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MOTH

Friday 1st May - Saturday 27th June

All day

Sarah Gillespie

Sarah’s exquisite mezzotint engravings, silverpoint drawings and artists book, are a testament to her deep concern for the natural world. This exhibition has given impetus to an important new body of work which we are privileged to show, emphasising the much maligned moth’s extraordinary delicate beauty, whilst highlighting the vital role the species play as a necessary food source for a myriad amphibians and birds.

Sarah explained that she wasn’t looking for moths when she started drawing them around ten years ago: “they came and found me. Their numbers are in appalling decline but for me their presence has become ever more insistent. I see in their short lives a glory that comes from participation in the whole complex, entangled fabric of life, speaking to us urgently of the dark, of the earth, of all it is we cannot see. That which we know and love, we are far less inclined to destroy, and it is at the edge of a wing that love waits.”

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