The final exhibition of work made during my residency at Torquay Museum was based on personal fears bordering on terror of the future for birds around the world but particularly in the UK.  As a country,  'Since 1966, we’ve lost breeding birds from our countryside at an average rate of a nesting pair every minute' said a report in 2012.   Many people, myself included, have been unaware of the truth of this - that even really 'common' birds are under threat.


I created two large cabinets of taxidermy birds from the Museum's stores that were on the RSPB Red List including so called 'common' birds such as Herring Gull and the house sparrow which it's been estimated numbers falls by 50 birds every hour in the UK.  

http://torquaymuseum.org/explore/changing-exhibitions/current-exhibition/in-the-red