Take Flight – exhibition at City Space, Winchester

Press Release: 25/07/2011

Winchester City Council

Take Flight to this year’s free family friendly summer exhibition in City Space and be inspired by the world of birds and the environments in which they live. Paintings and drawings by a number of talented regional artists will be on display helping to bring to life the beauty and majesty of these amazing creatures who have the ability to do something we can only dream of, take flight.

Children and families can have a go at the many art activities such as adding a drawing of your favourite bird to our landscape wall or try our hands-on quizzes; can you match the bird to its song?  

Also on display in this exhibition are the winners of this year’s Marwell Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. Celebrating the variety of wildlife, the competition was open to professional, amateur and young photographers alike from across the country. The full set of images from this year’s competition can be viewed online at marwell.org.uk.

Paul Simmons of Marwell said “We are delighted to be given the opportunity to exhibit the winners of the 2011 competition in City Space, we have always attracted a high standard of entries and this year was no exception.”         
                                                                   
The full set of images from this year’s competition can be viewed online at www.marwell.org.uk.

Take the opportunity to find out how to encourage birds and other wildlife into your garden by visiting our ‘information corner’ set up by members of the local branch of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.  

Cllr. Patricia Stallard, Portfolio Holder for Culture, Heritage and Sport said “City Space summer exhibitions are always very popular with families over the holiday period and Take Flight with its paintings, drawings and photographs, exhibits on loan from Hampshire County Museums and the local RSPB group sharing their detailed knowledge, offers visitors of all ages plenty of fascinating things to see and do.”

On Wednesday 17 August don’t forget to drop in at the Winchester Discovery Centre between 10am and 4pm and have fun making a pop-up bird card to colour in. This is a free event with all materials provided, suitable for age 6 and above. We do ask that all children attending are accompanied by an adult during this activity. 

The exhibition is open from Saturday 30 July until Sunday 4 September. Free admission.