Last Chance Saloon

Work by Peter Ward, one of the artists featured in the show

As we run up to COP26 in Glasgow, I’m deighted to announce that a new exhibition opens today at Terre Verte Gallery on Bodmin Moor in Cornwall. Co-curated by gallery-qwner, Richard Sharland and myself, it features sixteen artists with environmental concern at the heart of their practice. It will run until Daturday 4th December.

As the COP26 in Glasgow approaches and the pressures of climate change and species extinction continue to escalate, there is a growing feeling that humanity is dining at ‘The Last Chance Saloon’.

This exhibition features 17 artists whose work is driven or prompted by this issue. Co-curated by Phil Barton and Richard Sharland – both artists who have between them spent 70 years working in and leading environmental organisations – this collection features work by artists from Cornwall to Preston, London to Oxford: half of them showing at Terre Verte for the first time. The exhibition is dedicated to regeneration environmentalist, Peter Wilmers, 1949-2021.

Some of these artists are focused on species extinction, extreme weather events, sea level rise or rewilding, others have evolved a practice which carefully minimises all their impacts on the environment. Together, this work excites emotions, challenges and informs ideas and prompts and reminds us vividly that we are living in a poignant and precarious time.

Exhibitors include ‘newcomers’ to Terre Verte, Pete Ward, Richard Paton, Simon Hodgkinson, Catherine Herbert, Laura Madeley, Diane Wingate, Charles Binns, SRG Bennett, Rob Arnold, and Katy Suggitt; their work shown alongside new pieces by Peter ‘Jacko’ Jackson, Karen Howse, Tina Kutter, Imogen Rigden, Dorothy Hanna, Phil Barton and Richard Sharland.

This exhibition runs from Thursday September 30th to Saturday December 4th and there will be an opportunity to meet the artists at a closing event on Saturday 4th December, details to be posted later. Thegallery is now open on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm, but we are happy to open at other times by appointment.

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