FREE EVENT (normal admission applies). Conference for the Birds by artist Marcus Coates, is a sound and sculpture installation celebrating the lives of birds depicted in Thomas Bewick’s A History of British Birds.
You are invited to sit with the sculptures, created as enlarged facsimiles of Thomas Bewick’s prints, and listen to seven different bird species discussing their lives with each other.
The birds, played by six wildlife experts and Marcus Coates, discuss topics from migration to predation and the challenges they face day to day.
This exhibition forms part of a programme of exhibitions at Croome in 2023 which include Thomas Bewick: Looking Closely. Find out more in upcoming events at Croome.
Conference for the Birds was originally commissioned by Newcastle University as part of their Mapping Contemporary Art in the Heritage Experience (www. research.ncl.ac.uk/mcahe) research project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Courtesy the artist and Kate MacGarry, London.
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Stair climber available for access via the entrance steps. This exhibition takes place on the same floor as the entrance. See full access statement from the homepage
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