‘Bee Free’ by artist Judit Prieto

Biodiversity Open Call Exhibition & Workshops

A Celebration of Biodiversity concludes with our Biodiversity and Climate Themed International Open Call Exhibition!

If you’ve been following us on social media you will have heard all about this. If you haven’t, please add us on Instagram and Facebook! We had many high-quality entries from all around the world and have now informed all artists of the judging outcomes. We will judge the six winners this weekend; that’s three in each category. The winners each get a small cash prize as follows:

18 and over category:

  • First prize = £50
  • Second prize = £25
  • Third prize = £15

Under 18 category:

  • First prize = £30
  • Second prize = £20
  • Third prize = £10

Our virtual exhibition opens on 1st April and can be accessed online from your device with an internet connection from anywhere in the world.

If you live in the East Midlands, you can visit the exhibition from 3rd April, with limited opening hours. Please check our opening times carefully and plan your visit accordingly. The exhibition is near the train station in Leicester City Centre, very easy to access via public transport. We don’t recommend or encourage driving to visit us.


Opening Times


01/04/2318:00 – 20:00Private View (By invitation only)
02/04/23Exhibition closed on Sunday
03/04/2313:30 – 16:30Open to the public
04/04/2313:30 – 16:30Open to the public
05/04/2313:30 – 16:30Open to the public
06/04/2313:30 – 16:30Open to the public
07/04/23Closed for public holiday
08/04/2314:00 – 18:00Open to the public
09/04/23Closed for public holiday
10/04/23Closed for public holiday
11/04/2313:30 – 16:30Open to the public
12/04/2313:30 – 16:30Open to the public
13/04/2313:30 – 16:30Open to the public
14/04/2313:30 – 16:30Open to the public
15/04/2316:00 – 23:00Closing Party with music from NFQ and live DJ’s – Everyone welcome (children until 8pm)

Elizabeth (Liz) will be on hand alongside Shama each day, to encourage you to get involved with our workshop activities and enjoy everything our exhibition has to offer. Here is a timetable of our workshop events:




03/04/23 Mushroom Monday! Make mini mushroom models in polymer clay.
04/04/23 Birodiversity BYOB! (Bring your own biros) Draw nature with us.
05/04/23 Folded Flocks Drawing with scissors and basic origami birds.
11/04/23 Creative Collaborative Collage Create a large group ecosystem collage with found and recycled materials.

The image in this blog is a sneak preview of some of the artwork we are exhibiting. This piece is the linocut titled ‘Bee Free’ by artist Judit Prieto. You can see more artwork appearing in the exhibition by following us on Instagram @insecta_collective.

We can’t wait to see you!

‘Bee Free’ by artist Judit Prieto
‘Bee Free’ by artist Judit Prieto