Guided tour of Natural Selection with Chelsea Pettitt

29 Oct 2017

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14:00 – 14:45

Cost of entry

Free (booking required)

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Former Newington Library

England, United Kingdom

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Father and son Peter and Andy Holden explore why birds build nests, why people steal eggs and why the bowerbird puzzled Charles Darwin in the exhibition 'Natural Selection'.

As part of a series of tours – including by Bill OddieRichard Wentworthand Andy Holden – Chelsea Pettitt gives a guided walkthrough of the exhibition.

Free (booking required)


Chelsea Pettitt is Head of Partnerships at Wysing Arts Centre

She leads the East Contemporary Visual Arts Network (ECVAN) and their three-year project New Geographies consisting of ten new commissions across the East of England, as well as the Syllabus programme, an alternative learning programme for ten artists annually which Andy Holden was the first artist to lead. 

After majoring in Art and Anthropology at Goldsmiths, University of London, Chelsea worked at the Hayward Gallery at Southbank Centre and Hayward Touring, where she organised tours of exhibitions across the UK, leading on major collaborative projects including The Universal Addressability of Dumb Things (2013) curated by Mark Leckey, Art from Elsewhere (2014-15) which was supported by the Art Fund and British Art Show 8 in collaboration with nine venues across four cities.

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James Lingwood

Phoebe Roberts

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Andy Holden

Peter Holden

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