Cardiff Art Students Unveil St David's Day Pride Sculpture
What: ASDA and Welsh based recycling body, SCRIB, meet Cardiff Art college students for the unveiling of their St David’s Day Welsh pride sculpture.
Where/when: Saturday 28th February, ASDA Leckwith Road, Cardiff, at 11:00am.
Why: ASDA and SCRIB are encouraging people to take pride in Wales this St David’s Day and recycle, so they have commissioned a special Welsh sculpture made out of recycled steel cans by Cardiff art students. The two local students had to design a sculpture using recycled steel cans that would represent what being Welsh means to them.
Details: Cardiff students, Francis Daly and Gareth Hunt of Cardiff School of Art and Design, are unveiling a special St Davidís Day sculpture next week, made out of recycled steel cans.
The design was commissioned by ASDA and SCRIB, the steel can recycling information bureau, who are encouraging shoppers to recycle this St Davidís Day.
SCRIBís Nicola Bennett commented: ďSt Davidís Day is about celebrating all things Welsh and thatís why weíve worked with ASDA to commission this sculpture out of recycled steel cans. The sculpture will be displayed in ASDA and across schools in Wales as symbol of Welsh unity and to encourage people to take pride in Wales and recycle.Ē
Francis Daly said: ďGareth and I intend for the sculpture to represent the strength and unity of Wales with a simple but robust cubular structure. The sculpture will be over three metres tall and will display the words Balch, `Cryf (strong and proud) on each side. The colours will be red, white and green, making it the ultimate symbol of strength and unity in Wales and hopefully this will encourage shoppers to take pride and recycle this St Davidís Day.Ē
Tony Humphreys, General Store Manager at ASDA Leckwith Road said: ďGareth and Francis are local lads and itís great that they could be so creative. Iím looking forward to displaying the sculpture in store this St Davidís Day, with its proud message an inspiration for us all to look after and take pride in Wales.Ē