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28 August - 26 September


An exhibition of artworks by Marcus Vergette at the Custom House. A celebration of biodiversity and an invitation to re-consider the value of the natural world. 

Through mapping and measuring some of the interdependencies in the natural world, Devon-based artist Marcus Vergette invites us to tune in to different perspectives, scales and timelines and acknowledge how all organisms in an ecosystem depend upon each other. 

His bell sculptures, printed works and hand drawn maps playfully remind us to pay attention to natural forces – the sea, weather, disease, migration – and to what happens when finely tuned relationships in nature are out of kilter.

The exhibition will include a new bell sculpture Stone Carillon created during lockdown, comprising playable marble bells hung on an ash wood frame hewn from ash trees suffering from ash dieback. It will also feature curated items from the Custom House's historic collection and sapling native broad leaf trees by kind permission of Devon Wildlife Trust.

Image: artist Marcus Vergette installing a Time & Tide bell

For more information on the exhibition and Honeyscribe’s work



Book in advance to confirm your place. Drop in available where capacity allows.


Restricted capacity visits 
Tuesdays & Thursdays (10am-11am) 
For vulnerable individuals or anyone preferring to visit the exhibition in limited numbers to support socially distanced access. Masks will be compulsory during these times unless you are exempt for medical reasons and the building will be limited to 12 visitors in total.  


Sunday 5,12, 19, 26 September: Look, Draw, Notice
Sunday morning (10-11am) creative workshops for families with facilitated visits to the exhibition. 


Saturday 11 September: Under the microscope
Micrographia Robert Hooke's celebrated 17th century book on microscopy will be on temporary display, by kind permission of the Dean and Chapter, Exeter Cathedral. Artist Marcus Vergette will be joined by Dr Felicity Henderson and ecologist Rob Wolton to discuss the importance of looking at different scales. Master printmaker Simon Marsh will demonstrate letterpress printing. Part of Heritage Open Days

Wednesday 15 September: Late opening
The exhibition will stay open into the evening to coincide with the Quay Words event in the Transit Shed, with Marcus Vergette joining poet and musician Anthony Joseph. The Stone Carillon marble bell sculpture will be played at intervals throughout the evening. 

Friday 24 September: Late opening 
The exhibition will stay open into the evening, with DJ Dr John Sealey creating a musical soundscape and moth-focussed activity with Art & Energy as part of their Moths to a Flame project.

Saturday 25 September: Moths to a Flame
Art & Energy's temporary moth installation and moth-focussed making activity continues throughout the day.

All events are bookable in advance, plus drop in where capacity allows. 

Prices & Booking

Free admission

28 Aug - 26 Sept

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Important Information

For school, student and community group bookings and for latest covid-safe information please contact Exeter Custom House