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Lincoln Barons Raise £167,000

Our barons raised a fantastic £167,000 for charity at auction last night at a VIP event at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, in the city’s quirkiest ever auction. Brisk and highly-competitive bidding for the 25 colourful  Baron sculptures, which have captivated residents and tourists over the Summer months, raised more than many expected for the national foodback charity, TheTrussell Trust. Lincoln BIG produced […]

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Lindum Soldier

“The Lindum Soldier is inspired by the history of the Romans, and Lincoln’s heritage as a Roman town known as ‘Lindum Colonia’. The design portrays the Roman Lincoln which grew into a large and prosperous town.” – Deven Bhurke

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Steampunk Baron

‘Steampunk is fundamentally about democratisation of creativity. A baron fighting for democracy is the perfect symbol then and now. Inspired by the past but very much a contemporary value.’ – John Naylor, Lincoln Steampunks

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The 1960s Baron

“2015 is both the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta and the 50th anniversary of The Lincoln Hotel. Because of this, they have refurbished using a 60s theme with bright stylish florals and retro furniture. This baron complements both celebrations!” – Rosie Ablewhite

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The Baron of Riches

“My baron depicts the richness and riches of the fens. The marshes of the wash provide a habitat for birds, flora and fauna, whilst possibly hiding the valuable treasure of King John. The land also offers up its deep rich soil to allow us to grow bountiful vegetables. I liken digging up potatoes to unearthing […]

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Truck Driver Baron

“Inspiration for the Truck Driver Baron comes from the contrast between medieval transportation on a local scale using horses and carts and modern day international haulage services. The design is influenced by medieval artwork, ancient maps and contemporary images.” – Carolyn Short

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Wild Flower Statue Baron

“The baron was designed to look as though he had been standing in natural surroundings for years, showing the effect of how the plants would have adapted around him. All the flowers featured have been found growing in the wild around Lincolnshire.” – Fern Lough

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Bomber Baron

“Bomber Baron is a Second World War Lancaster Bomber pilot of Squadron Leader rank. Holding symbols of his aircraft he characterises the significance of Lincolnshire’s military aviation history.” – Jemima Cholmondeley-Smith

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An Expansive Place Baron

“My design is based on the expansive nature of Lincolnshire’s diverse countryside and unique beauty. Reflecting it’s abundant elements that provide us with an inherent bounty of vast fertile soils, tourism, coastline, nature, places of beauty and rich heritage, that create a lush tapestry of life and art.” – Lizzy Mason By Lizzy Mason Life […]

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The People’s Baron

“The People’s Baron really is all about people, embellished with 350 miniature portraits on bottle top jewels with paper chain clothes signifying chain mail, the strength of people standing together and the single long unbroken text of the Magna Carta.” – Cynthia Harrison By Cynthia Harrison Cynthia Harrison, artist, curator and designer investigates the human […]

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Teacher Baron

A child starts the path of discovery and understanding. Every person has potential, but it is the teacher who opens the child’s eyes, to realise their potential is limitless. Our future is built on the education of a child, the role of a teacher is magnificent. By Rebekah Lockely Rebekah Lockley graduated from Falmouth University […]

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Wings of an Angel

“The rich tapestry of the windows in Lincoln’s Cathedral inspired my Wings of an Angel Baron. The way the light dances around and bounces off the various surfaces all influenced my design; along with the Cathedral’s many hidden secrets.” – Louise Jardine By Louise Jardine The work of Lou Jardine does not always represent external […]

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Freeman Baron

“Inspired by Henry Ruddock, who is a Freeman of the city of Lincoln, this was an interesting brief to follow. The addition of Lincoln’s historical Stonebow featuring on the back, a striking symbol of Lincoln.” – Leah Goldberg By Leah Goldberg Leah Goldberg works in gouache and acrylic paint. Gathering inspiration from nature, she enjoys […]

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Baron Mayor of Lincoln

“Firstly the historical importance of such an ancient office representing our lovely city is inspiring but mostly, for an artist/illustrator, the bold contrasting colours of the Mayor’s robes proved irresistible.” – Leah Goldberg By Leah Goldberg Leah Goldberg works in gouache and acrylic paint. Gathering inspiration from nature she enjoys the challenge of working to […]

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The Graduate Baron

“Having studied both at college and university here in Lincoln, I drew upon my personal experiences on studying and graduating in the city.” – Rosie Ablewhite By Rosie Ablewhite Rosie Ablewhite is an artist living and working in her studio in Lincoln after graduating here in 2010. Her chosen medium is predominantly acrylic and her […]

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Anything Goes Baron

“I believe the Anything Goes Baron is a wild card. He’s quirky and full of character! I was inspired to do a funky design by today’s trends: bright, bold and beautiful.” – Anna Carter By Anna Carter Anna, 13, has a strong passion for art and design! The work which Anna has produced for the […]

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Station Master Baron

“The baron is wearing a stylised station masters uniform, with various railway memorabilia around the base: including signals, timetables, and various images from the past. On the baron’s back is an impressionistic image of a steam locomotive crossing the bridge at Brayford Pool in the 1960’s, with the Cathedral standing proudly on the skyline.” – […]

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Proud to be a Yellowbelly

“Inspired by Lincolnshire pride, a ‘Yellow Belly’ is the term given to someone born and bred in Lincolnshire. However if you ask a Yellow Belly where the term came from, you could get several different answers!” – Ruth Pigott By Ruth Pigott Ruth Pigott is a mixed media artist. She is trained as a Theatre […]

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The Beekeeper Baron

“The Beekeeper Baron is inspired by my love of drawing and painting bees. Decorated on his back is a monastic scene of a monk attending his straw hives (skeps). These images were inspired by medieval illuminated manuscripts; on the sides and front of the baron are today’s hives. He wears a white suit, carries a […]

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Young Baron

“Sporting the grand spiral of Pere Ubu and the street style of graffiti art, this baron features young peoples ‘voices’ in their positive feedback responses to the sponsor’s program. The themes of self-determination, personal freedom and independence echo the tenets of Magna Carta” – Richard Knight By Richard Knight Richard Knight, a graduate of Leeds […]

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Construction Baron

“Lincoln City has some of the greatest and most picturesque places and buildings in the world, enjoys a rich agricultural heritage, and a diverse landscape. Peter’s design peels back the many layers of what Lincoln actually represents and discovers how precious it is.” – Peter Segasby By Peter Segasby Peter graduated in 1973 from Lincoln […]

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Lincolnshire Waterways Baron

“As a waterways artist I felt that a ‘Waterways Baron’ would be a good way to remind people of the county’s waterways heritage, and the potential importance that our canal and river routes offer to the future of Lincolnshire tourism.” – Melanie Clare By Melanie Clare Canal Artist Melanie Clare is a Lincolnshire based journeyman […]

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Red Arrows Baron

“The design is inspired by the wonderful new tail fin design featuring the Union Jack flag, that the Red Arrows have just unveiled on their famous jets. It represents Lincolnshire pride of having the Red Arrows based in the County. The baron has been painted with nominated young people from Lincoln. Thanks go to Hannah, […]

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Sir Walter Style

Baron Walter Style is the vision of local artist Mel Langton, whose design incorporates bright colours and a theme of ‘fashion through the ages’. Walter was named by a Waterside shopper and boasts an array of eye-catching clothes and accessories! By Mel Langton Mel Langton is a Lincolnshire based designer and illustrator who loves digital […]

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Baron of The Crystal Hues

My design was inspired by the stained glass windows in Lincoln Cathedral, with the intense colours of glass contrasting with the dark tracery. Sponsored by Humberside airport, my design pays tribute to 166 Squadron based at RAF Kirmington in WW2.” – Lesley Ann Withers. By Lesley Ann Withers Lesley Ann Withers has extensive experience working […]