Rakesprogress Summer Flower Feature

Flowers hanging from the ceiling in an art display

Join us from the 2nd - 6th August to enjoy a special Summer Flower Feature at Newton House. We are working with Victoria Gaiger, Editor and founder of the award – winning Rakesprogress magazine to create a special display of flowers using foliage from the Dinefwr estate.

The floral piece will sit in the Outer Hall as part of an ongoing focus on flower arranging at Dinefwr. This sensory celebration will be created using local foliage, ferns, plants and flowers to create an installation that responds to the photographs of the artist in residence, Mohamed Hassan.  

Climate change is woven in to everything we do, so every element has been thought through to be as recyclable and biodegradable as possible.  

Victoria Gaiger said:  

‘We don’t often get the chance to create a modern green sculpture in such an historic home. Instead of floral foam we use high tension fishing line, chicken wire and eco wool, lots of dried flowers and any flowers and foliage gathered from the estate will be kept fresh in buckets and recycled test tubes’.  

Nature will be allowed to take its course as the flowers gradually wilt and fade, revealing another aspect to the installation as it slowly changes over time.  

Kathryn Campbell, Programming and Partnerships Officer Carmarthenshire & Ceredigion said:  

'We’re really excited to welcome Rakesprogress to Newton House for this special opportunity. As big fans of the magazine, we can’t wait to see the installation in situ and to share Victoria’s creative vision for the Outer Hall with our visitors'.

Join us to view the installation and explore Newton House, which is open daily from 10.30am – 4.30pm.