Arts Derbyshire


Darley Swifts

This project looks at the declining population of swifts in our neighbourhood and we are working with year 5/6 students of Walter Evans to create a mosaic art trail through Darley Park to increase public awareness.

In the first session, Mick Hardwick, a representative for the Derby Wildlife Trust and Derby Swift conservation project, highlighted key facts about the life of swifts. Students were then encouraged to create fact files, demonstrating their understanding, which will later inspire them when creating their mosaics.

In the second session, students visited Darley Park with professional artist Nicki Dennett, who is leading this project. Inspired by the work of Andy Goldsworthy students created their own miniature land art with pieces of nature found in the park.

After the half-term period, the students began designing their mosaic pieces and bought them to a successful completion. These will be installed in Darley Park on 22nd of June 2023.

This project is supported by Darley Abbey ward and Derby City Council.

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