Migration art project draws thousands of moths

Moth Migration Project.
The Moth Migration Project installed in Albuquerque, United States, will be coming to Bundaberg Regional Galleries next month.

Thousands of paper moths will migrate to Bundaberg Regional Galleries next month for an exhibition of epic proportions.

Bundaberg Regional Council's Community and Cultural Services portfolio spokesperson Cr Judy Peters said The Moth Migration Project was a crowd-sourced touring exhibition of hand printed, drawn and cut paper moths.

“Curator Hilary Lorenz invited people to create paper moths native to their area through social media,” Cr Peters said.

“The idea really took flight and a global network was born with a massive 15,000 submissions from 26 countries.”

The Moth Migration Project features thousands of hand-drawn paper moths.
The Moth Migration Project features thousands of hand-drawn paper moths from people all over the world.

Cr Peters said Bundaberg Regional Galleries was partnering with Gympie Regional Gallery to showcase concurrent exhibitions with a total of  8000 moths installed across both venues in May.

“It really will be a spectacular sight to witness,” Cr Peters said.

“Paper moths from all over the world will be delicately placed on the walls of the gallery, making for a truly amazing display.”

The Moth Migration Project will be at Bundaberg Regional Gallery from  2 May to 16 June.

An opening event will be held from 5.30pm Friday 3 May.

If you want to get involved in the moth making, Cr Peters said workshops and a mini tour would be held on Saturday, 4 May from 10am to 1pm at the gallery.

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