"Changing Corby" - the first steps for our new project
This is our exciting new initiative for 2017 until 2019.
Following on from "Our Woods", this new programme will build on the achievements of DRTT's work to date and move our collective creativity in new directions.
Whilst we are still very much in the planning stages... our first project in the pipeline at the moment is: "Corby and Migration"
Supported by the Woodland Trust through their Charter project (www.treecharter.uk), we have commissioned and brought together visual artist, Amanda Drage, and Ornithologist, Matt Merritt, to collaborate, research and create paintings of the birds in Corby’s woodlands, an important ornithological habitat, to further engage the public in an approachable and wonderful aspect of the urban woodlands in the heart of our town.
"Corby and Migration" will look at the birds species that migrate to Corby’s woodlands (and native birds) and how they are affected by the increased size of the town as it continues to change. Matt will research the bird migration to Corby’s woodlands and gather information about them and Amanda will create paintings of the most significant birds. The first painting will be in an exhibition in the Rooftop Gallery in Corby for the month of June and further paintings will be in her exhibition September 2017 at The Alfred East Gallery, Kettering.
At all events we will collect as many as possible signatures to support and spread the word about the Charter – to connect people and trees.