A group of artists will highlight their concerns about climate change through an exhibition of paintings and sculpture. The show, which opens on World Environment Day on the 5th June, highlights that it is possible for us all to make small changes, starting with the artists themselves. The work by the five featured artists range from sculpture and wall mounted pieces using reclaimed materials to paintings capturing the changing seasons and together present a powerful message regarding climate change through art. The exhibition runs until the 16th July.
Louise Balaam exhibits a range of semi-abstract paintings inspired by an emotional response to the natural world.
'Spring, summer, autumn, winter and spring' by Rosemary Bassett is a series of collage paintings based on the changing seasons.
Fanny Lam Christie's Work explores our relationship with nature and our responses to the changes in the landscape and environment influenced by human activity.
Yvonne MacDougal, whose paintings are framed using reclaimed wood, capture the changes that have occurred during the first few seasons of 2008.
Andy McIntosh current approach to art is an exploration of the 'readymade' featuring materials found in scrap yards and skips that are assembled and presented in a way that encourages the onlooker to think about them in a completely different way.
Supported by
The idea behind the exhibition and the message that the show hopes to raise is supported by the coalition Stop Climate Chaos Scotland. SCCS is the Scottish arm of a large, broad coalition that aims to create a popular public mandate for political action to stop human-induced climate change. Stop Climate Chaos was founded in 2005 by five leading environmental organisations (Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace, WWF, RSPB and People & Planet) but they were soon joined by many of the UK's leading international development organisations (such as Oxfam, WDM and Christian Aid). The coalition continues to grow and now has over 50 members, including UNISON, the National Trust for Scotland and the Church of Scotland, along with women's groups, student societies and community organisations.

5 June 2008: World Environment Day and launch of the exhibition. World Environment Day, commemorated each year on 5 June, is one of the principal vehicles through which the United Nations stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and enhances political attention and action.




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