Millfield’s Atkinson Gallery and climate change charity Cape Farewell have curated an exhibition promoting changes in cultural attitudes.
Cape Farewell aims to change the way people think about our climate, and to widely communicate, educate and inspire action on the need for urgent and achievable change. The organisation has coordinated eight expeditions with artists and scientists to the High Arctic to undertake action-based research. Their work results in artworks across all media promoting the impact of climate change. Cape Farewell's ninth expedition is taking place in August 2023 to the Marshall Islands.
The exhibition, ‘Cape Farewell: Art & Climate Change’, will offer a unique, visual perspective on climate change through fine art, poetry, music, dance, film and photography. The collaboration links seamlessly to Millfield’s Brilliance Curriculum which is focused on forming cross-curricular links between subjects to aid greater understanding.
As part of the exhibition, Millfield students will have the opportunity to attend onsite lectures with influential guests including oceanographer Dr. Simon Boxall, award-winning poet Helen Moore, renowned choreographer Dame Siobhan Davies, and Cape Farewell's founder, David Buckland.
Director of the Atkinson Gallery, India Meakin, said, “It’s an honour to be collaborating with Cape Farewell. Our aim with this exhibition is to provide a unique visual perspective on climate change and an opportunity for everyone to engage and learn more about this pressing global issue. This exhibition enriches students' understanding and makes it accessible for all.”
‘Cape Farewell: Art & Climate Change’, will run from Monday 11 September to Wednesday 11 October 2023. Admission is free of charge, the gallery is open 9.30am-5pm, Monday to Thursday. Booking is preferred, please click here.