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Why should we create insect-friendly corridors?

GroundWork exhibitions are accompanied by environmental campaigning. We want to alert the world to the dangers faced by insects, But also we need to show what we can do to help. To do so we are collaborating with Buglife, the invertebrate charity

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Nature, art and the doorstep environment

Throughout lockdown, artists have been immensely resourceful by looking harder at local detail. Sometimes they found it on their excursions, often however it was right under their noses at home. Constantly, they contributed ideas to a wider narrative about the environment.

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Running and environment.

A young London runner talks about a sharpened sense of how running and environment connect at the moment. First we talked on film and then transcribed the text below. VS We’re talking about running and environment. And so I just wondered if we could have an overall view at the start about what you feel […]

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Grasping the Nettle – weeding, cooking and health

Veronica Sekules A boy brushed a Nettle and was stung by it. His mother told him: “It stung you because you brushed it lightly. Next time grasp it boldly and it will be soft as silk and not hurt you.”A fable attributed to Aesop. The moral? ‘Whatever you do, do it with all your might’. […]

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Meet Sarah Gillespie

Emerging from the night: a conversation with artist Sarah Gillespie Luminous, velvety, miraculously detailed, Moths – a series of mezzotints created by artist Sarah Gillespie – invites the viewer to contemplate the mystery of these winged night creatures. Writer Karen Eng chats with Sarah about how moths captured her fascination after a lifetime of painting […]

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GroundWork and the Climate Emergency

All exhibitions at GroundWork Gallery tackle Climate Change. It is inevitable that any environmental subject or theme has to do so. Unfortunately the climate crisis is upon us right now and we are increasingly suffering its consequences. Recently Extinction Rebellion made a  film The Art of Rebellion, about the role of art in their campaigns […]

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Why we should worry about moths.

Moths are vital to our entire ecosytem.   Why we should worry about moths? They are declining and in danger. Read on….. Adult moths are important pollinators of flowers, but their larvae, or caterpillars are also an essential part of the food chain for hedgehogs, shrews, frogs, toads and lizards, as well as for spiders and […]

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We wrote on the edge

In the last days of 2019, GroundWork invited writers to come to the edge. Seven gathered, retreating from the chaos and consumption of the days before Christmas, choosing instead to go within and consider what we could create – inspired by the interplay between art and words in the serene December light reflected from the […]

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GROUNDLEVEL

GroundWork Gallery, King’s Lynn The gallery opened in Summer 2016 with Sunlight and Gravity, containing exquisite works by the late Roger Ackling, made by burning sunlight marks onto driftwood. Shortly before he died of motor neurone disease, the artist agreed to exhibit, bringing in his best friend, Richard Long to show alongside him.  At his […]

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