Let's talk about the Anthropocene

Anthropocene, Dodo  Raphus cucullatus

Anthropocene, Dodo Raphus cucullatus

Many thanks to Adele Gibson for organising this contemporary art exhibition in the Grand Parade Gallery at the University of Brighton, with associated work of artists in residence on the Orca Barge at Brighton Marina, and for choosing this hand-woven piece.  The two beautifully curated rooms of the gallery showed strong thought-provoking work from an Open Call for artists. Pieces were in a variety of media from textile art to collage to film, each responding to the effect of man’s actions on the planet.  It was well attended during the week from 29th July to 2nd August with visitors even erasing one drawing; the work of Chris Shaw Hughes, a large wall piece representing the Perito Moreno glacier. 

There were calls for the creation of a touring show, so watch this space for news…

To see the works, click here:  https://www.anthrotalk.com/open-call

Left below, the work of Caroline Pick ‘Melting’. ‘Each transatlantic flight costs the Arctic three square metres of ice.’ A rectangle on the ground in front of the photographs measured out the three square metres.

Right below, the work of Chris Shaw Hughes. Part of the drawing of the Perito Moreno glacier in Patagonia. The drawing, measuring just over 5 metres high by 1.6 metres wide, was erased by visitors over the course of the exhibition week.

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