Posted by: lensweb | November 23, 2011

Ghosts and Birds

After reading Paul Shaw’s article regarding the ghostly goings on in Shipley Wood (congratulations to Paul for his highly commended award in this year’s UK wildlife photography competition), I came across an interesting art exhibition
Ghosts of Gone Birds.

Ghosts of birds gone by imageThe concept behind the project is that the organisers are raising a creative army for conservation through a series of multimedia exhibitions and events that will breathe artistic life back into extinct birds species. Ghosts Of Gone Birds celebrates their diversity thru paintings & sculpture, talks & poetry, installations & live music. Plus a series of Ghosts stories that shed light on front line conservation work being done around the world to prevent any more birds migrating to gone status.

In a BBC Radio 4 interview, Nicola Stanbridge met the cartoonist Ralph Steadman who is one of a selection of artists, musicians and poets who have been enrolled to highlight the problem in the Ghosts of Gone Birds exhibition.

I thought this may be a project which inspires creativity among school children, in turn introducing them to the very important topics of bird and other animal extinction and conservation.


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