We began working with Cape Farewell, a creative project that brings artists, scientists and communicators together to engage people in the subject of climate change, in 2007. 

Cape Farewell has led expeditions to the Arctic, the Andes and the Amazon, inviting artists to come, explore and be inspired. Artists have taken part in scientific research, learning about the effects of human behaviour on these fragile environments. 

Together, we commissioned and presented work that not only draws on artists’ expedition experiences but on their experience of the Eden site and its unique story of regeneration.

Our programme of environmental arts events included:

  • specially commissioned visual and sound installations from internationally renowned artists such as Max Eastley, Beth Derbyshire, Tim Sutton, Chris Levine and Clare Twomey
  • live comedy with Marcus Brigstocke
  • live music including performances by Badly Drawn Boy, Seth Lakeman, Shlomo, Martin Carthy, Liam Frost, The Boxettes, Dizraeli and Zero 7
  • film screenings and workshops
  • debates and talks
  • live interaction with expedition members
  • creative research and development on the Slow Art programme, with artists including Michèle Noach, Ackroyd & Harvey, Thomas Duggan and Freya Morgan
  • collaboration with the likes of Pestival, the University of Sheffield, Manchester Aid to Kosovo, Telling Tales, Talkaoke,  Greenpeace, the Ashden Trust, Newlyn Art Gallery and the University College of Falmouth.

Find out more about the collaboration and its beautiful outputs on the Cape Farewell website.

Photo credit: Chris Knowles