This show is our eighth annual Unnatural Histories exhibition. This has become our flagship group-show in which artists are asked to create work depicting a mythical creature in their own style and medium, but inspired/influenced by more traditional natural history drawing, painting and sculpture. Artists are free to choose a subject from existing mythology, reference cryptozoology or create their very own creature. The texts that accompany each piece are penned by the artist.
Its glowing red eyes and giant wings spread across the night sky bring panic and distress to those who see it. It is said to predict catastrophe, and thought to be the only one of it’s kind: a solemn and solitary creature likened to the Angel of Death.
Despite being a herald of disaster, many are drawn to the Mothman, eager to catch a glimpse.