SVAF WHISPER Project 2017


 WHISPER 2 May 30th – June 17th 2017

Whisper is the collective noun for moths and an English way of sharing something conspiratorially.

Our WHISPER UK/USA launch Project was to share that the Gallery is now run by SVAF artists 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.

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:

Cheavening School, The Granville School, Riverhead Infants School, Riverside School

Otford Primary School, Radnor House School, Dartford Grammar School, Croydon High School

Community Groups:

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.

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Your 1,849 WHISPER paper moth left the Sevenoaks Kaleidoscope Gallery on June 17th and were exhibited in America in ‘Cross Pollination’ by Hilary Lorenz at 516Arts,  Albuquerque, NM.  August 19th – November 2017.


           Installation by Hilary Lorenz of The Moth Migration Project at 516ARTS, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

Moth Migration    Moth Migration   Moth Migration Project USA by Hilary Lorenz

Installation images by Da Ping Luo.  The Moth Migration Project by Hilary Lorenz at 516Arts USA

We hope you will follow their continuing journey on this site



WHISPER as part ofThe Moth Migration Project  by Hilary Lorenz


Heard Natural Science Museum Exhibition, McKinney, TexasExhibitions opens July 18 and runs through September 30, 2018. 

September 1, 2o18 Sunbury Shores Arts and Nature Centre, St. Andrews by-the-Sea, New Brunswick, Canada, Seeks moth makers in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, Canada, and Maine, USA especially encouraged to make regional moths. 

March 1, 2019, Bundaberg Regional Galleries, Bundaberg Australia, Calling all moth makers in Central Queensland, Australia,  especially encouraged to make regional moths.

The WHISPER 1 Community Project  April 11th – 29th 2017 


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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.

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