Exhibition: Naturally Brilliant Colour

This exhibition runs from Mon, 17th May 2021 to Sun, 26th Sep 2021. See all dates

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

22nd Jun 2021  
(10am - 5pm)
23rd Jun 2021  
(10am - 5pm)
24th Jun 2021  
(10am - 5pm)
25th Jun 2021  
(10am - 5pm)
26th Jun 2021  
(10am - 5pm)
27th Jun 2021  
(10am - 5pm)
28th Jun 2021  
(10am - 5pm)

Coronavirus: Events may be cancelled and venues closed at short notice, you are advised to check on their websites before making a trip.

Cost: £17.50

Experience Pure Structural Colour, the boldest, brightest colour on Earth.

On display for the very first time at our spectacular show, these stunning, jewel-like shades have never been recreated by humans before - until now.

See this incredible technology in the world’s first botanical artwork using Pure Structural Colour, by renowned artist Coral G Guest.

Be immersed in a mesmerising large-scale kaleidoscope containing glass created with this stunning new colour.

Get a taste for how it could be used in the world of fashion and art and get a sneak peek at prototype accessories coated with the new form of colour.
What is Pure Structural Colour?

Some plants and animals have microscopic structures in their surface layers, which reflect sunlight in a specific way to generate bright colours.

This is how the dazzling blue-greens on butterfly wings and hummingbirds are formed.

Inspired by these naturally brilliant colours, this phenomenon has been reproduced artificially for the first time in history using cutting-edge technology by Andrew Parker and the scientific researchers at Lifescaped.

Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.

Reserve tickets at this website


Kew Gardens,

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Surrey,

Map of Kew Gardens


Other exhibitions open at Kew Gardens

The Secret World of Plants
Embrace the wonderfully weird world of plant biodiversity through newly commissioned interactive art installations using music, sound and colour.
The Secret World of Plants
10am to 6pm
Ends on Sun 19th September