“Art plays a vital role in making our impacts on the planet visible, challenging us to see what is happening and discuss its implications – all of which is key to Synchronicity Earth’s mission. Synchronicity Earth is working to bring human society back into alignment with the living world.”
Jessica Sweidan, Founding Trustee of Synchronicity Earth
During the week beginning 29th April Synchronicity Earth took over Gallery 8 in Duke Street, and – together with Invisible Dust – presented an exhibition entitled ‘Disappearing Nature: Artists supporting Life on Earth’.
This exhibition explored humankind’s relationship with nature from the arctic to the deep sea. It examined the many facets of our influence, including our impact on rare species across the globe and explored the plight of indigenous people who are often caught, metaphorically, in the same traps as endangered species – unable to control their local environment and way of life. The works displayed asked us to re-imagine our relationship with nature and comment on the disappearance of many of the world’s species or the destruction of their habitats.
‘Disappearing Nature’ – curated by Invisible Dust’s founder and director Alice Sharp and guest curator Monica Chung – showcased diverse and inspiring art from Zana Briski, Adam Chodzko, Marcus Coates, Jeremy Deller, Dan Holdsworth, Tania Kovats, Robin Moore, Mariele Neudecker alongside especially commissioned works by Alice Shirley.
As part of the exhibition week, we ran two events. On the 29th April the exhibition opened with two fascinating talks on Re-Imagining Nature’ by Jerome Lewis (anthropologist and Synchronicity Earth adviser) and Marcus Coates (artist).