An exhibition of work on the theme of climate change by student finalists in the 2021 and 2022 Art+Science Competition for the Gwenllian Ashley Art Prize
Art+Science, a Ceredigion based charity that is devoted to using the arts to raise awareness about climate change, has held an annual competition for the last two years for students at HE and FE art schools and colleges in Ceredigion. Robert Davies, speaking on behalf of Art+Science, explains that “Each year we invite the students to make a piece of art, in any media (film, painting, photography, fashion, textiles etc) that relates to the changing climate and the human impacts we see”. This year’s competition was called ‘+ Positive’ and asked for work that celebrates positive responses to climate change or mitigations to off-set human activity.
The finalists have been selected to exhibit their work at the School of Art, Aberystwyth University. The annual Gwenllian Ashley art prize, named in memory of the well-loved art curator, will be awarded at the opening event. The exhibition will also show work by the finalists from the 2021 competition. In all, 18 students will be exhibiting their work. This stimulating exhibition is on show from 7th – 14th June 2022 and members of the public are invited to come to see the work by new artists who have a vision for a better future.
In addition to the ‘+ Positive’ exhibition, Art+Science is involved in a variety of activities to help raise awareness of climate change, including working with primary school aged children in Ceredigion & Powys. Specialist teachers are providing specifically focused classes, workshops and field trips to promote a clear understanding of the science behind climate change, the challenges ahead and to offer a stimulus for creative responses from our young students, the emphasis being on positive change for the future.