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Illuminating Endangered Creatures in Silk Exhibition

“Illuminating Endangered Creatures in Silk” was created by Lia Fox-Griffiths, an artist living in Nottingham.

The project is focused on raising awareness of vulnerable and endangered species, and the importance of conservation. The paintings in this exhibition were designed with silk in mind, depicting each species within their natural environment and exploring the art of nature.

The exhibition consists of 12 paintings which were created using the Batik technique, a method which uses wax to act as a resist for coloured dyes. This is Lia’s first solo project, having learned the Batik technique from Kinetika, and following several collaborative projects with other artists.

Creative consultation took place in the form of several workshops with various groups including MS Society, People Express and Refugee Futures. The project also includes community workshops alongside the exhibitions.

The goal is to encourage workshop participants to think about their natural environment and the beauty of nature, while creating their own piece of silk art inspired by the themes of the project.
This six-month project is concluded with several exhibitions at nature centres and galleries around the UK.

This project was funded by Arts Council England.

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