New peatland exhibition and artwork launched in Tregaron

A new exhibition and mosaic art mural inspired by the restoration of the landscape at Cors Caron National Nature Reserve was launched on Wednesday 13 April in Tregaron.

The new eye-catching exhibition provides a modern twist on the work of Natural Resources Wales’s LIFE Welsh Raised Bogs Project team at the National Nature Reserve.

The external artwork is comprised of eight tiled mosaics designed by community artist Pod Clare and made with students at Ysgol Henry Richard Primary and Secondary School, residents of Bryntirion Care Home in Tregaron, Tregaron Family Centre, local volunteers and members of the local community.

Jake White, LIFE Welsh Raised Bogs Project Manager said: “The centre contains a lot of exhibition information about Cors Caron NNR and its internationally important raised bog habitat.
“What better way to celebrate our project and the reserve than to try and create a visual illustration of it through art, and at the same time get the whole town involved.”

The mosaics are a visualisation of the restoration work carried out by the LIFE Welsh Raised Bogs Project on Cors Caron National Nature Reserve (NNR).

The mosaics show Molinia grass cutting by the unique wetland harvester machine and the creation of bunds, small level banks of peat, that have been created to hold water on the raised bog domes.

The mosaics also showcase the important plants and wildlife that call the reserve home.

The artist, Pod Clare, worked with community groups over a month and talked to them about the project and its restoration plans. Following the talk, the groups were asked to help create the mosaic tiles, which have now been placed on the Centre for visitors to enjoy.

If you would like to see the artwork and exhibition the Red Kite Heritage Centre will be open to visitors from Easter Monday until September, from Monday to Friday and is free to enter.

For more information about the LIFE Welsh raised bogs project please visit our Facebook page @CyforgorsyddCymruWelshRaisedBog or Twitter page @Welshraisedbog

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