Sensing Nature Open Call

Sensing Nature Open Call

The Babylon Young Associates are creating a multi-sensory exhibition inspired by how we experience nature through our senses, as part of our National Lottery funded programme, Inspired by Nature. The exhibition will be an immersive experience, engaging all of our senses to consider our relationship with the natural world. 

We invite you to try one (or all!) of our Sensing Nature Challenges. We’re interested to find out what nature means to you, and to hear about your personal stories and connections to the Fenland landscape. We are looking for submissions in a range of styles and techniques, as well as work from all ages and experience levels. 

The Babylon Young Associates will select artworks to be exhibited in the Sensing Nature exhibition that will run from 28 February-24 March 2024. Everyone who takes part in a challenge will also have their work showcased in a virtual gallery for the duration of the Inspired by Nature exhibition. 

The Sensing Nature Challenges


Share an audio recording of your personal stories or experiences with nature, or record the sounds of the natural world around you (think wildlife, weather, the crunching of leaves…).

Maximum length – 2 minutes. 


Create a tactile artwork, made to be touched, inspired by the natural world. Think textiles, ceramic, or something made using natural materials. 

Maximum height – 1 metre.


Draw your experience of nature – it could be abstract or observational, or even a tree rubbing. You might a range of materials - think charcoal, crayons, a mix of materials, or create something digitally using a smartphone or tablet.

Maximum size – A3.

How to apply

Please read our submission guidelines that outline everything you need to know to apply. 

Send your submissions to by Friday 1 December 2023


Click here for Sensing Nature Challenge Guidelines.

Click here for the Entry Form.


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