By Chloe Courtauld
As part of a programme of events throughout the year marking the IUCN’s 50th anniversary of the Red List, Synchronicity Earth, in partnership with Invisible Dust, an art and science organisation exploring the environment, co-hosted an art exhibition at the end of April at Gallery 8, St James’s entitled “Disappearing Nature”.
The week long exhibition, curated by Invisible Dust’s founder and director Alice Sharp and guest curator Monica Chung, aimed to explore humankind’s relationship with nature and showcased works by some of the world’s most acclaimed contemporary award winning artists and leading wildlife photographers - namely Jeremy Deller, Marcus Coates, Zana Briski, Adam Chodzko, Dan Holdsworth, Tania Kovats, Robin Moore, Mariele Neudecker, as well as specially commissioned artworks by Alice Shirley.
The exhibition offered insights into the perils facing plant and animal species around the world, highlighting humankind’s effect and cause. Alongside the exhibition, Synchronicity Earth and Invisible Dust hosted two informal evenings, during which a panel of experts and exhibiting artists offered lively, engaging and thought provoking talks.
Both evenings were a huge success and the exhibition is part of a series of London-based events Synchronicity Earth will be hosting in 2014 to celebrate the abundance and diversity of life on Earth as well as highlighting our planet’s biodiversity-loss.