This year we were delighted to work alongside award-winning local artist Katherine Jones, and partner Sion Llywd in producing our striking display of Forever Flowers.
Based in Cardiff, Katherine is a full-time artist and self-employed architect and uses her work to help others connect with people, places and moments they love. Katherine crafts bespoke memory – curated collections of treasured objects – and creates intricately detailed drawings, inspired by her architecture experience. In the last 2 years, Katherine has featured on BBC Radio 4 and has been commissioned by the likes of the National Trust, Microsoft and the National Museum of Wales.
We asked Katherine why she’s supporting City Hospice:
“City Hospice is a wonderful charity enabling their patients to live their lives to the fullest for as long as possible. Their work is incredibly inspiring and helps so many people. A big part of what I try and do is collaborate with charities, and like-minded organisations, so that my artwork is helping give back too”.
It’s been great working collaboratively on this as a result of us both winning awards at Cardiff Life Awards 2022. We asked Katherine about her win, “Well, what a night! I was up against some amazing organisations, so still can’t quite believe that they chose little old me! A huge congratulations to all the finalists & winners. The judges’ remarks were absolutely lovely and I’m so pleased that they specifically commented on the memory boxes and how they help people to deal with their grief”.
After a series of 8 designs, City Hospice and Katherine decided on the starburst effect. Katherine explained the design chosen:
“This felt like a combination between my art and architecture projects! The design options were inspired by numerous sources – land art, sculpture and large art installations. The chosen final design is intended to be joyful, eye-catching and memorable. It represents a celebration of a bright & happy life at the same time as remembering the message behind the campaign”.
“I was delighted to be asked by the Forever Flowers team at City Hospice to work and collaborate on the design with them. I feel honoured to have been asked to be part of this campaign! Forever Flowers is a beautiful & fun public art display set in the iconic grounds of Cardiff Castle, but it also has such an important and special meaning behind it which makes it all the more interesting.”
Senior Fundraising Coordinator, Daisy Magill said
“We cannot thank Katherine and Sion enough for producing such a powerful display. The display symbolises everything about our Forever Flower campaign and we were so excited to work with a local artist.”
Check out Katherine’s Instagram here