Beth’s Solitary Bees
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We’re creating new work for Lost & Found, to be installed at ONCA in Brighton later this year, based on Dr Beth Nichols project on the solitary Mason bee (Osmia bicornis).  Back in February I visited Beth in her lab at the University … Read More

Bees & Weeds in Oxford
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Our 6 month Bees & Weeds research project has finally delivered results.  During the past week we adopted guerrilla marketing tactics to promote the project, carrying out interventions in the streets of Oxford – installing and photographing cycle seat covers on scores … Read More

Bike Seats & Beeswax
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Cycling may be the greenest form of transport but like most activities it attracts it’s share of junk products.  One such is the cycle seat cover, made from plastic or nylon, and used to advertise every kind of brand – pizza, jeans, noodles, … Read More

Blackwell’s Pop up Show
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A selection of artwork from students working on the Bees & Weeds cycle seat intervention project installed in a pop up exhibition at Blackwells Bookshop in Oxford.  The exhibition continues until the end of March and coincides with Oxford Literary festival 2015 … Read More

Art Design & Issues
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At the end of February some of the students involved in our Bees & Weeds project submitted their designs and artwork to the brilliant Old Fire Station Arts Centre Gallery/Shop. Success!! All of the work submitted was accepted and will … Read More

Broken Spoke
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What a work of art this place is! The lovely people at Broken Spoke Bike Co-op have invited our art & design students to join one of their open workshop sessions to install cycle seat covers they’ve been working on for our Bees & … Read More

Cyanotype
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Neil Mabbs’ beautiful designs for cycle seat covers for our Bees & Weeds project are cyanotypes printed onto organic calico cloth. The wild flower illustrations are sourced from six volumes of English Botany or, Coloured Figures of British Plants, by English … Read More

Farming
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At the beginning of the month we attended the Oxford Real Farming Conference (ORFC15) to support James Taylor from Broughton Grounds Farm deliver a presentation for Friends of the Earth – part of their slot on pollinators and sustainable agriculture. We met … Read More

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