To bring to a close their 3 year project, the Blackdown Hills Natural Futures (BHNF) team engaged Daisi in January 2017 to create an opportunity for local primary schools to engage and produce art work to display their learning and understanding of their local and unique environment.
Ten schools within this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) have produced a range of prints inspired by the habitats, animals and insects found in 5 specific environments found in this area; Marshes and bogs, Heath land, Woodland, Rivers and ponds, and Hedgerows.
Daisi artist, Monica Shanta Brown and the education team at BHNF have worked with ten local primary schools. Each school had two half day workshops where they looked at one of the environments in depth. Five additional whole day sessions, were provided for some schools, that enabled the children to develop their art work further. Large scale panels were painted and collaged using the prints, the five panels produced represented the five different environments, with their associated plants, animals and insects.
All the work will be on display to the public for 2 months, from September 19th at Hemyock’s Healthy Living Center.