Farmer's Little Savages award nomination

22 January 2008

Tessa Farmer and her Little Savages have been nominated for the Times/The South Bank Show Breakthrough Award.

Little Savages. Fairy attacks fox. © Tessa Farmer/Parabola

Little Savages. Fairy attacks fox. © Tessa Farmer/Parabola

Tessa's art installation in the Central Hall of the Natural History Museum takes you into a miniature fantasy world of predatory creatures including bloodthirsty fairies attacking a fox and longhorned beetle.

Tessa worked with Museum scientists to investigate the predatory behaviours of spiders, bees and wasps. The display is part of the Museum's contemporary arts programme aiming to stimulate dialogue between science and the arts.

The Breakthrough Award honours top artistic talent in the UK and previous winners have been Ricky Gervais and Amy Winehouse.

You can still see Little Savages at the Museum but you will have to hurry as the installation ends Monday 28 January.

Join Tessa to explore her novel art installation and discuss the influence of science on her art in a free Nature Live event on Friday 25 January at 12.30.


The winner of the The Breakthrough Award is announced on 29 January.