New nature-inspired artwork is appearing across the local area to encourage people to value the natural wonders we can find in green spaces within our communities.
The pieces have been developed as part of the Nature Isn’t Neat project, which aims to raise awareness of the decline in pollinators and encourage local action, including embedding a regional meadow management approach across the Gwent area.
Over the summer, communities were busy designing and building mosaic artworks with artist Stephanie Roberts, that reflect the beauty of nature in their local green spaces.
The artworks are situated Fairhill, Cwmbran; Rogerstone Welfare Grounds, Rogerstone; Gilfach, Bargoed and Bryn Bach Park, Tredegar.
Fairhill, Cwmbran is home to the Torfaen sculpture, located on one of our estates near the Costar Community Centre.
The new community artworks celebrate the relationship between wildflowers, pollinators and people of Gwent. The artworks will be the focal point of a celebration in the spring, looking forward to an exciting season of nature ahead.
We are a key partner to the Nature isn’t Neat project and working in partnership with the Council has been helping to join the communities of Torfaen together into a natural network, bringing residents closer to wildlife on their doorstep. We’re really proud to be a partner in this important wildlife activity.
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 Enabling of Natural Resources and Well-being Grant.
You can read more about how we are managing their land for nature here