B5-B5B Darley Park Walled Garden: Stone Mosaics
This was an art based project which focused on the creation of a stone mosaic to form part of the internationally important national hydrangea collection at Darley Park Walled Garden. The project aimed to attract different audiences and looked at traditional local and new local cultural celebrations all using natural materials. The project linked to water, wells, food and harvests and provided opportunities to explore other aspects of DerwentWISE landscape and of the DVMWHS heritage. Visual themes such as native trees and plants, water-meadows, and the DerwentWISE/HLF logo were used in the design.
B11B Maps and Mapping
Maps and mapping were a major participatory arts project in Year 2 of the Scheme where the theme linked into a range of activities, using maps and mapping, (in the broadest sense) as both inspiration and as a means of visually interpreting many of the projects within the ‘Conserving or Restoring‘ themes of the DerwentWISE scheme.
- Visual maps and mapping – past and current use
- Other forms of mapping such as technological, literary or musical/aural
- 3D or sculptural mapping
- Simple animated film work
- ‘The creation of ‘Treasure Maps’ which draw on individual personal local experience, to celebrate both the known and hidden gems that make up DerwentWISE’
D3-D3B Wildlife Guardians
The Wildlife Guardians project aimed to engage local people of all ages with the wildlife of the Lower Derwent Valley. This was achieved through a programme of walks and talks, family learning activities, youth ranger sessions and practical training events. People were encouraged to participate in the DerwentWISE Scheme by recording wildlife sightings and helping to manage wildlife habitats.
D3-D3B Wildlife Rangers
Wildlife rangers encouraged young adults and families to take part in practical conservation tasks such as scrub clearing, woodland enhancement, meadow creation and drystone walling. Activities included a mixture of discovery walks, exploring biodiversity, bushcraft and conservation tasks and small creative projects. Certificates were awarded for each skill set.