RiverLight 2024 - Exhibitions

All week, Fringe & Finale

Be inspired and explore the work of artists, photographers and designer makers

ColourLight by Ellie Benton

15, 16, 19, 20, 21 & 22 June -10.00 -16.00

Carre Gallery ///manual.swan.tolls

An exhibition of dynamic and vibrant paintings. Ellie is a Sleaford-based artist who recently completed the stunning RiverLight Billboard on Southgate.

Medieval Cats and Castles Storybook - Rose Feather Exhibition

Sat 15 June - 9:00 - 13:00

Mon 17 - Fri 21 June - 9:00 - 17:00

Sat 22 June - 9:00 - 13:00

Sleaford Library ///pays.reef.dash

A ‘behind-the-scenes’ showcase of a new story book created by illustrator Rose Feather. The story follows a medieval dog who left foot prints of the roof of Sleaford Castle hundreds of years ago. The book has been made with families through creative play sessions at the library, the Hub and Sleaford Children’s Centre

100 Strangers by Jon Pear

Sat 22 June - 12:00 - 16:00

Cogglesford Mill ///racked.lanes.digested

Long-term wellbeing photographic project, by retired professional photographer Jon Pear. The approach enabled John to meet a diverse and interesting range of people of all ages and walks of life as they spend time nearby the river.

Hub Exhibitions

Daily 10am - 5pm, 4pm on Sunday

The 62 Group: Tailored - Main Gallery

This exhibition brings together work by internationally renowned textile artist collective, the 62 Group, taking as its starting point the theme and process of tailoring. Cutting, tacking and construction techniques all feature strongly in the exhibition, whether based on imagery of tailoring, or branching into new directions. Stitches themselves become a new language of mark or construction.

Jane Walkley: The Fabric of Industry -Ground Floor Gallery

Jane Walkley is a visual artist who explores the complex relationship between memory, place, and attachment. Her work combines traditional tapestry techniques with eco-friendly resin, which she casts by hand. Walkley’s work focuses on Sunny Bank Mills, a former textile mill in West Yorkshire, where she has her studio. Jane begins by creating clay impressions of objects with tangible meaning for the former workers. She then uses these to create moulds for the resin casts. The resin is cast in the moulds, and then woven on an upright loom.

Karen Suzuki - Window Collection

Glasgow-based artist Karen Suzuki creates mixed media textile objects. The objects are are freely hand stitched and allowed to develop naturally, to give them the appearance of characters who are almost alive. Inspirations include animals, soft toys and 3D animation.

Linda Sadler - Riverside Stairwell

Linda creates machine knitted wall pieces inspired by coral and aims to raise awareness of how climate change impacts this beautiful and colourful marine life. The process involves incorporating wool tops (sheep fleece) into her machine knitting, felting the knitting in a washing machine, and then cutting up the felted fabric. The final process is to reconstruct the fabric by stitching the pieces together – occasionally pre-planning the design but more frequently being led by the pieces in front of her.

RiverLight Festival

Thu 13 Jun 2024, 1–4pm

Heart and Shoal Home Education Workshop

Free, all ages welcome, drop - in, please book
Only those participating need to book a place

RiverLight Event

Sat 15 Jun 2024, 10am–4pm

Lincolnshire Sings - Singing Day

£10, 16yrs+
St Denys Church, Sleaford

RiverLight Performance

Sun 16 Jun 2024, 2–2:55pm

Transir by Rojo Telón

Free, all ages
Eastgate green ///soccer.olive.punks