RAMM Exhibition: The Lost Words

Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Queen Street, EXETER, Devon, EX4 3RX

Tel: 01392 265858

RAMM Exhibition: The Lost Words

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The Lost Words is a unique collaborative project between writer Robert Macfarlane and artist Jackie Morris. Taking the form of both an exhibition and a book published by Hamish Hamilton, The Lost Words celebrates the relationship between language and the living world, and of nature’s power to spark the imagination.

Nature seems increasingly to be retreating from our children's stories and imaginations. 'Hashtag' was declared the UK Children's Word for 2015. A 2016 survey of primary school children in the UK found eight-year-olds more able to identify species of Pokemon than species of common UK wildlife. Technology is wondrous – but so is nature.

In response to this widening gulf between childhood and the natural world, The Lost Words seeks to conjure that vanishing wildness back into existence through images and writing.

Robert Macfarlane has created a series of spell-poems - one for each lost word - while Jackie Morris, inspired by her lifelong passion for Britain’s landscapes and wildlife, has painted beautiful watercolours and used gold leaf to take the viewer on a journey that makes the familiar magical once more. As Jackie says, “I want The Lost Words to delight the mind and the eye and send children to sleep dreaming of wild things.”

A touring exhibition organised by Compton Verney with Hamish Hamilton and Penguin Books.

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Adult£6.00 per ticket
Concession£4.00 per ticket

16 and under free, Art Fund £3
Tickets are available online or from the Royal Albert Memorial Museum reception in person or by phone using a credit or debit card on 01392 265858 during opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm.

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The Lost Words (19 Oct 2019 - 12 Jan 2020)

* Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm. Closed Mondays and Bank Holidays.

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