Having been in residence at Torquay Museums Natural History stores each week for the past three months, the show ‘In the Red – Nature in the Balance’ is now open every day (apart from Sundays) until September 3rd. I’m showing a range of new work in response to both the Victorian collection of taxidermy birds and the updated red list which now contains 52 birds, some of them so common it’s shocking to see them now classed as under threat. Birds such as the Herring Gull, the Sparrow, the Starling and the local Cirl Bunting are all now seen as being at risk. Exploring folklore, common names and stories about the birds as well as creating two new ‘tableaux’ with some of the original stuffed birds, I also created two new large drawings on gesso and a collection of photographs called ‘The Daughter Series’.

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