Natural Selection


Andy Holden & Peter Holden: Natural Selection
8 June – 2 Sept 2018
Leeds Art Gallery

Natural Selection marks the culmination of a five-year collaboration between artist Andy Holden and his father, the ornithologist Peter Holden. Follow their journey through the lives of birds, from the building of nests to the collecting of eggs. 

Featuring objects, sculptures, videos and animation, the exhibition celebrates the diversity of natural forms and different ways of looking. An artistic exploration of social history, aesthetics and communication, as well as natural history.

Image: 
Andy Holden & Peter Holden, Natural Selection, 2017. An Artangel commission. Photo by Marcus J. Leith 

Caption: 
Untitled (Bower), 2017 by Andy Holden, a recreation of a Bowerbird’s bower, with a view of the film A Natural History of Nest Building, Andy Holden & Peter Holden, 2017, through it.