Over 20 London-based artists and designers are represented in this exhibition with a broad range of techniques including prints, painting and sculpture. Some celebrating the local wildlife with naturalistic representation, such as Kate Broughton's 'British Garden Birds' prints, others cartoonish or surreal, like the Crocodile by Animaux Circus.
A couple of the most interesting works reflected on the use of animals in sport. Darren Hayman's series, 'Walthamstow Stadium Heroes', showed retired greyhounds who had previously been stars, at the (now closed) Walthamstow Stadium, resting, looking a little worn out from their former occupation. Their racing statistics are listed next to them. The title of the series is celebratory, but there is certainly an air of melancholy as their finest moments are now past. The idea for Jason Hawkridge's painting of a large, idealised horse, enhanced by machinery, came after he heard that steroids had been used in a Dubai stables to make racing horses go faster. This painting of a cyborg-horse questions how far such interventions into nature could go.