22 June, 11am – 12.30pm
£10 per ticket, Booking essential
Tickets must be booked and paid for in advance, please call 01922 654400 – Limited places.
Join Polly Morgan taxidermist and exhibiting artist, for a live demonstration on taxidermy techniques. You will see how a bird is prepared, given a new body structure and set up realistically.
Until 30 June 2013
Mat Collishaw, Mark Fairnington, Tessa Farmer, Polly Morgan, Olly & Suzi, Patricia Piccinini
This exhibition brings together a diverse range of contemporary artists, who through their work, confront and challenge our attitudes towards the natural world, and in particular, the animal kingdom.
Humankind has long been fascinated by animals, who in turn, have been subjected to research, collection, categorisation, documentation, display and experimentation. Each of the artists within the exhibition creates works which involve an intensive scrutiny of animals and nature as well as a critical engagement with the ways in which we have attempted to understand and control the natural world.
Both Tessa Farmer and Polly Morgan have created brand new works for the exhibition.
Image credit: Polly Morgan, Harbour 2012 (detail), taxidermy, rubber and mixed media. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Tessa Angus.