Bees & Weeds Installed

This is a great project from Pale Blue Dot, fusing the arts with nature conservation…..


Our 6 month Bees & Weeds research project has finally delivered results.  During the past week we adopted guerrilla marketing tactics to promote the project, carrying out interventions in the streets of Oxford – installing and photographing cycle seat covers on scores of bikes around the city.

We performed an intervention at Broken Spoke Bike Co-op in Pembroke street and finally installed an exhibition of seat covers, with related work by students, at the Old Fire Station in Gloucester Green. The exhibition continues until April 25th. Blackwell’s bookshop in Broad Street is hosting the finale – a talk by our collaborator Prof. Dave Goulson on Friday April 24th.  See What’s On for more details …

This interdisciplinary project has involved several elements beginning with a visit by art students to Oxford University Museum of Natural History in September 2014 – the ultimate arts-science institution.  Students explored collections of British bumblebee species and discussed the importance of…

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About Miles King

UK conservation professional, writing about nature, politics, life. All views are my own and not my employers. I don't write on behalf of anybody else.
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