ANIMATION, Instagram and origami, lichen to landscapes, woodland cookery and coastlines, birdsong, printmaking, letterpress, musical saws and more.

Isle of Wight musicians and artists are using multi-media means together with natural world inspiration to help Hullabaloo bring the Isle of Wight Biosphere and Sandown Bay into bright virtual life for audiences at home.

Hullabaloo, the Island’s kaleidoscopic celebration of discovery and exploration, science and art, has gone virtual for 2020.

Join in from Friday, June 19, to Sunday, June 21, for a whole weekend of Hullabaloo, at

Composition The Bay Air is a collaboration between double-bass player and composer Jon Thorne and singer/songwriter Paul Armfield.

Inspired by and missing this year’s Bay’s annual Dawn Chorus walk, both musicians have been up with the larks through lockdown recording natural soundscapes in different locations.

The Bay Air will bring Eastern Yar’s Dawn Chorus walk to life for us all, both here in the Biosphere and beyond – listen out for Jon and Paul on the website and through the Hullabaloo at Home weekend.

Lucia’s Magical Woods is a series of short videos and live streams for kids and the young at heart by Lucia Para. The series includes recipes, stories and craft activities all with a woodland theme. Lucia will be recording all from her magical kitchen and art studio…. with the help of some unusual chefs.

Colourbaloo is an interactive online art project by Julie Hutchison, featuring colouring-in designs drawn from the Bay’s natural landscapes. One hundred participants have been sent images to print off, colour-in/collage and go wild with.

Once the images are coloured in and photos taken and collected, each will be uploaded to form an interactive web gallery.

Laura Hathaway has created an Instagram account (lh_artist_hullabaloo_at_home) to document her walks around the Sandown Bay area, collecting natural materials from lichen to leaf forms.

Each of Laura’s finds will be recorded then pressed and processed and a collection of cyanotopes produced which capture her own experience of the Bay environment.

Sandown Bay artist Teresa Grimaldi has created an experimental short animation, using stop frame. This lo-fi animation has been made with use of collage, puppets, objects and local photographic backdrops and features the animated character of the Beachcomber or longshoreman, taken from Henry Holiday's Illustration of the Bellman from Lewis Carrol's 'Hunting of the Snark'.

Get folding with Quay Arts Gallery educator and artist Ian Whitmore as he expertly guides people to hand craft, decorate and mount a series of biosphere butterflies.

Ian will be showing the Hullabaloo at Home audience how to make some of the Island’s most fascinating species, their habitats and their food sources. Ian’s providing origami worksheets, materials/tool checklists and examples for inspiration on the Hullabaloo website.

Sandown Bay graphic designer Claire Speight is creating a hand-bound book filled with letterpress, drawn illustrations and printmaking, all recording her daily journeys through The Willow Walk nature trail. The images that make up the book will be digitally scanned and uploaded so participants can download and make their own.