Children’s art exhibition celebrating the natural beauty of the Blackdown Hills

 In Art & culture, Nature & wildlife

As part of the Blackdown Hills Natural Futures (BHNF) project, local primary school children have been taking part in environmental education sessions involving pond dipping, moth identification, bird box and bat box making, and mini ‘bioblitz’ events.

To mark the culmination of this project, artist Monica Shanta Brown from Daisi (Devon Arts in Schools Initiative) worked with the schools to produce artworks reflecting what they have learnt about local wildlife. Some of these have been combined into striking large-scale art panels which will be on show at the exhibition.

The primary schools involved in the art project were All Saints, Awliscombe, Broadhembury, Buckland St Mary, Culmstock, Hemyock, Kentisbeare, Membury, Stockland and Upottery. 

A collage of the Blackdown Hills

An exhibition of art from the children of the Blackdown Hills, inspired by its precious habitats and wildlife.

Blackdown Healthy Living Centre, Hemyock, EX15 3SH

Monday 18 September – Friday 24 November

Open Monday to Wednesday 1­pm–4pm, but if you’d prefer to visit at a different time, please contact the Healthy Living Centre: 01823 680 687 or

If you’re making a special trip to the exhibition it’s best to call ahead to avoid disappointment.

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