Blinded by the Light: Raising awareness of light pollution
Public art display for Chorlton Arts Festival 19-28 May 2023
In 2021 we curated Chorlton's first ever craftivist art trail, created by wonderful local crafters who care about the environment. You can also view all the creations from the comfort of your sofa in our online craftivist gallery!
We are delighted to shared that some of the artworks will be displayed again, as a group, in Chorlton Community Garden, the little green oasis between Chorlton Library and the Sedge Lynn pub on Manchester Road, M21 9PN.
The garden has had to remain closed until it is able to be refurbished by the Friends of Chorlton Community Garden, currently working with Manchester Council on planning permission. The displays can be seen through the railings. Check out the poster in the noticeboard and scan the QR code to find out more. You can also read more resources here too about light pollution and what we can do to reduce it.
There are additional opportunities to create insects or bats for display on the community railings for this Chorlton Arts Festival display. These will highlight the importance of maintaining insect numbers for good of the wider environment. For example, as well as helping pollination, insects provide food for bats which are a key indicator species for a healthy environment. Read more about this in Wild About Gardens' leaflet, Stars of the Night. Your insect contributions can be whatever you choose so long as they are water resistant as they will be displayed outside. They will need to be ready by 18 May 2023. Contact Danielle to offer your small (or large!) creations.