Giant Pigs in Clover take top billing in Market Hall

Arts Alive Wales is putting the call out for creative and motivated people who’d like to volunteer and team up with a professional designer to create a magnificent art installation for Abergavenny Food Festival 2014.

This year’s theme is ‘Pigs & Garlands’. Inspiration will be drawn from our much-loved British breed pigs, including Gloucester Old Spot, Saddleback,  Hampshire and Tamworth. We’re talking really swanky swine here so creative hands are also needed to glam them up them with garlands of flowers and fruits. A fitting tribute to these visually distinctive animals who’ve graced our farms and agricultural shows for generations.

These extraordinary annual installations have become something of an institution. The pigs are destined to hang in Abergavenny’s Victorian Market Hall where they’ll be unveiled at the start of the Festival weekend (20 and 21 September). They will be a huge attraction for visitors and locals alike and remain on display for a year.

Come on board and turn ideas into reality. Textile, painting and sculpting skills would be particularly useful but beginners are very welcome too. You’ll be guided by professional designer, Bettina Reeves.

The workshops will take place at the Arts Alive Wales studio, Brecon Road, Crickhowell from Monday 1st to Wednesday 17th September and run from 9.30am to 5.30pm. Please note: there are no workshops on Thursdays or Sundays.

If you would like to get involved please email: or call 01873 811579 and say which dates you’re available. Please bring lunch to share.

The creation of this year’s installation has been funded by Abergavenny Food Festival and Abergavenny Town Council.

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