Art Forms In Nature

The wonderful graphite work of Guy William Eves, SBA Fellow, is being displayed along with the photographic work of Karl Blossfeldt, the German photographer, sculptor, teacher, and artist, best known for his close-up photographs of plants and living things, published in 1929 as Urformen der Kunst.

There will also be many important items on display from the museums archives including drawing aids used by Prof. John Henslow who was Charles Darwin’s mentor at Cambridge University, and the bird books by John Gould (Birds of Europe) showing the hand coloured etchings.

There will also be a day seminar on 24th January entitled “Drawing on Life: Natural History Illustrations” and Guy will be talking about Botanical art along with Chrissie Lightfoot, and Gilliam Barlow will be speaking on Portraying the Apothecaries’ Garden: Building a contemporary archive of Chelsea Physic Garden plants. Also speaking are Tannis Davidson, Curator of the Grant Museum of Zoology, Hellen Pethers, Research Services Librarian at the Natural History Museum and Ann Datta, Ian Beavis Research Curator, The Amelia Tunbridge Wells and Kate Heard, Senior Curator of Prints and Drawings at Windsor Castle.

The exhibition is on now until the end of February in Ipswich. (Closed on Mondays)
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The wonderful exhibition space at the Ipswich Gallery