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Exhibition: Biophilia

9 Apr 2024 - 23 Jun 2024

Winchester College
Winchester College
Address: Gilbert White’s House The Wakes, High Street, Selborne Hampshire GU34 3JH
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Installation of work by local artist Jacqueline Amies, who has taken inspiration from the writings of Gilbert White (1720- 1793).

Over the past year regular visits to The Wakes in Selborne have been made and time has been spent in the gardens ‘watching narrowly’, observing both the seasonal changes of the surroundings, along with studying the interactions of insects and wildlife that exist within the gardens mixed habitats and the meadow.

Alongside the garden visits, Amies has walked many of the areas in and around Selborne that were familiar to White and mentioned in his book ‘The Natural History of Selborne’. Whilst walking and taking the time to slow down and observe discoveries have been made of wild orchids at Noar Hill, rare birds on Shortheath Common and insects in Selborne.

‘Biophilia’ has a display of small delicately placed natural forms arranged in technology boxes creating a cabinet of curiosities which invites the viewer to look closer at nature in a re-imagined way.

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9th April – 23rd June 2024

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Included in admission.

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The museum welcomes visitors with disabilities and do all that they can if any assistance is needed. View their full accessibility statement on their website here.