Saving threatened habitats worldwide

Andrew Squire 'Birds' at World Land Trust gallery, in association with Stafford Gallery

Short eared owl by Andrew Squire
Date and Time: 
31 March - 13 May 2012
Venue: 
World land Trust gallery, Blyth House, Halesworth, Suffolk
Details: 

Andrew Squire’s new series of beautiful wildlife paintings was inspired by an invitation from the World Land Trust (WLT) to paint an Exhibition of Birds for our new gallery.


After the Event

The exhibition, in association with Stafford Gallery, showcased a selection of Andrew's quiet and contemplative paintings that seize the spirit of birds to create iconic images within an open and undisturbed space. Strongly influenced by the elegant and understated minimalism of oriental art, Andrew’s paintings capture the essentials of the subject – an approach that is particularly suitable to the depiction of birds in their natural environment.  

In recent years, Andrew’s concern for endangered species has led him to link-up with WLT where possible, helping to raise funds and worldwide awareness about the plight of the planet’s threatened habitats and their wildlife through two solo exhibitions and kindly donating designs for WLT's 2011 Christmas cards.

Reflecting his passionate commitment to ecological sustainability, the underlying message behind Andrew’s artwork is that humans are not the centre of the universe but simply a rather troublesome part of a much wider whole.

Andrew said: “Artists, like everyone else, have the choice of engaging with the big issues or not. Probably the biggest issue now facing the planet is global warming.” He added: “Artwork won’t save the planet, but it can make a small contribution to changing our thinking, and one good place to start seems to be a celebration of biodiversity as a reminder that we are part of a system much bigger than ourselves.”

Exhibiting internationally, Andrew’s paintings are increasingly sought after and collected. WLT was delighted to welcome him to Halesworth, Suffolk to showcase this special series of paintings, entitled ‘Birds’, which was exhibited at the World Land Trust gallery over Easter to help raise funds for our urgent conservation work.


Event Extras

Complimenting Andrew Squire’s work were sculptures by local Suffolk artist, Roger Hardy.

This exhibition was organised in collaboration with Stafford Gallery and we would like to thank them for their continued support.

Contact Stafford Gallery: 0208 871 0740 / 07939 048 436 / judy@staffordgallery.co.uk

  • Find us: World Land Trust gallery, Blyth House, Bridge Street, Halesworth. IP19 8AB
  • Opening hours:  Mon to Fri, 10am – 5pm. Saturday 10am – 4 pm. Sunday 11 – 3pm
  • Easter weekend:  11 – 3pm, Saturday 11 – 4 pm.
  • Find out more: www.worldlandtrust.org/gallery and www.staffordgallery.co.uk

 

Video clip of the Exhibition Display

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