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golden valley nature reserve
public art

Golden Valley is located in the village of Wick in South Gloucestershire. Much of the reserve is the site of a former ochre mine and processing works, but now only traces of its former history exist as the wildlife has returned.

ArtSpark worked with local residents to design, fabricate and install a range of artworks and outdoor furniture, using local materials and reflecting some of the industrial heritage of the site. Concrete for the seat bases was coloured with re-claimed ochre and cast in purpose made moulds, and the seat tops cut from green oak from the Forest of Avon.

We worked with local school children to make ceramic leaves and mosaics, using gravel from the nearby quarry, and the youth group shot a video with artist, Jackie Calderwood, about the bike trails around the reserve.

Further information about Golden Valley can be found at:

Project artists:
Jeff Pigott
Karen Pigott
Julia Warin
Keith Wright