Ouse Washes Mosaics on show
Over the past three months members of the public have been working alongside professional artist Carolyn Ash to produce three stunning mosaic murals depicting the Ouse Washes landscape. The murals will be installed at the three sites where they were created, Mepal Outdoor Centre, Denver Sluice and Welney Wetland Centre. However, before the go off to their permanent homes there is a special chance to see all three together on Sunday 16th November from 10am to 3.30pm at WWT Welney Wetland Centre. This will also be an opportunity to meet Carolyn, see a display of photos of the murals being created and to enjoy a host of activates being offered that weekend as part of the centre’s Festival of Swans.
Mepal Outdoor Centre, Denver Sluice and Welney Wetland Centre
The murals were created as part of a scheme funded by the Heritage Lottery and run by the Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership. The scheme was established to raise awareness and encourage greater local engagement with the washes.
The mural project was managed by ADeC (Arts Development in East Cambridgeshire). Nathan Jones of ADeC said: “This has been the most wonderful project to be involved with. It has been a real privilege to work at the three sites and we have been delighted by the response of the local communities. Six different schools helped with the murals and they should be very proud of their contribution.”
For more information on the Ouse Washes scheme please visit www.cambsacre.org.uk