from our friend Sarah Gillespie:
The exhibition is open 12th September – 31st October.
Tuesday – Sunday (Garden 10:30am – 5pm) (Gallery 10:30am – 4pm). Closed Mondays.
There will be no formal Private view because of the virus but I am extremely fortunate to have the writer and naturalist Mark Cocker (Crow Country, Birds Britanica, Our Place, Claxton) join me in the gardens and gallery for the whole weekend of the 12th/13th September. On the Saturday evening, we’ll set up some moth traps and then on the Sunday morning, after we’ve opened them up, Mark will lead some short nature walks for small groups in the gardens and surrounding woods and meadows. Mark’s knowledge of natural history is second to none and his down-to earth approach make him great company. I will be in the gallery and gardens throughout the weekend, should you wish to say hello and chat about the drawings and mezzotints.
I do hope you can find a way to join us at some point on the 12th/13th, or can visit the show before the end of October. The gardens are quite gorgeous and Kestle have made some very sensible adjustments to comply with government guidelines and to ensure your visit to the gallery is both safe and enjoyable. You can read more about the Covid precautions they have taken here
The link below is for you if would like to read a bit more about the exhibition itself and my thinking and hopes behind the Moth project.
[Main image: Sarah Gillespie White Ermine Moth mezzotint engraving 7″ x5″ edition of 20] sarahgillespie.co.uk