MARK-IT Trail: Artist Revealed

The identity of the sculptor commissioned to bring livestock back into the centre of Spalding – albeit as sculptures – was revealed at the our 2024 AGM. He is award-winning Leicestershire sculptor Graeme Mitcheson. 


Graeme’s monumental stone sculptures can be found all over the UK, and include works commissioned by Sheffield and Wakefield City Councils, English Heritage, and the Woodland Trust. A memorial tribute to former England football manager Sir Bobby Robson is situated in Newcastle city centre and he has created three particularly striking public art works for Caernarfon Castle in North Wales. He is an Associate Member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors.


Graeme has been creating significant and large-scale works for the public realm all over the UK for over 25 years. His first significant individual commission was for Astra Zeneca Pharmaceuticals in Loughborough in 1999 where he created "Cures", a 2-metre tall, hollow white limestone column with a spiralling inscription of more than 3,000 carved letters. Since then, other major works have included a 3 metre tall mussel sculpture for Conwy Quay in North Wales which is a world heritage site, a 22m long concrete earthwork on an embankment in Lutterworth, Leicestershire. He has since completed major memorials for the Bevin Boys, the Scouts and for the Naval Service at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire. The latter was shortlisted for the PMSA Marsh Award for excellence in Public Art 2016. Graeme has created several stone sculpture trails while one of his most recent projects was a series of interpretative sculptures installed in the grounds of Caernarfon Castle in North Wales.

Graeme lives in Leicestershire and has a website which showcases his work.


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