This six-week series invites families and the wider public to meet a selection of Lincoln-based artists, to explore their practice, ways of working and have a go.

Taking place every Saturday throughout June & July, these sessions are designed to acknowledge, learn and appreciate the great work and skills of local artists based in Lincoln and beyond. Experience a range of artist practices within a variety of setups, see live demonstrations taking you through the materials, process, techniques and skills involved or participate in a taster session.

All of these sessions are open to all and free to attend. For information on our upcoming programme, please check back regularly and/or sign up to our monthly Mailing List.


15 June - Sophie Baker

Sophie Baker has recently completed her BA (Hons) Fine Art at the University of Lincoln, working predominantly in performance and live art. Her work plays on the oppositions and intersections of power and philosophy, exploring issues of power imbalance, intimacy, human encounters and relationships. 

22 June- Charlotte Jane Kessler

Charlotte’s work is inspired by the changing relationship between people, landscape and nature; particularly how these impact on wellbeing and sense of belonging. She explores her experience of discord, longing, alienation, connection and disconnection within the context of these affiliations.

29 June - Laura Mabbutt

Laura Mabbutt has been practicing for 12 years since graduating from the University of Lincoln’s BA Contemporary Crafts. She is currently Associate Artist at Mansions of the Future and works on commissioned projects alongside studying part-time for her MA in Design. Her practice is craft and process focussed having specialised in hand made felt for 10 years she has recently begun to widen materials and processes used in her practice.

6 July - Sian Wright

Sian Wright investigates the relationship between body, space and time through paper-based sculptures, surface rubbing, sound and photography. With an archival approach, she excavates sites, artefacts and other physical remains to materialise and preserve memory through processes that induce a "slowness" to engage with human trace and overlooked narratives.

13 July - Ruth Charnock

Dr Ruth Charnock is a writer, poet, teacher and academic. Her practice is predominantly interested in feelings, contemporary life, creativity, gender and popular culture. She is an Associate Artist at Mansions of the Future and runs the ‘Writing &…’ workshops there which guide participants towards freeing up their creativity, in many areas of their lives and work.  She mostly works with words, but she likes pictures, music, and movement too.

20 July - Kieran Spiers

Kieran is a theatre-maker and writer. Kieran’s practice derives from devised work. He is interested in ways performance incorporates storytelling and how that affects the audience experience, admiring rule-based performance and work that utilizes cross-disciplinary approaches, autobiography, visual-led, audio and text. His current project investigates simplicity in performance, DIY aesthetic and how relationships are built between performer and audience, with the audience being a contributor to storytelling.