Saffron Walden Tourist Information Centre (TIC) is very pleased to announce that another three bollards have been painted in Saffron Walden Market Square, all with wonderful new artworks.
The new bollards depict the following scenes: Bridge End Garden by Helen Wiseman, Saffron Walden Museum and also a Henry Winstanley themed bollard, both painted by Charlotte Pratt.
This now makes 4 pieces of artwork as the first bollard was painted last year by Sonia Villiers.
All of the artists are local and gave their time and skills free of charge for which the TIC and Saffron Walden Town Council is very grateful. There has been a tremendously positive response to this project on social media and local children have been fascinated to see the artworks being created.
Charlotte said ““ It has been a real pleasure to work on the bollards! Not only is it a bit of a treat to use my art school training to create public art, but it has also been wonderful to speak to so many residents and visitors to Saffron Walden about the town, its history, Henry Winstanley and of course the Museum. I really hope people see the bollard and pop up and see us when we can reopen and see our super collections in person, and in the mean time they can scan the QR codes and visit us virtually.”
Helen added “I wanted to do something very bright and cheerful, to attract attention and make you smile. Bridge End Garden has always been a place that is uplifting and glorious. There has been so much work and dedication on this beautiful space for everyone to enjoy, so much detail that whenever you go there, you see something new. I really wanted to celebrate this, I hope that every time anyone looks at the bollard, they spot something new.”
Find out more about Saffron Walden’s painted bollards here: https://www.visitsaffronwalden.gov.uk/saffron-walden-painted-bollards/