Since Sliced Bread

A visual arts project celebrating and exploring the culture and history of our windmills.


Since Sliced Bread is a participatory visual arts project run by artist Fi Burke, it explores and celebrates the culture and history of our regional mills.

Fi has spent a year working with communities in Lincolnshire and with groups and families at Heckington and Moulton Mills.  With an emphasis on the ‘Field to Fork’ journey, participants explored art and photography techniques using unusual materials and taking part in conversations which have inspired new understandings about the phrases we use and local history.

Working with the mills is a source of endless inspiration. Not only am I fascinated by how the mills have played such a central part in our lives, but also the sayings that we use today that are related to them. I love the relationships that exist in mills between wind, land and people. I am keen to develop new artworks that bring the concept of Field to Fork alive, to celebrate the beauty of the design and engineering of the mills – that lovely marriage of function and form.

The culmination of this immersive research is a solo exhibition of a fresh body of work at Ayscoughfee Hall, Spalding from October 8th to December 14th, 2014. The exhibition is open on Wednesday – Sunday between 10.30am and 4pm.
Admission is free

The preview is on Wednesday October 8th from 6-8pm, this will include an artist’s ‘walk and talk’ at 6.15pm and 7.15pm

Ayscoughfee Hall Museum, Churchgate, Spalding, Lincolnshire PE11 2RA
Tel: 01775 764555 or email

Since Sliced Bread is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. With thanks also to the following for their support:

  • SPAB
  • University of Derby
  • Ayscoughfee Hall
  • Boston College, Spalding
  • Banks Mill Studios/Evolve
  • Moulton Windmill
  • Heckington Windmill
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