Gunnersbury Park & Museum is going wild in 2023! We're taking part in The Wild Escape, a nationwide project uniting hundreds of museums, schools and families to find nature in museums.
Led by national art charity Art Fund with support from Arts Council England, hundreds of museums, galleries and historic houses are coming together for the largest ever collaboration between UK museums. Taking place from January to July 2023, The Wild Escape invites children to find a favourite animal in their local museum and create an artwork imagining its ‘escape’ back to its natural habitat.
The pictures and stories children create will be brought together by the Art Fund in a collective work of art that imagines a better future for the wildlife on our doorstep, launched online and in museums on Earth Day 2023 (Saturday 22nd April).
The Wild Escape is an opportunity to join the urgent conversation about the climate crisis and biodiversity loss and look for positive solutions, in partnership with leading environmental charities the RSPB and WWF and cultural organisations National Trust and English Heritage.
The Wild Escape is inspired by Wild Isles, a landmark BBC series presented by Sir David Attenborough exploring the flora and fauna of the UK.