Make your own rock art!

Easter Sunday means a giant rock art mural!  Or at least it does here a HeritageTogether, so an early start saw Helen, Andrew, and I heading off to Segontium Roman fort, where we have been asked to be part of the Easter activities organised by Adele Thackray, Field monument warden at Cadw.

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We’d got a number of exciting crafty activities lined up to entertain smaller folk, and introduce their adults to the photogrammetry project.  Chiefly this comprised of a giant passage tomb-inspired canvas, decorated using motifs lifted from Bryn Celli Ddu, Barclodiad y Gawres, and monuments in Ireland.  We worked with children and parents, to co-produce their alternative impressions of the patterns and symbols decorating these monuments.  We’d also lined up a series of cut and stick activities to assemble a 3D paper standing stones, and colour in the ancients!

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It was great to have Helen on hand to help with the Welsh language delivery — you can see her here introducing one artist to the motifs from Barclodiad y Gawres.

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Rock Art Mural

Next stop, activities at Barclodiad y Gawres itself, where we’ve got event bigger and more exciting, site specific things to come!  Join us there or any of the other events recording sites using photogrammetry, or responding to the sites themselves.  We’d like to thank all our contributors who signed their names on our mural!

mural contributors

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