2 Brougham Street
Preview: Friday 7 May, 5pm - 9pm
Monday - closed
Thursday - Friday, 12pm - 6pm
Weekends, 11am - 4pm
This solo exhibition by Lucy Stevens explores the effects of climate change on bird species through a body of new mixed-media artwork.
Lucy Stevens has worked in collaboration with scientists and experts in the natural world from the British Trust of Ornithology and Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust. Funded by an Arts Council National Lottery grant, her exhibition brings together art and science using a variety of creative techniques and skills developed at her art studio at StudionAme in Leicester.
The mixed media artworks include vivid portraits of spring migrating birds, photographs of bird skins from Leicester Museum’s collections, and enlightening interpretations of scientific research.
“By watching birds, we can all see the impact that climate change is having on the natural world," says Professor James Pearce-Higgins, Director of Science from the British Trust for Ornithology. "In this exhibition, Lucy Stevens combines these themes to help us visualise the potential vulnerability of our long-distance migrants to climate change.”