The Sevenoaks Visual Arts Forum (SVAF) now run the KCC Sevenoaks Kaleidoscope Gallery as an artist led space.
WHISPER 2 May 30th – June 17th
Whisper is the collective noun for moths and an English way of sharing something conspiratorially.
Our WHISPER launch Project was to share that the Gallery is now run by SVAF and you are all welcome in this space.
For our first community celebratory project ‘WHISPER’ (UK). SVAF decided to be Moth Ambassadors in answer to American artist, Hilary Lorenz’ open call for 40,000 moths from all round the World.
Your paper moths left the Sevenoaks Kaleidoscope Gallery on June 17th flying to America.
To exhibit in August in
‘Cross Pollination’ by Hilary Lorenz
516 ARTS, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
A big thank you to everyone who made UK WHISPER Paper Moths :
Schools made moths as part of a Math’s, Science, Natural History, Geography or Art curriculum:
The Granville School
Riverhead Infants School
Otford Primary School
Radnor House School
Dartford Grammar School
Croydon High School
Hospice in the Weald
The Epic Youth Club, St Bartholomew’s Church, Otford, Kent
Scotts Project Trust
Sevenoaks Day Centre
Chelsea and Westminster Community Hospital School
The Sevenoaks Knit and Natter Group
Emily Jackson House
Members of SVAF
Families who attended workshops in the Library and Gallery
Many thanks to all the visitors who left Moths in the collection box in the Gallery.
The final installation video of the last day of the project showing all 1,849 moths.
We hope you will follow their continuing journey on this site or https://www.facebook.com/groups/mothmigrationproject/?fref=nf
Image credit Hilary Lorenz Linocut and Dry Point Hawks Moths
The WHISPER 1 Community Project April 11th – 29th 2017
The Sevenoaks Knit and Natter Group Forty three Crochet and knitted Moths.
Sevenoaks Kaleidoscope Museum Victorian moth collections
The Sevenoaks Branch of Embroiderers Guild Fifteen felted and embroidered moths and four stump work moths.
SVAF Artists: Moth inspired diverse painting, prints, collage, drawing, assembladge and found objects.
Rosalind Barker, Margaret Barrett, Anne Bridges, Louisa Crispin, Elisa Hudson, Diana Poliak, Franny Swann, Maria Turner
and Jane Tyler.