St Nicholas, Vale Of Glamorgan, Wales.
In celebration of Dyffryn’s revival, members of Sculpture Cymru were invited by the National Trust to make works for a sculpture trail around the Arboretum and gardens. Ten sculptors were fascinated by this idea and, in discussion and collaboration with the team at Dyffryn, they produced unique works that were inspired by the history, environment and plants of Dyffryn. The works reflected on the coal and iron that produced the wealth on which the estate was built, on the garden workers who left to fight in the wars and never returned and finally on the tenacity of plant growth and the renaissance of the gardens under the care of the National Trust.
The Project was opened by Mat Carter, Assistant Director of Operations, The National Trust. Kate Simons, Visitor Experience Manager of Dyffryn House and Gardens, wrote that they were ‘delighted that the many and varied works of the artists of Sculpture Cymru were adding an intriguing aspect to the rich experience of all our thousands of visitors’. In fact there were over 100,000 visitors during the period of the project.
The catalogue was designed by John Howes and included an essay by Emma Geliot.
John Howes, Dilys Jackson, Mandy Lane, Ali Lochhead, Lyndon Mably, Glenn Morris, Lee Odishow, Valerie Coffin Price, Gwyneth Price, Sue Roberts
With funding and assistance from Sculpture Cymru and the National Trust