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The Wild Escape

Featuring creative work by pupils from Bishop Eden’s Primary School, St Joseph’s RC Primary School and Newtonmore Primary School.  Schools worked with the High Life Highland Countryside Rangers, artist Claire Macdonald and the museum natural history collections to explore biodiversity and climate change.

The Wild Escape is a major project uniting hundreds of museums with schools and families in a celebration of UK wildlife and creativity.  The Wild Escape invites children to find a favourite animal in their local museum and create an artwork imagining its journey to a natural habitat.  A collective work of art that imagines a better future for the wildlife on our doorstep, launched online and in venues across the UK on 22 April, Earth Day 2023.

The Wild Escape is led by Art Fund alongside hundreds of museums, artists and environmentalists, in partnership with WWF, the RSPB, The National Trust and English Heritage.

26 March – 8 July 2023
Community Gallery

Wild Escape Family Trail

Aimed at pre-school – search for the wooden animals hidden in the display cases. They are all native, apart from one. Can you find it?

Until 8 July 2023
Throughout the Museum

The Wild Escape is made possible thanks to funding from Arts Council England’s National Lottery Project Grants, with additional support from Kusuma Trust, Foyle Foundation and a group of generous individuals and trusts.  It is administered in Scotland through Museums Galleries Scotland. #TheWildEscape #WorldEarthDay