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St Hilary, COWBRIDGE, CF71 7DP
An artists' initiative and community situated in the Vale of Glamorgan, about eight miles west of Cardiff. Entirely run on alternative energy, such as high-tech wind turbines, to solar showers made out of scrap radiators, Coed Hills makes ecological and social renewal and sustainability its main philosophy. The twelve resident artists and other site volunteers live in railway carriages, Mongolian Yurts, log cabins, tipis and straw bailed buildings. Coed Hills is a space for artists to experiment and is also a environment that the community that live here are transforming into a sacred space by the introduction of stone circles, medicine wheels and the practise of holistic sustainability. Visitors are encouraged to take some aspect of Coed Hill's residents' existence away with them and adapt it to their own lifestyle. The initiative has a green woodworking area and blacksmith, and runs printing, mosaic, textile and eco-living oriented workshops such as Low Impact Building, in which there is an opportunity to get directly involved in planning and creating a sustainable living environment.
Coed Hills Rural Artspace (CHRA) is a unique place. Situated on the outskirts of a rather gentile village in the Vale of Glamorgan, it is a testament to positive living and home to a small group of artists whose ranks are regularly swelled through Read on…
Coed Hills Rural Artspace, Vale of Glamorgan
2 July 1 October
Reviewed by: Debbie Savage »