Kunsthuis Gallery presents 100+ selected artists from the UK, Poland, Czech Republic, Ireland, Denmark, Germany, The Netherlands, USA, Greece, Brazil and Israel.
The exhibition runs from Saturday 24th March – 23rd December 2018.
Kunsthuis is open Wednesday – Sunday, 11am – 4pm.
Exhibition location: Kunsthuis Contemporary Art Gallery at Dutch house, Mill Green Farm, Crayke, York, North Yorkshire, YO61 4TT.
How are artists, educators, curators and galleries responding to climate change? What forms of art and its mediation are evolving along with our understanding of the crisis? Can art communicate the impacts of climate change and the environment more effectively than facts and figures? Kunsthuis Gallery believes so….
Yorkshire, where our gallery is located, is witnessing the imminent threat of Fracking, a process which should not be underestimated following the toxic and radioactive nightmare seen in the US, Canada and Australia.
Kunsthuis Gallery will curate an exciting exhibition of saleable work in the mediums of photography, ceramics, sculpture, illustration, painting, printmaking, drawing, textiles, glass, collage, digital and jewellery in order to showcase how artists are responding to this growing issue of Climate Change. We will be working with the Howardian Hills organisation (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) who will conduct informative talks at the gallery. We will also be fundraising for our chosen charity Friends of the Earth, the world’s largest environmental campaigning organisation in order to raise awareness with our visitors.
As curators of this show, we believe the arts has a major role and responsibility to encourage and provide knowledge to our audiences towards the environmental sustainability that we need to protect life on our beautiful planet.
We have selected works which inspire us. We want to create a vision to help motivate our audiences actions. We believe the arts are a powerful tool in order to achieve this, by communicating awareness of what is going on around us.
Kunsthuis Gallery is located in Crayke, North Yorkshire set in a 1.6 acre wildlife garden and on the boundaries of the Howardian Hills – an area of outstanding natural beauty.
Due to the nature of our gallery’s location and ethos, we are extremely passionate about this subject. The gallery will showcase our 9 month exhibition in 2018 from 24th March – 23rd December and will donate 5% sales commission to our chosen charity Friends of the Earth, an environmental organisation campaigning for a safer climate.
We invite artists and audiences to share positive stories about climate action, to take steps to provide deeper support for political leaders to legislate change and for us all to go green.