Date(s) - 04/04/2023 - 29/05/2023
10:00 - 16:00
Coventry Cathedral Priory Street
This breakthrough exhibition by the Fleming Collection of Scottish art, staged in the evocative surroundings of Coventry Cathedral from 4 April to 29 May, focusses on a group of veteran artists who were ahead of their time in responding to the threat of climate change.
Until now, these artists, although well known to one another, have never been perceived as a group with common artistic goals. Only when reviewing their distinctive individual careers does a common thread appear, which is their shared response to the beauty and fragility of the planet, often expressed as early as the 1970s and 1980s.
For some this response was triggered by finding artistic inspiration in the High Arctic; for others it was in response to the threats to Scotland’s own ecology and the destruction of traditional working communities that that has entailed. The resulting work, often on a monumental scale, provides both a precious record of landescapes now irretrievably lost, as well as symbolic and figurative expressions of anger at the urgency of their cause.