Dead Bird Gets Arty Revival

A controversial artist who uses bits of seabird and rubbish in his exhibitions is launching a new show.

Bridport artist Michael Chappell opened his show a Bridport Arts Centre, South Street Bridport, this week featuring a dead seabird in a piece called From the Cradle to the Grave.

Old shoes, tyres, cigarette lighters and pieces of wood and metal are also being exhibited alongside his seaside paintings.

He has already faced criticism from local sculptor Len Wilshaw who last year compared his sculpture of a dead bird in a cage to Damien Hirst's famous dead cow, which won the Turner Prize.

M Chappell said he did not set out to cause controversy but simply used everything he found at the beach in his work.

The show will run on Tuesdays to Saturdays, starting on Tuesday 23rd april until Saturday 18th May from 10am to 4pm in the foyer and café galleries at the Bridport Art Centre in South Street. Admission Free.

Bridport News: 25th Apr 2002 13:39:00


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