Curating Climate: Nature NOW showcases artworks made over the past five months that unite and respond to the meaningful experiences the groups had in Grizedale Forest. The works creatively raise awareness of the impact of climate change, such as the recent Storm Arwen damage of 2021, on the beautiful natural spaces on our doorstep and of the forest's resilience. Developed through a series of visits and workshops with both youth and adult participants, the digital images, animations and artworks reveal both connection and concern and not only tell the story of the forest NOW, but also of its past and its future.
Award-winning digital artist & lecturer Dr Michaela French led Signal’s ‘Cooke’s Crew’ group of young creatives aged 11-15 to learn new tech skills as they explored the natural environment to gain inspiration. Louise Beer & Melanie King from Margate-based collaborative Super/Collider led a diverse group of adults from Furness Multicultural Community Forum as part of their residency with Grizedale Forest. The finished artworks will be shown in the Grizedale Visitor Centre Exhibition space.