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.
A feature length film based on their true story has been released in Ireland. Dare to Be Wild also highlights Christy’s work in Ethiopia. He spent over a year volunteering in ancient Lalibela as a consultant and designer for a reforestation project.
Christy 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.
More 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.