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Submissions for Issue #2 of The Earth Issue are now open!
The theme is IMPACT and we are looking for artists who use their creative work as a vehicle for environmental activism. If you have a finished project to pitch to us on the natural world, conservation, or sustainability, we'd love to hear from you!
Please send full submissions to emails above 👆🏽🌱
The Breaking Point is an immersive exhibition, taking the viewer on a journey, which challenges our need to engage in the infinite dialogues occurring around climate change, and the need to understand our role within the environment.
We use 4,861 disposable cups per minute in the UK. That equates to 7 million cups used in one day. Averaging out as 2.5 billion cups thrown away every year. To try and find ways to tackle this, British paper-maker G.F. Smith have released their recycled paper Extract.
From Cup to Paper - A dynamic combination of chemistry and artistry transforms disposable cups into beautiful paper.
Paul Hoi is an experimental landscape photographer based in Oakland, California.
He is fascinated by the uncanny feeling of seeing a landscape that feel both alien and familiar, landscapes and spaces that challenge our foundational scale of space and time. In that sense, sci-fi and the psychedelic movement have naturally informed his work. Hoi is especially drawn to the desert because these traits seem particularly pronounced in that environment.
The Earth Issue 002: IMPACT – a collaborative effort by The Earth Issue and Archive Collective.Our second issue unpacks two forms of “impact”: both the positive and negative traces left by humanity on its natural environment in the context of the anthropocene, and the possibilities for environmentalist impact at the conjunction of art and activism.
n the unrelenting brutalist environment of modern city architecture, we often lose our connection to nature and the inherent beauty it bestows. This group exhibition journeys our engagement with the natural. An expedition through untouched plains — our pursuit to scientifically analyse, domesticate and tame its landscape.
In the first collaboration with The House of St Barnabas, The Earth Issue’s inaugural group show features works from Jonas Marguet, Elsa Leydier, Jake Grewal, Steve Léon Brown and Elena Cremona. On display for six months in Barnabas’ Garden Room, of which the décor encompasses and extends beyond its walls into the courtyard outside, this exhibition attempts to capture the aesthetic essence of nature.
The Earth Issue is a collective of artists and creative professionals working at the intersection of fine art and environmentalism. In common, we share a dedication to raising awareness for the beauty of nature, using art and image culture as a driving force for environmental activism. The collaborators of The Earth Issue aim to highlight a growing interest amongst young artists to awaken society’s complacent consciousness towards our planet; to inspire and harness the power of social change.
Artist Highlight: Chris Drury is an environmental artist, creating site-specific nature based sculpture, often referred to as Land Art or Art in Nature. Drury also work in art and Science, making installations inside and creating works on paper. He also works with maps, digital and video art, and works with mushrooms. Dury’s work creates connections between different phenomena in the world, specifically between Nature and Culture, Inner and Outer and Microcosm and Macrocosm. He collaborates with scientists and technicians from a broad spectrum of disciplines and uses whatever visual means, technologies and materials best suit the situation.