Darwin's Canopy: Winning Artist Revealed

By Lindsey Last edited 119 months ago
Darwin's Canopy: Winning Artist Revealed

The artwork that will adorn the ceiling of the first gallery at the Natural History Museum is a tree. Not, I'm afraid, the one we were bigging up the day after the launch of Darwin 200. But a tree nonetheless.

A "17 metre-long permanent installation" of a tree, "cut lengthways to include the roots, trunk and branches."


Artist Tania Kovats' concept was selected by judges from 10 proposals and will be unveiled on what would have been Darwin's 200th birthday, 12 February 2009.

Image courtesy of the Natural History Museum.

Last Updated 17 June 2008


I went to have a nosy on Saturday, only to have my low opinion of modern art further undermined. Gladly the judges seem to have made a rather safe, conservative choice, though this means that the result is somewhat uninspiring.