Siemens launch Lincoln Collection
Prior to the last Summer vacation four of our students: Amy Burstow; Sophie Goodwin; Olivia Jones and Robyn Shiner were commissioned by Managing Director, Niel Corner of Siemens’ Turbomachinery, in Lincoln, to develop a range of 20 posters. Each poster was to be linked in some way to Siemens’ longstanding role within the industry and within Lincoln’s community. Comprising of four themes: Engineering Heritage; Lincoln’s History; Our Customers’ World and Our Community, the collection features iconic images to celebrate the role that Siemens have played in delivering the past and present. During the Summer students worked closely with Siemens staff and tutor Dr Rowan Gatfield to develop a range of “talking posters” designed to ignite conversations around the companies role, function and legacy, with those visiting its premises. The collection was launched by Mr Corner on 30 February and will now be exhibited at all its Lincoln sites.
One of the pieces produced for “Our Customer’s World” by Robyn Shiner featuring the roles that Siemens’ products, services and people play around the world: These included: Global footprint; Power generation for Oil Platform; Remote diagnotics; Industrial Power; Keeping the lights on through gas turbines.
One of the posters produced for “Engineering Heritage” by Amy Burstow, based on the concern’s 160 year tenure. These dealt with the legacy of the Hornsby engine used to power the Statue of Liberty; Ruston and Hornsby Ltd; and this relationship’s value in 1919 during which a period of car manufacture ensued; Joseph Ruston’s production, in the early 1900’s, of giant excavators; and Ruston and Proctors development of steam power equipment in the late 1800’s.
A piece produced for the theme “Our Community” featuring the roles that Siemens’ plays in local communities. This poster is based on the sculpture, sponsored by Siemens, in Lincoln, that was designed by artist Stephen Broadbent. The sculpture entitled “empowerment” is aimed at echoing the shape of turbine blades.
A poster produced for the theme “Lincolns Heritage which covered the Lincoln Cathedral; the Red Arrows; Lincoln Castle; Roman History and the 2015 reincarnation of Lincoln’s history through 25 “painted Barons” installed in Lincoln to celebrate the 800 year anniversary of the Magna Carta.