the area.

Her initial research took place in the County Archives and Lincoln Central Library, in order to build a starting point for community engagement. She met with many residents and local farmers, held a series of meet the artist sessions in public locations in the village including the Forge (which is open to the public on the first Saturday of each month), delivered workshops at the primary and secondary schools, had a stall at the village fete and presented her findings from the residency at a sharing event in the village hall.

Lyndall was commissioned to continue working on the project in Welbourn in 2016, resulting in the Welbourn Horkey event and the Fertile Ground temporary artwork in St Chad’s Church.