Pandamonium gives artistic support to WWF at The Lightbox in Woking

By Culture24 Repoter | 08 May 2013

Exhibition preview: Pandamonium: The Lightbox, Woking, May 24 – June 26 2013

A photo of a series of sculpted pandas
© Kulbir Thandi, WWF-UK
Bad punning aside, the premise behind these bear-faced artworks, ranging from sculptures to new spins on classic panda collection boxes, is an admirable one – commissioned in support of the World Wildlife Fund, it coincides with the conservation charity’s relocation to Woking.

Sue Timney, the president of the British Institute of Interior Design, and Jason Bruges, an interactive designer who’s exhibited to international acclaim, see their works (standing here alongside Andy Warhol pieces) as an attempt to articulate environmental challenges through art.

“The collection captures both the beauty and the fragility of the natural world,” explains the Fund’s Georgina Bridges.

“Each piece reflects our global conservation work, interpreted by leading contemporary minds from the art, fashion and design world.

“It’s an exciting fusion of art and nature, and a creative glimpse into who we are and what we do.”

  • Open 10.30am-5pm (11am-5pm Sunday, closed Monday). Admission free. Follow the gallery on Twitter @TheLightbox.

More pictures:

A photo of a woman in a colourful fashion dress and elaborate hat
© Jim Naughten, WWF-UK
A photo of a series of sculpted pandas
© Kulbir Thandi, WWF-UK
A photo of a series of sculpted pandas
© Kulbir Thandi, WWF-UK
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