An invitation to Swarm

We would love you to join us for the opening of Swarm at Skelton Grange on Saturday 19th August, where you can meet the artists from 12-3pm, and talk with local beekeepers from 1pm.

An invitation to Swarm

We would love you to join us for the opening of Swarm at Skelton Grange on Saturday 19th August, where you can meet the artists from 12-3pm, and talk with local beekeepers from 1pm. Refreshments will be available too – do come and join us!

Swarm will then be open daily until 16th September Weekdays 10am-4pm / Weekends 11am-4pm
Fully accessible, and suitable for adults & children - free entry!

 


As a part of Skelton Grange Environment Centre’s 25th birthday celebrations this year, we are hosting an exciting new exhibition and installations inspired by bees, wildflowers and our natural environment, using materials reflecting Leeds’ industrial heritage.
 
Laney Birkhead’s inspirational Swarm installation will be at the heart of the exhibition, and visitors will be able to walk inside a ‘hive’ of 50,000 hand printed bees. A documentary film produced by Paul Harris will also be screened, which tells the story of how hundreds of people from all over Yorkshire helped print the 50,000 bees, and turn them into an art installation.

This event is extra special as it will also feature new permanent willow, wood, ceramic and beeswax artworks made for Skelton Grange with support from Leeds Inspired and Grow Wild. These new artworks have been made by Leeds schools and community groups, and will include a ceramic wildflower meadow inspired by the Tower of London poppies, carved spoons made of wood harvested from the Skelton Grange nature area, and a record of the site’s wildflowers through the seasons preserved in natural beeswax...




Visitors will also be able to enjoy and buy beautiful art and craft work created by the Swarm collective of twelve local artists and makers in response to the plight of the honeybee and other pollinators - their range of prints, glass, jewellery, prints, film, ceramics and textiles are truly inspiring to see. Teas, coffee and gorgeous cake from friendly vegan Leeds bakery, That Old Chestnut will be available, and you can also wander around Skelton Grange’s beautiful nature area. A celebratory exhibition and installations at Skelton Grange Environment Centre - Daily, from 19th August to 16th September, free entry.
 
More information can be found at www.tcv.org.uk/skeltongrange
or 01132430815 or skelton@tcv.org.uk

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