The #flightpathcommunityproject began with a simple concept that has inspired so many to look at their own environment and reconsider their connections with nature.
A small piece of paper becomes a nature corridor. The graphite marks drawn by Louisa represent buildings, roads, paths, barriers to wildlife. Sent out into the world to encourage a closer look, each response forms a unique view, and highlights the variety and beauty of our micro world. From wildflower meadows to “weeds” in our cities, from gardens and allotments and derelict industrial sites, we have looked closely and noticed far more than we imagined.
Initially inspired by talks on Craftivism and the Buglife B-Lines project, the project draws from campaigns run by other nature charities that have been brought to our attention such as #beethechange (BumbleBee Conservation Trust) and #nomowmay (Plantlife) as well as The Big Draw #makethechange 2021 challenge. A close eye has been kept on COP26.
Drawing, painting, stitching, collage, cutting, printing – almost every form of art has been utilised to consider insect habitats and the barriers they face with climate change, food scarcity and habitat destruction. The research and emotions have been shared to give encouragement to all ages and generations have worked together to explore the environment and record their findings. We have learned not to take things at face value., we have learned to question, we’ve learned we don’t need to be perfect but we do need to begin with small but determined changes in attitude and practice.
Louisa will be in the Gallery throughout the exhibition and will be giving an informal talk on Saturday 27th November at 2pm. Free entry, no booking required.