Luminous Birds Art Installation

Internationally renowned artist, Kathy Hinde's new project, Luminous Birds, wings its way to Old Station Tintern as part of this year’s Wye Valley River Festival.

As night falls hundreds of origami-style birds will come alive with synchronised lighting sequences creating the effect of birds in flight. Luminous Birds recreates one of nature’s most amazing phenomena, the ultimate act of co-operation – birds flocking together as they fly. The spectacular installation opens at Old Station Tintern on May 6 and continues until May 15.

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1000 Birds Art Installation

Wye Valley communities have made hundreds of birds to help another of Kathy Hinde's astounding installations take flight.

Enjoy an avian experience by helping to make Origami paper birds for Kathy’s second sculptural video installation, 1000 Birds. This will be accompanied by immersive sound composed by Matthew Fairclough and will be staged at Old Station Tintern during the same time.

To take part all you need is A4 paper, preferably recycled, and Kathy’s tutorials. A tutorial is available here

You can also search online on You Tube or Vimeo “Kathy Hinde origami bird instruction video” or you can print and follow PDF instructions available below.

PDF Instructions for making the Origami Birds

Once you’ve made your birds, post them or take them to one of the drop-off points or, if you’re making lots of birds, the team may be able to organise collection from you.
Drop off points:
The Shire Hall, Agincourt Square, Monmouth, NP25 3DY
Chepstow Library, Manor Way, Chepstow, NP16 5HZ
Wye Valley AONB Office, Hadnock Road, Monmouth, NP25 3NG.

The birds’ team is running Origami workshops over the coming weeks. Care homes, schools, community groups and others in the Wye Valley who would like to host a workshop and anyone who wants to arrange collection of a large flock of birds can get in touch with Joana at

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