"Green" Art Exhibitions and Experiences To Visit Now

Bianca Foley

The start to this month may be feeling a bit more autumnal than we expected, but who said a little rain should dampen our spirits; especially when there’s a world of vibrant green exhibitions, captivating art shows, and exciting events waiting to be discovered across the UK? We get it, the weather might be a bit dreary, but fear not – we’ve got your ultimate guide to beating those rainy day blues with a splash of creativity and a dash of inspiration.

From the heart of London to the charming nooks of Edinburgh, and every quirky corner in between, there’s a delightful array of experiences that will leave you feeling anything but soggy.

Gregor Sailer: The Polar Silk Road 

Natural History Museum, London, open until 24th November 2023, Free entry 

Gregor Sailer’s photography exhibition The Polar Silk Road explores the existing, potential, and unexpected impacts of this new global trade route and documents this fast-changing region at a pivotal moment in its history.

His images highlight human-made marks on the otherwise pristine landscape and question the possibilities of widespread environmental, economic and social impacts that further exploitation might cause.

 

 

BBC Earth Experience

BBC Earth Experience: The Daikin Centre, London

Open Until January 2024, tickets from £21.50

BBC Earth Experience – a ground-breaking new attraction.  Narrated by the legendary Sir David Attenborough, BBC Earth Experience takes guests on a journey through the natural world to explore the extraordinary diversity of the seven continents in one epic digital experience.

Credit: Newlyn Gallery

Storm Warning: What Does Climate Change Mean For Coastal Communities?

Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange, Penzance, open until 6th January 2023, donations welcome

Storm Warning is a collaboration between Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange, and Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea, which seeks to raise awareness of the impact of the climate crisis on coastal communities in Mount’s Bay, and South Essex.

Installation view of Andrea Bowers, Dear Earth Photo: Mark Blower. Courtesy the Hayward Gallery

Dear Earth

Haywards Gallery, open until 3rd September, tickets from £15

Dear Earth is inspired by artist Otobong Nkanga’s suggestion that ‘caring is a form of resistance’.

Bringing together 15 artists from around the world, the exhibition explores the interdependence of ecologies and ecosystems, as well as our emotional connection with nature.  

From giant photographs made on grass to a large-scale media screen made with recycled bottles, the artworks in the show highlight ingenuity and inventiveness, as well as empathy and understanding.

OmVed Gardens

OmVed Gardens, Highgate, London

Various events, available all year round, prices vary

OmVed Gardens was born in 2017 to rewild a piece of land and with it, our ways to relate to it, to food and to our human and non-human kin.

Omved Gardens has been transformed by landscape architect Paul Gazerwitz into a lush meandering journey that encourages us to pause, observe and reconsider our relationship with the environment.   They host various events throughout the year, collaborating with communities of artists, chefs, scientists and musicians to rethink how we relate to the environment in more mindful and creative ways. 

 

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