Imogen has worked on many festivals throughout south wales, particularly in the Rhondda valley. These festivals have been largely a celebration of the coming of spring, to celebrate the return of the light we involve whole communities in making lanterns which are lit up and paraded at night. There is also always professional makes to create a larger spectacle. The most impressive of these I have been involved with is a giant articulated heron, standing at least 6 meters tall, all lit up, swooping its long neck, and pointing its beak toward the crowd.
Other festivals include the Green Man Festival and an event called Beyond Boarders. At the Green Man Festival I Co-Led a group of university students in a participatory art project where two 12ft cob dragons were sculpted with children.
‘Beyond Borders’ was an event which aimed to bring local families and refugees together. For this event I provided a land art workshop where participants were asked to create a large mandala on the beach using pebbles, seaweed, shells, driftwood and large pieces of rusting metal. This activity was successful in allowing people to communicate and work together as a team despite any language difficulties.