Kurt Jackson has contributed to Small Wonders, a mixed exhibition celebrating plants, animals and habitats which are sometimes overlooked but nevertheless remarkable in their own way and the most likely under threat from climate change, sea level rise, pollution, development or intensive farming methods.
Based around the work of contemporary artists the exhibition reminds us of the richness of British wildlife while highlighting the precarious situation in which many species are now found.
Kurt Jackson goes in search of the New Forest cicada; Julia Manning explores the mysterious lives of eels and moths; we find Angie Lewin among the plants of the Outer Hebrides; Carry Akroyd combines printed imagery with the words of that great champion of small wonders the poet John Clare; Geoffrey Dashwood’s minimalist bronzes capture the character of smaller native birds; contrasting sculptures from Harriet Mead feature insects made from found scrap and old tools.
Small Wonders – Mixed Exhibition
17th September 2022 – 7th January 2023
St Barbe Museum, New Street, Lymington,
Hampshire, SO41 9BH.