12 August 2021
Watch: Naturally Brilliant Colour virtual tour
Go on a virtual gallery tour of our extraordinary exhibition, Naturally Brilliant Colour.
Our incredible exhibition, Naturally Brilliant Colour, explores and celebrates the spectacular shades of the natural world.
Displayed in our Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art, the exhibition showcases Pure Structural Colour, the boldest, brightest colour on Earth.
These dazzling hues are created in nature by sunlight reflecting off microscopic structures in the surface layers of some plants and animals.
Think of the iridescent blue-greens on butterfly wings and hummingbirds.
For the first time in history, Pure Structural Colour has been recreated by humans.
Artist and scientist Andrew Parker and the scientific researchers at Lifescaped have reproduced the colour artificially using cutting-edge technology.
Join Andrew on this virtual tour to find out more and experience colour like never before.