From ocean-crossing birds to tiny butterflies, from trout to toads – many animals migrate to escape the cold, find food or reach their breeding grounds. But climate change and the changes people make to the landscape are making these journeys harder…
Animals on the Move brings together local artists, conservation organisations and scientific researchers to showcase the incredible journeys made by our migratory animals, the challenges human activities add to these migrations, and the things we can all do to help.
Showcasing amphibians, birds, butterflies and fish, the exhibition aims to open visitors’ eyes to the extraordinary distances some animals travel to reach us, as well as the mass migrations that happen every year right on our doorstep.
This multimedia exhibition offers something for everyone, including photographic displays, specially commissioned artworks, sound recordings, and interactive activities for all ages.
Come along to enjoy the artworks and learn more about our migratory species, plus discover ways to get involved with local conservation organisations and even quiz the scientists on their latest animal movement research!
Animals on the Move
Sat 18th – Sun 19th January 2020
St. Swithun's Church Hall
Saturday 18th January 10:30 - 16:30
Sunday 19th January 11:30 - 16:30
We are delighted to be working with local schools to create some very special artworks for Animals on the Move. Our first school workshop took place this week, exploring toad ecology and migration through drama, crafts and poetry. Our young amphibian enthusiasts got creative, making the first members of a crowd of one hundred life-sized… Read more
For the first in our series of Meet the Artist posts, we caught up with Vikki Rose – our resident stained glass artist and one of our three art competition judges. At Animals on the Move, Vikki will be exhibiting some of her existing works, including ‘Swifts over the Oxford Natural History Museum’, which was… Read more
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