Caerau ‘Trench Hedz’

A busy day at Caerau hillfort with pupils from Glyn Derw High School, Cardiff: creating artworks themed around Celtic heads and designing a waymark for the forthcoming HEART of Cardiff Heritage Trail with Paul Evans, CAER Heritage project lead artist.

Stage 1: After an introduction by Ian Daniel from St Fagans National History Museum, the young artists sketched out their Celtic head designs and transferred the best of these onto labels.

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These labels were then hung at the entrance to the hillfort – perhaps they will act as a deterrent to enemies or evil spirits that might threaten the site?

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Stage 2: Everyone on site – young artists and archaeologists – was asked to create an individual celtic head in clay.

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Work in progress …

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The little sculptures were then placed carefully into one of the excavated trenches – completing Stage 2 of our intervention.

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Check out the Gallery for Rob Barrett’s 3D renderings of our Caerau ‘Trench Hedz’.

Stage 3: Designing a Celtic-themed waymark for our forthcoming HEART of Cardiff Heritage trail.
More information about how we are developing this trail will follow soon!

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