Curiouser and curiouser, Boo and the Angel bring whimsical to the Gallery: mixed media pieces using papier-mâché, stitch, paper and found objects. Mary Johnson is “standing up for earwigs and brussels sprouts, rusting wheelbarrows and decay, as integral parts of the landscape” with her slip decorated earthenware ceramics made at her studio in Derbyshire using traditional craft skills, applied in contemporary and unusual ways. Chris Moss has taken a little time away from the Yorkshire Sculpture Park to bring a selection of her little wire birds: wrens, robins, sparrows, blackbirds and thrushes, and Simon Griffiths comes straight from his solo show at David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation Gallery in Surrey.
Wooden birds, wire birds, ceramic birds and painted birds, stitched birds and woven birds.
Silver bees, graphite bees, etched bees and painted bees.
Woodlice, ants, ladybirds and beetles, butterflies and moths.
Beetles, Bugs and Birds in Artichoke Gallery from 1 July to 26 September 2015 includes:
Painting: Darren Woodhead, Matt Underwood, Kate Osborne, Boo and the Angel, Liz Moys, Rachel Everitt, Louisa Crispin, Jessica Albert, Martin Woodcock, Annie Soudain, Felicity Flutter, Roger Hill, Kate Penoyre, Helen Baines
Sculpture: Peter Clarke, Lucy Williams, Chris Moss, Simon Griffiths, Vicki Atkinson, Midori Takaki, Jeff Soan, Laurance Simon, Guy Bird
Ceramics: Sarah Rickard, Mary Johnson, Julie Ayton, Marion Brandis, Jonathan Chiswell Jones, Holly Bell, Matthew Bayman, Katie Almond, Sarah Grove, Adam Marsh, Justine Munson, Holly Bell, Kerry Boswell, Kerry Hastings
Jewellery: Lucy Jade Sylvester, Michele Wyckoff Smith, Cristina Zani, Susanna Hanl, Cathy Newell Price, Esa Evans, Stuart Jenkins, Caroline Reynolds, Emily Thatcher and Lorraine Gibby
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