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2020Vision street art exhibition in Swadlincote opens

  • 24 March 2013
  • From the section England
The National Forest
Image caption This shot was taken in the National Forest at Beacon Hill Country Park, Leicestershire, by Ross Hoddinott
Bluebells in Hampshire
Image caption Other work featured is this image of bluebells taken in Hampshire by photographer Guy Edwards
Gannet displaying on the Firth of Forth in Scotland
Image caption The exhibition also features shots of wildlife, this shot shows a gannet on the Firth of Forth in Scotland

A street art exhibition featuring more than 100 nature and wildlife images has opened in Derbyshire.

2020Vision features the work of 20 wildlife photographers, who worked over a period of 20 months taking images in 20 locations across the UK.

Swadlincote is hosting the outdoor exhibition, which is about capturing the spirit of regeneration.

The National Forest, which covers the area, was one of the locations chosen as a subject.

Chief executive Sophie Churchill said: "I think people are quite moved to see this exceptional project here in Swadlincote.

"To see shoppers and workers pause and look at these breathtaking pictures, and take a moment to place the forest alongside places such as Kinder Scout and the Cairngorms is what we wanted to achieve."

The National Forest covers an area of 200 sq miles (320km) in Leicestershire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire.

The exhibition runs until 7 April, before moving to nearby Calke Abbey on the 10 April.

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