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The Wild Escape

22 April 2023

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Join us to celebrate the national Wild Escape on Earth Day.

Join our community procession from Allhallows Museum in the centre of Honiton through the town to arrive at THG for Earth Day celebrations. At the gallery, enjoy fantastic art activities with sculptor Alistair Lambert and craft activities with East Devon's countryside ranger, plus music, food and bar.

Timings to follow soon.

Pupils aged 7-11 from Honiton Primary will take part in a series of workshops led by  Alistair Lambert at THG, Allhallows Museum and in the countryside of the Blackdown Hills AONB. The workshops will take inspiration from THG's exhibitions, Allhallows museum's collections and the natural landscape. The young people and the wider school community will create collages and mini sculptures using natural and reclaimed materials exploring our relationship to the natural world. They will form a collective artwork for the Earth Day procession and celebrations.

The Wild Escape - Taking place from January to July 2023, The Wild Escape invites primary school children (ages 7-11) to find a favourite animal in their local museum and create an artwork imagining its ‘escape’ back to its natural habitat. The pictures and stories children create will be brought together in a collective work of art that imagines a better future for the wildlife on our doorstep, launched online and in museums on Earth Day 2023.

The Wild Escape is made possible by lead support from Arts Council England’s National Lottery Project Grants, with additional support from Art Fund.