View Lodge’s impressive wildlife works at Surrey Heath Museum

An impressive collection of wildlife works created by the accomplished local naturalist and artist, George Edward Lodge, will be on display at Surrey Heath Museum until 14 March 2015.

The exhibition, which features unique images, paintings and taxidermy of birds, insects, animals and more, is in conjunction with the George Edward Lodge Trust, whose aim is to preserve and publicise Lodge’s diverse work as an artist, naturalist, ornithologist and taxidermist.

As part of the exhibition, George Edward Lodge Trust Chairman, Brian Bird, will give a talk on the works of Lodge on 13 March 2015 from 6pm-8pm in the Museum’s exhibition gallery.

Surrey Heath Museum curator, Gillian Barnes-Riding, said: “We’re delighted to be celebrating the work of such a unique artist at Surrey Heath Museum, while offering visitors a glimpse to the special creative talents George Edward Lodge had during his lifetime.

“It’s great to think that such an inspiring artist lived within the borough and that we are able to showcase his work.”

The work of George Edward Lodge – who died in 1954 at the age of 93, having lived in Camberley from the 1920s in Hawk House on Upper Park Road – forms a wider programme of upcoming events at Surrey Heath Museum. The Museum has recently reopened to the public after its winter closure, following works carried out on its storage area.

Upcoming events include your little ones being able to enjoy the Meet the Woodland Animals event which includes a half-term woodland quiz and getting stuck in with a taxidermy handling activity at the Museum from 18 February to 21 February at 11am to 5pm each day.

If you’re also looking to keep your children occupied during half-term, then you can take them to the Museum for a free fun-filled day of craft activities on Saturday, 28 February from 10.30am to 12pm.

For more information on events at Surrey Heath Museum, contact Gill Barnes-Riding, by phone, on: 01276 707284 (Wed to Fri), or 07598 193223, or email: museum@surreyheath.gov.uk.

You can also keep up to date with Museum events and activities at www.surreyheath.gov.uk/museum.

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