Follow an art trail by children at Lincoln St Marks

A shopping centre in Lincoln has set up a special art trail throughout the area, made up of work by local pupils.

St Marks Shopping Centre took artwork from Sir Francis Hill Community Primary School’s year 6 pupils to decorate the centre through the festive period.

The 38 pieces of work, made in a Faceless Arts workshop, depicts their visions of iconic landmarks across the city.

Pupils were asked to create silk paintings to be transferred onto stained glass images and floor vinyls in order to engage a variety of shoppers in a trail.

The work will be installed in time for St Marks’ Christmas Lights switch on on November 20.

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Carole Scally, deputy head at Sir Francis Hill Community Primary School said: “The children really enjoyed the opportunity to produce the images in a media that was new to them.

“They liked seeing the process of how the work developed and the fact that they were relevant to them as the designs were of their home city.”

Valerie Johnson, centre manager at St. Marks said: “I am really looking forward to seeing the art installation.

“Not only is it a brilliant opportunity for St. Marks, it is also fantastic to see how the children view Lincoln.”