City Arts Hosts • Exhibition

Illuminating Endangered Creatures in Silk

Dates of event: 9 Nov 2022 - 23 Nov 2022 Mon - Thur, Daily Opening Time: 10:00am - Daily Closing Time: 5:00pm

Venue Address: The Window Gallery, City Arts, 11-13 Hockley, Nottingham, NG1 1FH

Silk painting of a red panda on a branch

An exhibition of painted silks by Nottingham artist Lia Fox-Griffiths.

The silks are designed to raise awareness of vulnerable and endangered species. They highlight the importance of conservation. Each species is show in its natural environment. Animals including the Green Turtle and Iberian Lynx feature on the silks. They were chosen for their appearance on lists of endangered species produced by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, World Wildlife Fund and RSPB.

Silk painting of a bird sitting on a branch
Silk painting of panglion

The textiles are decorated using Batik, a wax-resist dyeing method. Areas of fabric are coated in wax, stopping colour from penetrating.

This project is funded by Arts Council England. Lia would like to thank Donna and Jake for their help with the project, and City Arts for presenting the work and platforming young artists.

About the artist

Lia Fox-Griffiths is a Nottingham-based artist. She learnt the Batik technique from Kinetika, an internationally renowned company specialising in large-scale hand-painted silks.

Whilst consulting for her project, Lia ran workshops for groups including the MS Society, People Express and Refugee Futures.