Colour Coded Birds

12 November 2022 - 12 March 2023



An exhibition by Leicester artist Lucy Stevens

Colour Coded Birds

Local artist Lucy Stevens presents a new body of work, reinterpreting the natural science collection. Within the exhibition, Lucy explores creative methods for cataloguing British bird skin specimens.

Visitors can expect to see a diverse collection of bird specimens grouped together by colour alongside contemporary artworks. The bird skin collection inspired Lucy to create new 2D and 3D artworks that use intense colour combinations. Artworks included within the exhibition combine photography of the bird skins on display with Lucy’s signature instinctive mark marking.

Bird behaviour, habitat, vocalisation and conservation status are all areas of interest within Lucy’s art practice. She often includes symbols and gestures to interpret research about bird conservation using different shapes, lines and colour palettes. As a starting point, Lucy concentrated on colour systems used within The Highway Code and weather symbols to influence her.

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