Welcome To Community Arts Rhayader And District

We are an independent charity promoting participation in arts and heritage activity

Covid-19 Update

Rhayader Museum and Gallery is physically closed for now, due to exciting building modifications and a redesign of our museum exhibits. We understand many of you will be disappointed by the closures – we look forward to welcoming you back to experience everything we will have to offer! We are also building a new outside exhibition space, opening very soon so you will still be able to enjoy your local heritage before our grand re-opening. 

Learn how local species are preserved, and then draw them! Materials and Refreshements are provided! Spaces are limited so book early to avoid disapointment.

All Taxidermy created and handled by Justin Bateman is completely Ethical and Legal. The overwhelming majority of specimens are deceased through natural causes, and sensitively preserved for education and admiration. Come find out how!

The Drawing Session includes a materials demonstration – you will be encouraged to try something new, whether that’s using watercolour pencils to build the textures of fur, exploring the lines of claws and wings with the calligraphic reed pens and drawing inks, or letting yourself go into the darker, smudgier hollows of ears and eyes with charcoal.

Design and Research Group

CARAD are redeveloping Rhayader Museum to extend the gallery space. We want to build on our earlier and ongoing community consultations which have given us a wealth of new subject areas and interesting ideas to look at in more depth. As with our past successful community projects, we want to bring a group of interested people together to work with a professional designer to bring those ideas to life. We will learn from each other and create an amazing new space. If you are interested in research, designing spaces or displays or would just like to get involved and see where you fit in, please get in touch. This is a positive, forward looking opportunity to have a long-term impact on our local community, schools, and visitors alike.

 We are very mindful of Covid security and will be arranging covid safe meetings, starting in early July in line with guidelines.



Please contact us as soon as you can.

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We are entirely volunteer-led and are reliant on donations to keep us up and running!
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