Lionheart Project - Shauna at Work Creating the...
Watch Artist Shauna Richardson creating the first of three crocheted lions.
Artists taking the lead, part of London 2012s Cultural Olympiad challenged artists across the UK to submit ideas that celebrate their region. The Lionheart Project is one of 12 commissions across the nation. Artists taking the lead has been developed by Arts Council England and is being delivered and funded by the Arts Councils of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The project was selected by an independent panel of artists and producers from a total of 118 regional entries.
The Lionheart Project will feature three giant hand crocheted lions in a custom-built, mobile, glass case to travel around the East Midlands. These powerful, realistic sculptures reflect the region in both symbol and materials. Richard the Lionheart's three lions crest is created using locally sourced Swaledale wool, celebrating our rich textile heritage.
Lionheart Project invites people of all ages to get involved with the project, from witnessing the creation of the lions via Lionheart Project cameras, to studio visits and participatory activities across the region.
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