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For the Birds

Jony Easterby & Kathy Hinde, Mark Anderson, Pippa Taylor and Ulf Pedersen (UK)

Durham University Botanic Gardens

Last entry to the Botanic Gardens is 10pm

Explore a wild, avian landscape

For the Birds invites visitors on an immersive journey through a woodland filled with over 20 light and sound installations inspired by the delicate beauty of birds. This hidden gem premiered at the RSPB reserve in Ynys Hir in Mid Wales and was a firm favourite with Lumiere visitors in 2017. For the Birds returns for the festival’s 10th anniversary edition. Venture outside the city centre to experience a nocturnal adventure in the wilderness of Durham University’s Botanic Gardens.

About the Artists

Jony Easterby is a producer and artist whose work explores the fragility of the natural world. He has created permanent light and sound works for sites around the UK, including White Cliffs of Dover and Grizedale Forest.
Mark Anderson uses light, sound, electronics, kinetics, fire and pyrotechnics to make site-specific temporary installations and performances.
Kathy Hinde’s work fuses nature and technology through audio-visual installations and performances.
Ulf Pedersen’s practice combines light and sound and his works often rival architecture in scale.
Pippa Taylor is a sculptor and painter specialising in wood carving and applied decorative painting.

Accessibility information

Guide and assistance dogs are welcome at the Durham University Botanic Garden, and dog bowls can be obtained from the café. However, we hold a policy of no other dogs in the garden at all times.

Artwork description: A series of mixed media installations including projections, sculptures and moving artworks. There are various sounds and soundtracks to accompany different pieces. This installation is in a very dark location.

PLEASE NOTE: While you are welcome to photograph this installations for personal use, please note that the artist retains all imagery rights. Commercial use of installation photography and film is strictly prohibited.

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