Saturday 2 August 2014

Uncertain Weather exhibition in Cheltenham

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While most of us are hoping for dry skies and bright sunshine this summer in Gloucestershire, despite what the meteorologists might say there will be Uncertain Weather at Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum until Sunday 21 June 2009.

The global effect of climate change and shifts in weather patterns will be highlighted in the new exhibition by artist John Kelly, who combines photography, drawings and found objects from his travels to Bolivia, Newfoundland, Alaska and Svalbard, as well as Orkney, in his work.

Organisers say ‘these visual recordings give a direct message about our impact on the environment. For example in the Arctic glaciers are melting away and the area has experienced unusually hot summers.’

Closer to home, artist Fiona Kam Meadley has created a collection of You Tube postings, images and interviews of Cheltenham residents about their experience of the floods during the unforgettable summer of 2007 in a folk archive forming a collective memory of that extraordinary time.

Vision 21, a local charity promoting how we can look after the planet more responsibly, will be providing the finale to this exhibition through a display from their mobile flood exhibition.

Exhibitions and education manager at the art gallery and museum, Sophia Wilson, said: ‘A powerful reminder of our experiences of 2007 in Gloucestershire, this exhibition clearly shows that we constantly need to be responsible in our treatment of the environment, as every day we are contributing to changing the climate and the world as we know it.’

Event: Uncertain Weather – Climate change through Art and Archives
Venue: Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum
Dates: Saturday 2 May to Sunday 21 June 2009
Times: Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum is open from 10am to 5pm daily.
Tickets: Admission to Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum is free. For more information visit cheltenhammuseum.org.uk or call (01242) 237431.

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19 May 2009

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