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Sunday Spot: Make a Bug Hotel
Sun 24 Sep 2023
Past event

A small child wearing yellow holds a magnifying glass to their face. They are looking at a wooden structure with sticks and leaves in it.

Sunday Spot with Shona Coyne, 2023. South London Gallery

Join us for Sunday Spot, a free monthly make and play workshop designed for families. Led by an artist and supported by the SLG’s Art and Play Team, these workshops are experimental, exploratory and really fun.

On 24 September, artist Shona Coyne will lead a creative workshop  for children aged 5–12 years with their parents and carers.

Learn how to build a mini bug hotel to hang in your own garden/ outdoor spaces or in the gallery garden. By making safe shelters for many different wildlife, we will learn how to encourage biodiversity in our outdoor spaces. Insects are essential for a garden to bloom, vital for pollination, soil health and food for birds and other animals; they benefit the natural ecosystem. All materials and tools are provided, we will be reusing and repurposing natural materials.

Shona designed the SLG’s Garden Trail, looking at fun ways for younger people to enjoy our outdoor, green spaces.

All materials provided, no booking required.


Sunday Spot is a programme of free workshops that take place on the last Sunday of the month. Sessions are self-directed and designed for families with children aged 5-12 years old. The space is supported by the SLG’s Art and Play team.


Our monthly Sunday workshops are moving to Saturday next month. From October 2023, join us for free make and play sessions led by artists on the last Saturday of every month. Visit our website’s What’s On page to see upcoming events or sign up to our mailing list to be the first to find out when dates are announced.


The room is likely to be noisy.
The activity is not seated. Chairs are available upon request.
Ear plugs, ear defenders, magnifying glasses and wheelchairs are all available.


The workshop is free and drop-in any time from 2-4pm. No booking required. Places are available on a first come, first served basis.


Shona Coyne is an artist working with photography & collage who draws inspiration from the natural world and our connection to it. She mixes the shapes, textures & colours of flowers and leaves within her digital images. Through her art, she seeks to inspire others to connect with nature and develop a deeper understanding of our place within it.

Areas of work include illustration, art direction, editorial design, bespoke typography & creative workshops.


We are able to keep our family workshops free thanks to the generous support of many individuals and organisations. Help us to keep our education programme free for all by donating what you can today. Donate online, become a member or Patron or purchase something in our shop during your visit to show your support. All donations, large or small, will make a genuine difference!