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The Sleeping Butterfly Exhibition

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 @ 10:30 am - Saturday, December 21, 2013 @ 4:30 pm



“The Butterfly Effect”

Local Artist launches challenge to voters with a room full of butterflies!

Local artist, Melanie Cutler, will be descending on Olney with a kaleidoscope of colourful butterflies in December. Visitors to the town will be treated to hundreds of butterflies taking over The Three Hares Gallery from the 4th to the 21rd of December.

Melanie has been painstakingly creating lifelike and life-size butterflies, painting and framing them. However, she is also a sculptor and the centre piece of the exhibition is a tree covered in hundreds of butterflies. They are a preview of a major installation she is launching next year to wake people up to the need to vote. Melanie said, “This exhibition will bring lots of vibrant colour to winter in Olney. All the framed butterflies are for sale but the exciting part of it for me is the sculpture. Many butterflies hibernate over the winter and each one on this tree represents someone who doesn’t vote at election time. Imagine if they all woke up at the same time and decided to do something about it. This is the butterfly effect!”

Melanie will also be at the gallery to answer questions about her paintings and the future installation on December 8th, between 2pm and 3pm.


Melanie Cutler is an artists based in Wellingborough. This is her first solo exhibition.

She works on canvas and with wood, ceramics and glass.

Melanie works with meticulous detail and the pieces in this exhibition are acrylic paint and ink.

More information on the future installation is available at www.votebutterfly.com

For further details Melanie can be contacted on 0745 088 5653

The Exhibition

An exhibition of delicately hand-painted butterflies by local artist Melanie King. Each butterfly is hand painted in acrylic and mounted in a specially made box frame individually or in groups. These life-like creatures have come together at the Gallery as a pre-cursor to a larger installation to be held at The Avenue Gallery, Northampton in 2014. The Sleeping Butterfly exhibition is part of a wider community engagement project by the artist.

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The Sleeping Butterfly Exhibition


Tuesday, December 3, 2013 @ 10:30 am
Saturday, December 21, 2013 @ 4:30 pm
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