BTO/SWLA Artists out to Africa
In January 2014, the BTO's Head of International Research - Dr Phil Atkinson - accompanied four SWLA member artists to Senegal. Working in country over a period of 10 days, the artists had the opportunity to develop a portfolio of work that conveyed a real sense of the birds and the landscapes upon which they depend. The trip was part of the Flight Lines project, examining migrant birds the issues that they face and the research being done.
The project was made possible because of the generous legacy left by Penny Hollow, part of which has been used to support the African trip, work at stopover sites in Northern Italy (used by some UK Cuckoos) and work within the UK.