Transporting art to promote town’s beauty

Lorry artwork representing industrial Boston - entitled 'Boston Beauty'
Lorry artwork representing industrial Boston - entitled 'Boston Beauty'

Artistic interpretations of Boston will be seen by motorists up and down the country thanks to an initiative by a local arts programme.

The aptly-named Transported Arts has launched its latest project - with 10 produce lorries transformed into colourful canvasses.

The special 40ft-long wraps feature scenes representing Lincolnshire - with one showing landmarks of Boston called ‘Boston Beauty’ and others showing agricultural scenes and the RAF.

Working with Lincolnshire based haulage firm FreshLinc, Transported commissioned artist Alisha Miller to come up with 10 new artworks in consultation with local people. She drew upon their stories and memories to create the digital designs for each one. Each focuses on a different landscape – from wide open skies and fields to famous landmarks and bridges. The quote that inspired the design is on the back of each lorry.

Robin Hancox managing director at FreshLinc said the images ‘fill him with pride’, adding: “These wonderful interpretations emblazoned on FreshLinc trailers will be seen by millions over the coming years.

“Landmarks around Boston and Spalding and the county’s RAF connection complete the picture of local life and display our area in a positive and dramatic way.”

Transported is an arts programme based in Boston and South Holland.

It is funded by Creative People and Places from Arts Council England, a funding scheme which targets areas of the country where people are less likely to engage with the arts.

Their aim has always been to ‘transport’ art to public areas where people can enjoy it - and out to more rural communities.

For more details about Transported Arts visit their website, or call 01406 701006.

They are also on Facebook. Visit: and Twitter: @TransportedArt.