Seedscapes: Future-Proofing Nature

Creative Project for Young People

As world leaders come to Scotland this autumn to commit to urgent global climate action for COP26, we invited young people aged 14-24 interested in art, activism, nature, climate change and the future of our planet to take part in 2 weekends of creative activities exploring our relationship to nature and how people can work together to prevent further extinction.

The opportunity

To work with award-winning artist and photographer Alicia Bruce and our teams at the Dick Institute and Dean Castle Country Park exploring climate change through art and photography, ecology and biodiversity, politics and activism. 

Collaborate with professional artist and photographer Alicia Bruce

Create artwork which tells a story about nature and climate change in this unique moment in time.

Explore the natural environment of Dean Castle Country Park

Take inspiration from activities around biodiversity and plant ecology from the 200 acres of woodlands, wildflower meadows and parkland and the vast array of plant species within.

Visit the Seedscapes: Future-Proofing Nature exhibition at the Dick Institute

This beautiful and thought-provoking exhibition shows how artists and scientists can work together to respond to challenges facing nature, biodiversity and the environment through photography, film and sculpture.

Contribute ideas and input into exhibitions of artwork during COP26

The project artwork will be shown in exhibitions and displays both in-gallery and outdoors at the Dick Institute and also through a digital exhibition campaign on social media.  Join in the global conversation around COP26 with artwork reflecting the spirit of activism at the very heart of the project!

The project reaches its conclusion on -

Sat 6th Nov 2pm - Visit the exhibitions and art presentations at the Dick Institute during COP26.

All venues and activities are fully accessible. For info about the locations, see:

www.eastayrshireleisure.com/venue/the-dick-institute

www.eastayrshireleisure.com/venue/dean-castle-country-park/

Holcomb Valley (Ponderosa pines

planted in 1992) from Growing Air (2017)

© Sant Khalsa

This project is supported by the National Lottery through Creative Scotland and delivered by East Ayrshire Leisure Trust.

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