Residents asked to help create community artwork inspired by nature

Residents of Abergavenny and across Monmouthshire are invited to participate in the creation of community art inspired by nature. The Nature Isn’t Neat team and visual artist Stephanie Roberts will hold two workshops for local people, during which a lasting legacy of the Nature Isn’t Neat campaign will be created.

There is no need to book to attend the workshops, which take place at the Rugby Club in Bailey Park between 9.30am and 1.30pm on 30 June and 11 August. You can show up any time in the morning and stay as long as you like during the free sessions, suitable for all ages.

The first workshop will involve the design of the artwork using a combination of hand-drawn, collage, print and stencil art processes, and will invite thoughts and ideas that will inform the artwork. ‘art. The second workshop in August will focus on making the final mosaic alongside the artist.

Councilor Sara Burch, Monmouthshire County Council Cabinet Member for Inclusive and Active Communities, said: ‘This is a wonderful opportunity for the community to help create a lasting work of art that reflects the beauty of nature in Monmouthshire and the Gwent region as a whole. . We would like everyone to spread the word about the workshops. The more people involved, the better, because we want this work to reflect the local community. We are all eager to see what will be created as a lasting testament to Nature Isn’t Neat and the positive effect its principles have had on the wildlife and pollinators of Gwent.

Cabinet Member for Climate Change and Environment, Cllr Catrin Maby, said: “The impact of Nature Isn’t Neat across Gwent cannot be overstated. The selective mowing approach that allows grasses and wildflowers to thrive longer supports pollinators and a diverse wildlife in general. That the community comes together to help celebrate this is truly wonderful. I encourage everyone to not only get involved in these workshops, but also in the Nature Isn’t Neat philosophy.

Pre-booking is not necessary, but the organizers would appreciate if those planning to attend let us know by email [email protected] so they can get a rough idea of ​​how many people are likely to attend. To find out more about Nature Isnt Neat, visit www.monlife.co.uk/outdoor/nature-isnt-neat

This community art project is supported by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe Investing in Rural Areas and is funded by the Welsh Government’s Natural Resources and Wellbeing Activation Grant.