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Driggsby, a Whale’s Tale


Project Partner: Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery Trust

Artform: Visual Art

Funders: The National Lottery Heritage Fund

Participants: Early years school children from across Cumbria.

Whale Tales is a research, engagement and participation programme focussing on a juvenile Fin Whale, Driggsby, which is on display at Tullie House and the environmental issues behind his demise.

Driggsby is a juvenile fin whale washed up on Drigg beach in 2014. Driggsby is thought to have died due to plastic ingestion, through high plastic concentration in her mother’s milk.

The children visited Tullie House, taken part in beach cleans, created artwork and personal responses to the environmental aspects of Drigsby’s story, written and illustrated a book and displayed work in a large-scale exhibition at Tullie House.

The exhibition of all the work was at Tullie House in the Main Gallery from May to September 2021.

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