South Wales artist, Haf Weighton, reveals her latest artwork, a reborn Ruperra Castle and gardens, involving members of the Senedd and the local community in visualising a future for the ruin.
Ruperra Castle has played a big part in the history of South East Wales but is currently a ruin at risk of collapse. We want to ensure a better future for Ruperra Castle, and the precious listed surrounding buildings and gardens, by campaigning to secure them to use for community benefit.
We are working with Haf to help others visualise a future for this important monument.
The community is invited to finish the artwork by creating a “stitched” person and help imagine a secure future for Ruperra to be enjoyed by generations. There are two opportunities to take part:
Hefin David MS said, “As MS for Caerphilly, Ruperra Castle is a very special place for me. Located in a beautiful newly designated greenbelt between Cardiff, Newport and Caerphilly town, it is a place to be cherished and I know that many of my constituents walk and cycle in the area. It is wonderful to see the local community engaging in a vision for the Castle’s future which I hope can be secured very soon.”
Artist Haf Weighton said, “I am so proud to be associated with Ruperra. I grew up in Lisvane and as a child I loved walking around the old ruins and imagining Ruperra in its former glory. I am delighted to be helping the local community to visualise how the castle could look once its new vision is finally realised.”
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Our vision is to protect Ruperra Castle and the environment and landscape around this historic site from inappropriate development. We want to own the Castle and use a range of funding streams to:
Read our vision
With thanks to Booker T Photography