from our friends at Art & Energy:
Creative challenge for groups to help build artwork calling for urgent action on climate change this September.
20,000 hand-crafted moths will be used to create an immersive display for COP26, the UN climate change conference. Made by people all over the world, the moths will represent a creative call for urgent action on climate change.
As visitors walk through the installation at Glasgow Botanic Gardens, they will hear whispers of hope and encouragement for a green energy future recorded by people who want their voices to be heard.
‘Moths to a Flame’ is run by the Devon-based Art and Energy Collective in partnership with Plymouth Energy Community and is supported by crowdfunding and Arts Council England. Participants across the South West, nationally and internationally are creating moths and recording their messages as part of the project.
Almost 7000 moths have been made so far by groups from Devon to Australia, and people are invited to create their own moths to be part of the installation.
This September – Please invite your friends, family, neighbours, colleagues, local school or community to make a moth and share their message for the Moths to a Flame project.
To make a moth for the installation, all you will need is a milk bottle, a marker pen and a pair of scissors, plus a downloadable template if you want it! It takes between 10 and 45 minutes to make a moth and is a great social activity. You can see filmed instructions here.