the beauty and fascination of Devon’s insects
2 August - 2 September 2012
A photographic exhibition from the Entomology Section of the Devonshire Association, in celebration of the Association’s 150th Anniversary. Curated by Robin Wooton, University of Exeter Honorary Fellow (insect Biomechanics).
This exhibition combines scientific content with artistic quality and is intended to widen people’s appreciation of the beauty and fascination of the insects that surround them.
Insects are all around us, and influence all our lives. Recognisably animals, yet disconcertingly different from the animals we know best, their alien appearance can evoke mistrust, even revulsion - yet many are strikingly beautiful at close quarters, and their adaptations and special qualities are entirely fascinating.
Built around four themes: ‘Colour and Pattern,’ ‘Flight,’ ‘Complex Behaviour’ and Devon’s Specialities;’ it features works by local photographers and others who have exhibited nationally and internationally.