Artist Lucy Stevens with Kingfisher from Leicester Museums collection

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Lucy Stevens: Colour-Coded Birds

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Lucy Stevens: Colour-Coded Birds

Leicester based artist Lucy Stevens presents a new body of work, reinterpreting Leicester Museum's natural science collection.

Within the exhibition, Lucy explores creative methods for cataloguing British bird skin specimens. Visitors can expect to see a diverse collection of bird specimens grouped together by colour alongside contemporary artworks.

Leicester Museums bird skin collection inspired Lucy to create new 2D and 3D artworks that use intense colour combinations. Artworks included within the exhibition combine photography of the bird skins on display with Lucy's signature instinctive mark marking.

Bird behaviour, habitat, vocalisation and conservation status are all areas of interest within Lucy's art practice. Often including symbols and gestures to interpret research about bird conservation using different shapes, lines and colour palettes.

As a starting point, Lucy concentrated on colour systems used within The Highway Code and weather symbols to influence her.

Reinterpreting cataloguing information about Leicester Museums collection. Challenging traditional narratives on how these specimens are viewed and showing their value to conservation, education and the arts.

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Leicester Museum & Art Gallery, 53 New Walk, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 7EA

Tel: +44 (0)116 225 4900

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Event date & time (12 Nov 2022 - 12 Mar 2023)
DayTimes
Monday - Friday11:00 - 16:30
Saturday - Sunday11:00 - 17:00

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