GroundWork Gallery in King’s Lynn will be opening its next exhibition on Friday, March 13.

Bugs, Beauty and Danger, will celebrate the power of insects at a time of increasing threat to many species. 

Eight international artists are set to display their work which will mainly feature bees, beetles, butterflies, locusts, flies and moths through drawings, paintings, film, etchings and photography.

The opening is to be performed by Paul Hetherington, director of  fundraising and communications at Buglife, a national conservation charity for invertebrates.

Representatives of the charity visited Lynn this week to discuss how the town and surrounding areas could become more bug friendly.

Buglife is looking to encourage B-Lines countrywide which are corridors of land planted with pollinator-friendly plants.

The charity is working with West Norfolk Council and Veronica Sekules of the Purfleet Street gallery to create a Lynn and West Norfolk B-Line.

The aim is for the B-Line to be a community project and involve schools, allotment holders, gardeners and anyone else interested with a fundraising campaign by Buglife.  

More details about the project will be announced at the exhibition launch.

On Sunday, April 5 from 2pm to 5pm the gallery will host an exhibition tour and study day for people who would like to volunteer to help the project.

Tickets for the workshop cost £5 and are free for under 18s. Contact mail@groundworkgallery.com for booking details.