Mel Langton creates colourful new artwork for Lincoln Railway Station

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I’m excited to announce that I now have artwork on permanent display at Lincoln railway station, thanks to a project I was commissioned to create designs for, entitled ‘From Romans to Railways’.

The project aimed to create colourful new art pieces that would help brighten the station, welcoming commutors to the city, whilst highlighting locations of interest to discover and celebrating areas of Lincolnshire’s history.

For this project I was asked to create 6 pieces of artwork: 3 or which were my own designs and the other 3 of which were created collaboratively with students from the Priory Academy LSST, Lincoln Christ Hospital School and Lincoln City Football Club National Citizenship Service, along with Lincoln City Foundation.

My own three designs were hand drawn digitally and, throughout a series of workshops, I engaged with students to create images for their own designs, which I could later edit together to become their own final pieces.

These final designs were then digitally printed on to large boards, which have been permanently fixed to the far platform wall at Lincoln station. An excellent opportunity to showcase some of the talents our city has to offer.

Students chose to create designs which include themes such as the building of the WWI tank, railways through time and our very own Lincoln City Football Club statium, featuring ‘The Imps’. My three final designs feature steampunks at Newport Arch (as we have a large annual steampunk festival that comes to the city), the Red Arrows flying over Castle Square and our iconic Lincoln Cathedral.

The project was made possible thanks to sponsorship by East Midland Railway, Community Rail Network, North Notts and Lincs Community Rail Partnership, Lincoln City Foundation and the Rotary Club of Lincoln Colonia.

It has been a real honour for me to be involved in such a fabulous project and to have my artwork spotted by people travelling to and through Lincoln.

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