The Art of Climate Change
12 Jun 2006
On 3rd June a new exhibition, The Ship: The Art of Climate Change, will open at the Natural History Museum, London. The exhibition is the result of three scientific and artistic voyages to the Russian islands, collectively known as Svalbard.
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On 3rd June a new exhibition, The Ship: TheArt of Climate Change, will open at the Natural History Museum,
Artists onboard the ship included AntonyGormley, the Turner Prize laureate Rachel Whiteread and writer Ian McEwan. Eachpiece of writing, film and art is directly influenced by the 2003, 04 and 05voyages and all are based around the theme of our changing climate.
‘Articles on climate change appear almostdaily in the newspapers and on TV, so it appears that such issues are beyondour control,’ said Bergit Arends, Art Curator at the
In conjunction with the exhibition theStudent Summit 2006: Climate Change, a four-day conference aimed at improvingawareness and inspiring advocacy in young adults will take place. Sixteen toeighteen year olds will be invited to attend talks by speakers, including thegovernment’s chief scientific adviser, Sir David King, and Sir JonathonPorritt, programme director of Forum for the Future and chairman of theSustainable Development Commission alongside others.
The free exhibition opens on
3rd June to 3rd September 2006
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Left: David Buckland,
photographer and video artist, alongsidethe Noorderlicht
Photo: © Cape Farewell
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