Green Build Artist at Future Forests
Christy Collard’s sunny disposition and beautiful instillations recently earned him a mention in The Irish Times Magazine article entitled “The Happy Crew: 30 People Making Life Better”. Whether you’ve seen him drumming on TG4’s Wild Atlantic Way, or had the pleasure of meeting him in person, one thing is certain: Christy can brighten any space.
Body & SoulChristy primarily designs and builds artisan eco-structures and designs and landscapes natural gardens. He is most known for creating the green-built main stages of Body & Soul at the Electric Picnic. Over a dozen of his unique creations remain an integral part of the festival, lending Body & Soul the earthy style which it is known for.
Future ForestsHaving grown up in the remote mountains of beautiful West Cork, Christy has a deep love of nature. His parents chose to raise the family with a simple, sustainable lifestyle, and the Collards continue to be strong advocates for the environment. Working at his family’s iconic tree nursery, , gave Christy the experience to hone his skills at gardening, woodland management, landscaping, and carpentry. He is involved in ongoing renovations of the family’s business as it continues to evolve.
Crumlin Children's HomeMore recently Christy was commissioned to design a colourful garden at the Crumlin Children’s Hospital in Dublin. His unique woodwork is a central feature there. The garden is a tranquil yet fun place for the children and their families to rest or play.
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