Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Nexhibition: 'The Neckmanns of Giraffe World' at University of Durham Botanic Garden

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The Botanic Garden in Durham is currently hosting a 'nexhibition' of my Giraffe World characters, the Neckmann family,  (10th May to 8th June).

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 The Neckmanns of Giraffe World Exhibition by North East Artist Ingrid Sylvestre at University of Durham Botanic Garden featuring her characters the Neckmanns in their World Artwork and Stories by Ingrid Sylvestre UK Artist & Writer
The story telling and activity session in the glass houses on 12th June was great fun, and a good time was had by all!

The exhibition is in the Visitors' Centre Cafe, where you can relax with refreshments and tasty food. (I highly recommend the smoked salmon and cream cheese sandwiches!!)




Below are some of the illustrations exhibited.

The Neckmann Giraffe Family party outside Necky Knoll House - The Neckmanns of Giraffe World Exhibition by North East Artist Ingrid Sylvestre at University of Durham Botanic Garden featuring her characters the Neckmanns in their World Artwork and Stories by Ingrid Sylvestre UK Artist & Writer
The Neckmann Family party outside Necky Knoll House - Ingrid Sylvestre Giraffe Artist, creator of Raph's Ramblings

The family party outside Necky Knoll House
Rah G Neckmann the giraffe looks at planet Earth through his telescope from Giraffe World in Camelopardalis Constellation The Neckmanns of Giraffe World Exhibition by North East Artist Ingrid Sylvestre at University of Durham Botanic Garden featuring her characters the Neckmanns in their World Artwork and Stories by Ingrid Sylvestre UK Artist & Writer
Raph G. Neckmann  looks at planet Earth through his telescope from Giraffe World in Camelopardalis Constellation.
Necky Becky and LIttl' Nicky at the Secret Portal behind the Intergalactic Cacti The Neckmanns of Giraffe World Exhibition by North East Artist Ingrid Sylvestre at University of Durham Botanic Garden featuring her characters the Neckmanns in their World Artwork and Stories by Ingrid Sylvestre UK Artist & Writer
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Necky Becky and her brother Littl' Nicky arrive at the Secret Portal behind the Intergalactic Cacti on planet Earth!

Between the worlds the Giraffe World bus and rowing boat approach Planet Earth The Neckmanns of Giraffe World Exhibition by North East Artist Ingrid Sylvestre at University of Durham Botanic Garden featuring her characters the Neckmanns in their World Artwork and Stories by Ingrid Sylvestre UK Artist & Writer

Between the worlds - the Giraffe World bus and rowing boat.

In the Giraffe Forest the Bus approaches The Neckmanns of Giraffe World Exhibition by North East Artist Ingrid Sylvestre at University of Durham Botanic Garden featuring her characters the Neckmanns in their World Artwork and Stories by Ingrid Sylvestre UK Artist & Writer

The Forest Road
Narcissus sylvestris ssp. giraffodil The Neckmanns of Giraffe World Exhibition by North East Artist Ingrid Sylvestre at University of Durham Botanic Garden featuring her characters the Neckmanns in their World Artwork and Stories by Ingrid Sylvestre UK Artist & Writer
Narcissus sylvestris ssp. giraffodil - Ingrid Sylvestre Durham North East Artist
Narcissus sylvestris ssp giraffodil


Neckelchester Village The Neckmanns of Giraffe World Exhibition by North East Artist Ingrid Sylvestre at University of Durham Botanic Garden featuring her characters the Neckmanns in their World Artwork and Stories by Ingrid Sylvestre UK Artist & Writer
Neckelchester Village

Underwater Adventure Captain Gurgle's Tea Shanty The Neckmanns of Giraffe World Exhibition by North East Artist Ingrid Sylvestre at University of Durham Botanic Garden featuring her characters the Neckmanns in their World Artwork and Stories by Ingrid Sylvestre UK Artist & Writer
Underwater Adventure

6 comments:

Malyss said...

Oh, what a magic world, so colorful and poetic!I like to discover your universe, what a sweet planet!

Phoenix C. said...

Thank you Malyss! The Neckmann family love their home and are always glad when people enjoy their visits! :)

RuneE said...

Malyss was as always right - magic is the word!

Darn, The North Sea is too large to swim, especially for us short-necks ...

Good luck with the exhibition!

Phoenix C. said...

RuneE thank you! Maybe you could find a secret portal from Norway to the Botanic Garden in Durham :)

Anna said...

If only Durham were nearer as I'm sure that your work is even more impressive seen at first hand. I will be looking for Narcissus sylvestris ssp giraffodil in the bulb catalogues later this year :)

Phoenix C. said...

Let me know if you find any, Anna! :)