Sampling Nature at The Natural History Museum

Sampling Nature at The Natural History Museum

Existing work

Local stories global futures

Hosted by the Natural History Museum in London, Sampling Nature is a creative storytelling project that aims to inspire and encourage our audiences to connect with nature and their community, whether that be local, national or global.

Young people from youth organisations in the surrounding boroughs of Kensington & Chelsea, Hammersmith & Fulham and Westminster came together with myself (as artist and lead facilitator) and the Museum’s Community & Youth Engagement team, to reflect and share their personal experiences of the natural world and their local environments in their own words and artwork.

From the biggest challenges facing the planet, to experiences closer to home, the pieces showcase each young person’s powerful sampling and reimagining of these conversations and their personal experiences.

The title Sampling Nature describes the process in which the young people’s individual work is layered
 to create five large images; each sample of their
nature-inspired work connects, reflects, and
 compliments one another.

Bringing the Sampling Nature concept to life, I worked closely with the Museum’s staff teams to design the exhibition displays, lead the creative workshop sessions, and curate the work of the young artists within the Jerwood Gallery space.

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