No place to be


This is the title of an exhibition that I went to see at Cley NWT reserve on the Norfolk coast this weekend.

The focus is on the threats facing the UK's bird life. I visited just a few hours after carrying out the RSPB's Garden Birdwatch.

The art was created by Jayne Ivimey.

From her website:

70 birds are now on the Red List in the UK and this is continuing to rise. This very real danger to the diversity of our environment has inspired artist, Jayne Ivimey into action. Over the last five years she has curated an exhibition that immortalises the British birds that need help.

Formed in clay, the models contrast the agile elegance of birds in flight with the fixed nature of the material they are made with – an inspiring call to consider the ways we can all help save 29% of UK birds from extinction

The ceramic birds and associated art, sketchbooks, assemblages and visuals are all excellent. It's on for a short while more if you're in the area.

Image: Alan Parkinson


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