Using green spaces creatively to help build safe, friendly communities – we run arts-based events across the region which encourage an appreciation of the natural environment and enjoyment of being outdoors.
One of Head4Arts’ flagship annual events since 2015, Arty Parky is a celebration of the amazing colours of autumn and involves the creation of giant land art drawings in local parks across the area during the half term holidays. This family-friendly event supports the five ways to well-being as participants take a walk around the park and forage for natural materials – such as different coloured leaves, twigs, and seed cases – working collectively with artists to complete a spectacular piece of environmental art. Catch a special Arty Parky feature in BBC’s “Off the Beaten Track” programme (to be screened in its next season) when Kate Humble joined us in Cyfarthfa Park. Physical exercise and mindfulness in beautiful surroundings – what could be better?
“Thank you so much. My daughter really enjoyed herself and learnt so much about the trees etc (and so did I!)” Facebook Comment – Arty Parky Participant 2018
“We loved it, thank you for letting us be part of this – it looks amazing x” Arty Parky Participant 2017
Connecting With Nature
Head4Arts works with many different partners in devising and delivering participatory arts activities that encourage people to make use of the wonderful green spaces has included participating in National Play Day events, delivering printmaking sessions that draw attention to local endangered species, enlivening walking routes with augmented reality panels, making exotic insects at Get Outdoors events and arranging mud art sessions at a Teddy Bears’ picnic. Head4Arts believes in the value of mobile arts spaces and has its own inflatable dome tent and a transit van that is a master of disguise!