GILFACH LANDMARK ART PROJECT
Gilfach Nature Reserve, the farm time forgot, is a beautiful 400 acre former hill farm off the A470 just north of Rhayader. It is the flagship reserve of the Radnorshire Wildlife Trust with country walks and simple visitor facilities. It is a mosaic of habitats including traditional hay meadows, rocky outcrops, scrub and woodland with the River Marteg tumbling through - a stunning landscape.
Following a successful interactive/consultative Phase 1 of the Gilfach Landmark Art project, we are delighted to report that Radnorshire Wildlife Trust has now secured GLASU funding for Phase 2. Phase 1 produced a consensus of opinion as to the nature of the distinctive landmark which will act as a welcome to Gilfach Nature Reserve at Marteg Bridge.
The ultimate aim of the Project (Phase 2) is for a landmark which will evoke a sense of place and blend into the landscape. The emphasis will be on using local natural materials to produce two large Standing Stones with a strong memorable aesthetic.
Planning permission for the proposed standing stones at Gilfach Nature Reserve was approved in January (subject to written agreement of the final design before installation), and in March funding for the Project was also been agreed by GLASU.
On 4th April 2013, the Gilfach Arts Project Steering Group selected artist Richard Renshaw to design and execute the two standing stones. Further information will be added to the website as and when available.
To keep up to date with the Project's progress, keep an eye on this page!
This successful consultative phase of the Project involved Artists Lynette Margerison & John Whitehead, (NewTerritories), running interactive workshops for staff of RWT, RWT volunteers and the general public. Phase 1 culminated in an Exhibition of work at Gilfach Nature Reserve which was held over the weekend of 8/9th September 2012.
Site Visit to Gilfach - 28 June 2012 Workshop - 6 Aug 2012
Exhibition of Work at Gilfach - 8/9 Sept 2012
Site Visit to Gilfach - 28 June 2012
Workshop - 6 Aug 2012