Published: 14 February 2022

University of Surrey partners with Surrey Hills Arts, Surrey Wildlife Trust and local artists on community eco spaces project

The Arts Council funded pilot project will support wildlife and encourage biodiversity

The University of Surrey has partnered with Surrey Hills Arts, Surrey Wildlife Trust and local artists and ecologists on an Arts Council funded pilot project titled HABITAT – community eco spaces. The project aims to support wildlife by transforming urban landscapes through the introduction of sculptural habitats.

The University is providing a trial site to host the artist-created habitats, all of which aim to increase biodiversity and provide a restful space for staff, students and visitors. The area to be developed is on the south side of the Learning Centre, in front of Battersea Court.

As part of the project, students at the University will be encouraged to get involved with research, design, planting and monitoring of the redeveloped area. A photography workshop and competition will be organised, with three pieces being chosen to create photographic artwork on campus.

Other community groups to get involved in the project include Kings College, Watts Gallery and Zero Carbon Guildford.

To find out more about the project, please visit their website

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