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The Bower Wirks

Named after the exotic bower bird who collects scraps to create beautiful displays outside their nests, ‘The Bower Wirks’ is an award winning artist studio and workshop space in the heart of the beautiful Derbyshire Dales.

Founder of The Bower Wirks, mixed and recycled media artist Nicky Ward is fascinated by the potential of what is often considered rubbish, and passionate about the social and environmental benefits of promoting creative recycling to others.  Nicky creates her own artwork and runs workshops, aimed at promoting sustainable and creative recycling.

The Bower Wirks is very proud to have won awards from Arts Council EnglandThe School for Social Entrepreneurs and The Fairtrade Foundation