Arty Parky

Arty Parky goes digital!

Every year in the October half term, we gather in four parks across the eastern Valleys region, gather collections of vibrant autumn leaves and make giant mandala artworks displaying the stunning golds, reds and oranges that nature gives us during this time of year. 

In 2020, like many others, we weren’t able to meet as we usually do and hold this fantastic outdoor activity. So we asked you to step outside with your household and make your own mini Arty Parky creations, and you absolutely smashed it. Throughout the entire month of October, we were inundated with pictures of your leafy designs. 

But it doesn’t end there. To celebrate togetherness in a time when many of us are apart, and pay homage to the yearly Arty Parky events with their fantastic land art that couldn’t be made this year, we have created four interactive digital mandala collage artworks; each one representing one of our regular parks in the area we visit yearly. The mandalas were designed by Kate Raggett and digitally produced by Natasha James.

Delve into these interactive artworks below. Hover over sections of each mandala to see the original image we were sent by our contributors. 

Bedwellty Park, Tredegar

Cyfarthfa Park, Merthyr Tydfil

Morgan Jones Park, Caerphilly

Pontypool Park, Pontypool

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