What a great night we had last night! It was the launch of the Great British Bee Count and the grand unveiling of the exhibition curated by Friends of the Earth's Bee Ambassador Jo Wood.
After months of preparation, and a couple of weeks of chasing art work from all over the world, we couldn't be happier with how it all went down.
There was a special guest appearance by performance artist, Lucy, who was our 'solitary bee' for the night.
The exhibition is free and will run until 1 September - if you're in London, please do pop in to My Chelsea Hotel.
Anne Baudequin's 'In Praise of the Diversity of Bees'
Damien Venditti's 'White Tailed Bumble Bee'
Jo Mortimer's 'Busy Bee'
Jo admiring the artwork
Jo gets up close and personal with the bees
Exhibiting artists with Jo Wood (L-R: Ellen Wilkinson, Rebecca Coleman, Kath Edwards, Hannah Bruce, Jo Mortimer and Lea Stubberfield)
Our solitary bee, Lucy, announcing the winner of the raffle!
The exhibiting artists are Damien Venditti, Lea Stubberfield, Rebecca Coleman, Jo Mortimer, Peter Walters, Ellen Wilkinson, Anne Baudequin, Hannah Forward, Kate Osborne, Lindsay Plant, Matthew Peter, Sandra Roeken, Louise Stebbing, Hannah Bruce, Sam Salt and Barbara Storey.
Would you like to play your part? We are also working with artist Peter Walters on this limited edition charity print 'Bee Loved.' 50% of each sale will be donated to Friends of the Earth.
All photos c. Friends of the Earth