Community art project

Introducing Edith the Rhino

Jacha decided to create a community art project to raise awareness of the plight of the rhinos.

He designed a life-size sculpture of a rhino, and worked with local blacksmith Gerallt Evans to bring it to life. the rhino then travelled through the hills of Snowdonia from Gerallt’s workshop to the railway station at Betws-y-Coed where she made her new home at the entrance to the Platform Galeri. There is an information board displayed next to Edith detailing what is happening to the Rhinos and how they are poached for their horns.

See the video of Edith’s journey here: We went up a hill and came down with a rhino

Jacha asked for people to bring their bottletops to put in to Edith and fill her up so that it would cause a talking point about Rhinos. He hoped that when people were sat round their dining tables enjoying a bottle of wine with friends they would mention about keeping the top for Edith and then explain to their friends what is happening to Rhinos.

There is also a collection box displayed by Edith for anyone that wants to donate any spare change, all money raised is donated to Helping Rhinos

Posted: June 1, 2014 by Kate Vincent

Jacha’s art can be seen here: