Our UNESCO Biosphere’s insect and invertebrate life is being celebrated at a new exhibition at the Hodgson Loom Gallery.
The ‘Manx Invertebrates and Insectmania’ exhibition opened at the weekend and runs until 28th January 2023.
Artists were invited to submit miniature (no bigger than 15cms x 15cms) and macro work.
Some 141 drawings, paintings, sculptures and crafted exhibits are on show, inspired by invertebrates found on and in the waters of the Isle of Man and their habitats. Many of the exhibits are for sale.
These often forgotten creatures provide essential ecosystem services including pollination and nutrient recycling and many are intrinsically beautiful, while others have evolved to have weird and wonderful strategies to cope with life and enable them to reproduce.
The Hodgson Loom Gallery is part of the historic Laxey Woollen Mills, a UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man Partner.
The gallery is open from Monday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm, and admission is free.