Discovery: Reimagining Darwin’s World 3-15 May 2016
Private View: Thursday 5 May 6-9pm Discovery: Reimagining Darwin’s World reveals the artists’ distinctive interpretations of Darwin’s investigations and thoughts on the natural world. From tiny details through to sweeping concepts, each artist brings you their own unique insight into the ideas of Charles Darwin: visitors can enjoy a wide range of exhibits including an interactive, mechanical sculpture, exquisite illustrations and 3D prints of our potential evolutionary development.
Darwin’s own account of his travels, The Voyage of the Beagle, as a starting point has inspired a wealth of artistic responses.
In addition, the artists have each produced a single piece of work based on the Galapagos Ground Finch and these can be seen collectively on the landing between the basement and the ground floor. The artists’ reactions to the theme of Darwin’s voyage of discovery have resulted in a unique, thoughtful and challenging body of work.
The exhibition brings together a wealth of complementary artwork and opens up a dynamic and intimate dialogue with you, the viewer. Please join-in by visiting Discovery: Reimagining Darwin’s World. As with other Espacio exhibitions, the artists are actively involved and you will be able to discuss the works with several present at the gallery each day.
Alice Cazenave, Esperanza Gomez-Carrera, Graham Asker, Jenny Price, Julie Caves, Liz Whiteman Smith, Matt Smith, Natalie McIntyre, Nick Hazzard, Peter Lang, Ruth Jones, Sara Wickenden
Curated by Ruth Jones
Illustrated Talk on Darwin: Dr Steven Le Comber Thursday 12 May 7pm
Dr Steven Le Comber, School of Biological and Chemical Sciences from Queen Mary University of London will give an illustrated talk on Darwin and evolution on Thursday 12th May at 7 pm.
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