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Art Oasis - Caring For Nature Through the Arts

Using 'arts intervention' to promote caring and socially responsible behaviours to keep our green spaces safe, accessible and inspiring for all to enjoy

Art Oasis staff and volunteers are providing 'Art Action Days' for young people 13-24 to get involved in developing exciting new artworks and interpretation through the next two years to bring them closer to nature through the arts.

Want to be an Art Oasis volunteer/ mentor?
We are looking for volunteer/mentors willing to support these fun arty sessions. There will be a lot coming up throughout the year! Art Oasis volunteers don’t need to be arty, just folk who are willing to support other young people, to understand our relationship with nature using the arts. Sounds great fun, eh?!

Contact :-

Mel Chandler, Art Oasis Project Officer -
Dewi Morris, Art Oasis Project Officer -

This project is supported by Potters Group & Arwain.



Bettws Lifehouse school students worked with MWT staff to learn about aspects of nature reserve maintenance, conservation , litter and vandalism and interpretation. They enjoyed learning to make willow sculptures and photography which helped gain their Bronze Duke Of Edinburgh Award.

Retreat Trail – An Art Intervention project. Over the winter months MWT staff worked with vulnerable adults and young people and local artists to produce nature inspired art. These have been exhibited on four panels that form a trail in Welshpool. A bilingual leaflet with map has been produced and can be picked up at Tourist information, Crafty Pixies Studio, Town Council office and MWT office, or downloaded below.

Art Oasis activites at Severn Farm Pond Nature Reserve

Up and coming during 2018

  • Look out for a modern new Welcome Board at Severn Farm Pond nature reserve compiled entirely of images from the site through the seasons taken by students and local volunteers
  • A mural will be designed for Severn Farm Pond throughout the Summer with local schools and groups interpreting the natural, seasonal and functional assets of this local flood defence site
  • A long awaited new section of boardwalk at Severn Farm Pond will be started late Autumn
  • Newtown College Art and Design students – are working with local metal artist to design and build an exciting spider sculpture for Newtown Skate Park
  • Newtown High School will work with a local artist to design and build a sculpture for Newtown green spaces
  • A celebration event at Severn Farm Pond to showcase the Art Oasis project outcomes



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Retreat Trail bilingual leaflet2.76 MB