Cape Farewell

Wednesday 14th October 2020 11:00AM – 12:00PM
Location/Venue: Online Only

In conjunction with the Art Society of Sidmouth

Cape Farewell: a talk with David Buckland

What does culture have to do with climate change? Everything! Climate change is a reality. Caused by us all, it is a cultural, social and economic problem and we must move beyond scientific debate. Cape Farewell is committed to the notion that artists can engage the public in this issue, through creative insight and vision. David Buckland will explore how artists like Ackroyd and Harvey, Gormley, Buckland, Ian McEwan, Jonathan Dove, Jarvis Cocker, the Siren Poets have tackled this subject. He will also highlight Cape Farewell’s most recent project questioning ecology, farm and food production and algae pollution on the Frome River and Poole Bay.

David Buckland has an international arts career covering five decades. He created the Cape Farewell foundation twenty years ago to address the climate challenge through art. This has led to 9 expeditions to the High Arctic working with over 400 artists and 50 climate scientists. Cape Farewell is based in Dorset at an evolving artists residency. The complete archive of Cape Farewell is being taken by the Nevada Museum of Art and will be available to everyone, physically and on-line. Is environmental art the new art-form?

The event is free but to attend it you will need to register via Eventbrite using your name and email by clicking the ‘Book now’ button above.  Access link to Zoom will be provided once you have completed the registration.