Virtual Exhibition - The Big Draw 2020: A Climate of Change

Online Event, Nottingham

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The Miner2Major Festival Bunting and The Big Draw Exhibition

Inspire: Culture, Learning and Libraries is a proud delivery partner on a Landscape Partnership scheme called Miner2Major. The scheme, supported by a grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, encourages local communities to get involved in projects that celebrate the diverse wildlife, important habitats and rich heritage of Sherwood Forest.

Artist Jess Kemp, whose work is featured here and who facilitated communities across the Miner2Major area to learn about Sherwood’s nature and
heritage through collectively making festival bunting sadly passed away in

This exhibition and the bunting that will fly joyfully at festivals for many years to come is in memory of Jess, her kindness, her friendship and her talent.

Groups across the Miner2Major area joined in with The Big Draw 2020: A Climate of Change by working with Jess to collectively create metres of silk painted festival bunting. Every flag we have received is a hand painted artwork from the community exploring the 8 themes of the Miner2Major scheme:

  • Better Habitats
  • Saving Sherwood’s Special Species
  • Sherwood’s Landscape of Trees and Hedges
  • Connecting Trails
  • The Veiled Landscape
  • Heritage Buildings
  • Century of Change
  • People of Sherwood

The bunting triangles will be on display at Inspire library galleries and go on to appear at Miner2Major festivals and events from summer 2022 onwards:

Go on a Virtual Visit!

We wanted to give you the opportunity to go on a virtual visit, by displaying parts of the project here online! We hope you enjoy looking at the images and video that tell our Big Draw 2020 story. 

Thank you to everyone who joined in with our competition to design a bunting flag. 

Here are the winning designs.

Please take a look - and see if you can find yours!

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This is a virtual visit!

Anyone can take a look.