Lost & Found tells stories about loss and consumer culture in the 21st Century through a multi-media touring installation of visual arts and events. It presents the dark side of overconsumption, happening in our food & farming industries, changing the British countryside and causing destruction of the natural world.  To avoid depressing it’s audience completely Lost & Found also examines some of the more outlandish expressions of consumer culture through a selection of bizarre hybrids that have been man made or cultivated and curious discarded ‘artifacts’ that probably should never have been manufactured.  Lost & Found asks questions about the sort of economy we’ve created, in Britain and the rest of the developed world, and whether it’s making us happy.  Media:  printmaking, textiles, photography, films and podcasts, artists’ books and installations of found and scientific objects, workshops, talks

The project is based on research by scientists at Oxford University Museum of Natural History (OUMNH) and pollinator specialist Prof. Dave Goulson and his team at the University of Sussex.




Lost & Found in Brighton

Lost & Found in Oxford

Primitive Print:  Rubber Stamping

Bee Movie:  A film about food

Psalm:  ‘Does anyone remember Rachel Carson?’






  • Project Type: Multi-media Installation and Events
  • Artwork & Design: Jane King / Neil Mabbs
  • Collaboration: Oxford University Museum of Natural History, The Goulson Lab, ONCA Brighton, Pesticide Action Network UK, Brighton & Hove Food Partnership, The Incredible Mr Stephen Fowler
  • Number of posts: 5