This is an exhibition of 27 banners on the theme of our responsibility and care for the world, timed to coincide with COP26 in Glasgow.
All are made by people from the community, from WIs, craft groups, churches and the individuals wanting to explore the theme creatively. Liz Robertson who coordinated the project says ‘the environmental and global climate emergency afflicting our world has been well-documented. Indeed, even in our own gardens or favourite green spaces there have been changes in recent years: habitats have shrunk and affected the numbers of our precious wildlife; Summer seems to arrive earlier each year, often to peter out when it should be in full swing; and pollinators often seem scarce.’
Covid’s global impact has given further food for thought. Liz says ‘All the banners contain messages of warning and hope. Hope seemed to be a key criteria for the banners; it’s easy to become disillusioned about how we, as individuals, can affect the global environmental and climate issues. What can one person do? Well, many of our banner-makers have considered this, which gives us hope. What can one nation do? With the UN COP 26 Climate Conference, nations will come together to take a serious stock of the situation, make resolutions and, hopefully, follow through. Hope in the face of crisis. You will notice a repetition of four words, as you view the banners: destruction, restoration, care and beauty. Something for us all to think about?’
A WORKSHOP, INSPIRED BY THE BANNERS IS BEING HELD ON WEDNESDAY 17TH NOVEMBER
This will be a textile session – and we will be making things (picture, cards, broach etc) using recycled materials. This is to support the Restoring Paradise Exibition that will be in the Atrium from 9-21st November. Ladies who made the banners for the exhibition will be running the workshop.
If you are interested please email Catherine Bunn to book a place firstname.lastname@example.org
This exhibition is on display in the Education Centre, Nature in Art, Wallsworth Hall, Sandhurst Lane, Twigworth, Gloucester GL2 9PA England. There is a café.
Find Nature in Art 2m north of Gloucester on A38 Sat Nav Postcode: GL2 9PG Follow the official Nature in Art brown tourism signs.