Exhibition: Swarm: artists respond to the pollinator crisis

This exhibition runs from Fri, 14th Jun 2019 to Sun, 26th Jan 2020. See all dates

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

Wed,
23rd Oct 2019  
(10am - 5pm)
Thu,
24th Oct 2019  
(10am - 5pm)
Fri,
25th Oct 2019  
(10am - 5pm)
Sat,
26th Oct 2019  
(10am - 5pm)
Sun,
27th Oct 2019  
(10am - 5pm)
Wed,
30th Oct 2019  
(10am - 5pm)
Thu,
31st Oct 2019  
(10am - 5pm)

Cost: Free of Charge


Bees are in serious decline in the UK and across the world. Other pollinators such as hoverflies, moths and butterflies are also in trouble – since 2000 British butterflies have declined by 58% and over 75% of Europe’s insect population has been lost in the last 30 years. The biggest single threat to pollinating insects is intensive farming: its vast monocultures have shrunk pollinators’ foraging habitats, while heavy reliance on pesticides has a devastating impact on their health. Meanwhile, home and garden stores sell a wide range of pesticides for use by amateur gardeners that are toxic to bees.

In Swarm artists Anna Alcock, Hannah Ford, Miyuki Kasahara, Alke Schmidt and Sandie Sutton respond to this crisis with new work that draws on the latest research into the causes of the alarming decline of pollinators. Featuring painting, printmaking, textiles, sculpture and installation, the exhibition is both a call to arms and a celebration of these wondrous and hard-working insects that are so vital to our food security. With Swarm, the artists share with us their enthusiasm for our pollinating insects and aim to inspire us to protect them.


Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.

No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.


Location

Vestry House Museum,

Vestry Road, Walthamstow, London,
E17 9NH

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