Location: Broad Street
Time: 6 - 9pm

Audio description

The Nectary invites visitors to immerse themselves in nature and hear “the hum of the earth” as they mimic a pollinating insect, visiting six huge glowing flowers handcrafted from recycled materials. Each flower is filled with the sounds of pollinating insects, which were captured through research into a new way of monitoring insects called 'bioacoustics' conducted at the University of Leeds by Dr Chris Hassall. This light and sound installation explores what we can gain from listening to nature, both for our own wellbeing and to develop understanding of the delicate ecosystems of which we are a part. 

About Alison Smith

Alison Smith is an artist and maker based in Leeds, UK. Smith creates lit sculptures and immersive, multi-sensory light installations using recycled materials, transformed through craft and textile processes. Alison often collaborates with scientists and technologists, creating pieces which explore natural forms or processes with a strong ecological narrative.  

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