Arts & Crafts | 02/05/2019
A new exhibition at Fen Ditton Gallery is set to celebrate the importance of birds.
Birds form an integral part of the landscape and soundscape of our daily lives. Their familiar sounds and comings and goings bring pleasure and interest to people all around the world, and though they often hover at the edge or our vision, birds provide the opportunity to celebrate our deep connections with all of nature.
The exhibition is an opportunity to view a range of works inspired by encounters with birds by talented artists who study their habits, form and character. Exhibiting artists include: Norman Ackroyd, Lotte Attwood, Geoffrey Corey-Wright, John Fanshawe, Jill Fanshawe Kato, Rebecca Jewell, Roger Law, Hannah McAndrew, Amanda MacPhail, Nik Pollard, Belinda Rushjansen and Lynne Strover.
For time immemorial, birds have been used as environmental indicators. They play a vital role in monitoring the health of our planet, and BirdLife International based in the new David Attenborough Building in Cambridge, maintains the Red List for birds on behalf of IUCN, and works at the forefront of bird conservation research, policy and practice. The BirdLife Partnership is active in over 120 countries.
One of BirdLife’s active global programmes is called ‘Forests of Hope’ and focuses on the challenges of sustaining forests which are key habitats for may threatened bird species, as well as other fauna and flora.
Forests are also important to human communities, providing a wide range of livelihoods.
In support of Forests of Hope, the Fen Ditton Gallery will donate a percentage of exhibition sales to the international work undertaken by BirdLife.
23 High Street, Fen Ditton, Cambridge CB5 8ST
8 – 23 June 2019
Saturday and Sundays 11am – 6pm
Private View: Thursday 6 June, 6pm – 8pm
Open Evening: Wednesday 19 June 6pm – 8pm