FlightPath Community Project
Louisa Crispin
Sevenoaks Kaleidoscope Gallery
Thu 17 Jun 10:00 - 15:00
Sat 19 Jun 10:00 - 15:00
Tue 22 Jun 10:00 - 15:00
Sat 26 Jun 10:00 - 15:00
Mon 28 Jun 10:00 - 15:00
Wed 30 Jun 10:00 - 15:00
Fri 02 Jul 10:00 - 15:00
Join us to create a Great Big Wildlife Corridor sculpture to support the Buglife B-lines project My drawing practice has evolved around studying insects and a "nature corridor" narrative has gradually emerged in response to learning more about their habitat.

The concertina sculptures have focused my attention on the barriers to nature as I catch glimpses of insects between the folds and struggle to find empty space to draw a wasp within the marks. It's become a metaphor in my head for the struggle in nature within our built environment. 

These concertinas are created by random mark making with graphite on a large sheet of paper and then cutting into strips and folding on the square. For a large book the strips are glued together. Then I search for appropriate places to draw wasps throughout the length, occasionally in small clusters but more often with big gaps. Some strips are concealed in handmade boxes - a further isolation. 

General awareness of wildlife corridors is increasing with projects such as "B-Lines" run by Buglife (www.buglife.org.uk/our-work/b-lines). This project is intended to support their work. 

To take part you are invited to draw your own nature on one of my strips. Subsequently these will be joined together to create a Great Big Wildlife Corridor. 

Their small size is intended to focus you to look closer at the small creatures as you draw or paint - insects, flowers, trees, meadows etc or maybe just the colours of nature - anything to represent a network of pollination pathways throughout the UK.

While drawing I ask you to consider your own environment - is your garden wildlife friendly? How many insects have you seen today? Does your local park have areas where the grass is left to grow longer and wildflowers bloom? What are your favourite insects? Why are you scared of wasps or spiders? 

I have tested the drawings with black marker pens and felt pens for colour but you are welcome to try some other things. I'm excited to see the diversity of responses - reflecting the diversity of nature. 

I will be in residence at Kaleidoscope Gallery on the dates shown (please check before you travel) or I can post you a pack. 

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This is a free event

Suitable for ages: All

Organised by Louisa Crispin

Mrs Louisa Crispin
t: 07708148413
e: louisacrispin@gmail.com

Collaborating organisations
Sevenoaks Visual Arts Forum

Family Friendly Facilities: Family friendly facilities.
Pay and display car park.
Opposite Sevenoaks bus station.
Ramp at main access.
Lift to the Gallery
Louisa Crispin
Louisa Crispin

Sevenoaks Kaleidoscope Gallery
Buckhurst Lane
TN13 1LQ

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