Pandamonium puts the spotlight on art and nature

Panda Eyes

On 30 May, leading designers Sue Timney and Jason Bruges will put the spotlight on how art can articulate the environmental challenges we face at an exclusive event to mark Pandamonium, an innovative new design exhibition opening to the public this month.

The ‘In Conversation’ event will give you the chance to hear first-hand from two of Pandamonium’s contributors whose pieces – ‘Colourless green ideas sleep furiously’ and ‘Panda Eyes’ (pictured) - make up just two of those on display at The Lightbox, Woking’s gallery and museum, from 24 May to 26 June.

Doors to the interactive session open at 6.30pm and tickets (£12-15) are available by calling 01483 737837.

From wearable sculptures to innovative interpretations of classic WWF panda collection boxes, the new exhibit features works of art by internationally-renowned artists and designers including Peter Blake, Jim Lambie and Rachel Whiteread, who have each taken WWF’s global conservation work and iconic ‘panda’ symbol as their inspiration. It will also feature three pieces by Andy Warhol created in 1983, each depicting endangered species – a giant panda, orang-utan and bighorn ram.

“Pandamonium is an exciting fusion of art and nature, with each piece reflecting WWF’s global conservation work as interpreted by leading contemporary minds from the art, fashion and design worlds” says WWF’s Georgina Bridge. “The collection captures both the beauty and fragility of the natural world, and offers an exciting and creative glimpse into WWF’s work – who we are and what we do.”

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