A range of projects around the world where people are using the arts to draw attention to the plight of bees and pollinators.
KEEP THE GLOBAL HIVE ALIVE
Small and vital, bees work together for the good of the whole ecosystem. They are excellent pollinators who bring the abundance of food to our gardens and farms by transferring pollen as they collect the nectar and pollen from the flowers.
A Community Arts Project initiated by Julie Armstrong to raise awareness of the importance of bees for pollination for a whopping 2/3 of our food production. Fruit and nuts including apples, almonds, avocados, cherries, kiwifruit, apricots, peanuts, blueberries, plums, mangos, oranges, peaches, pears, watermelon and honeydew melons. Vegetables and seeds including beans, broccoli, carrots,cucumbers, cauliflower, celery, onions, pumpkins, squash and sunflowers. Livestock feed including clover and lucerne all depend on honeybees for pollination.
What is your favourite food on the Global Hive?
Requiem for Insects (2019)
The work is created through laser cutting and engraving of wood, then adding watercolour to make the insects appear more lifelike. The process of painting each piece is an action of focusing attention on each insect as it slowly disintegrates and disappears from existence.