Days of Action to Remember Nature

A successful Day of Action to Remember Nature took place in the Town Square in Launceston, Cornwall on 4th November 2021. It coincided with both COP26 in Glasgow and the exhibition Last Chance Saloon in Terre Verte Gallery on the slopes of Bodmin Moor. You can find out more about the action, in which around 50 artists and members of the public took part here. During the day Phil Barton proclaimed his Remember Nature Manifesto and a group read out a Communiqué to the Human Beings Attending COP26 issued by the Community of Living Beings of La Janda, southern Spain (also in its Spanish version).

4th November 2019 was the fourth anniversary of late artist Gustav Metzger announcing the first day of action for artists to Remember Nature in The Street at Central Saint Martin’s College.

To mark the anniversary, Phil Barton asked artist colleagues at the college to take part in a day of action to Remember Nature on that day. Activities as varied as performances, workshops, creative activities and visits by pupils from local Brecknock Primary School and by an Ackroyd and Harvey Joseph Beyus oak took place in The Street.

In 2017 Barton organised a Greater Manchester Day of Action to Remember Nature in Salford in conjunction with Islington Mill, Manchester School of Art and Salford University art students.

In organising Days of Action to Remember Nature on 4th November, Barton follows the challenge of the late auto-destructive artist, Gustav Metzger, who first issued his worldwide action for Artists to Remember Nature on 4th November 2015 on The Street at Central Saint Martins, London.