Murmur - artists reflect on climate change
5th August - 17th September

Sarah Gittins, Chloe Lewis, Ellis O'Connor, Meg Rodger and Saule Žuk

In April 2017, five artists together with a curator, and An Talla Solais' exhibitions coordinator, embarked upon a peer-learning programme that will lead to a summer exhibition at An Talla Solais running for six weeks from 5 August. 

The programme has three aims:

  • to create a space for participating artists to deepen and reflect on their artistic practice;
  • to create an exhibition that reflects on climate change, including an integrated programme of participatory events; and
  • to explore an alternative curatorial model for An Talla Solais based on peer-education and social engagement.

The exhibition, Murmur, will explore climate change through a number of overlapping and interconnecting themes, synthesising diverse facts, personal first-hand accounts, and the artists' own imaginative retelling through the mediums of drawing, printmaking, sculpture, photography, performance, and jewellery.

Whether through local weather patterns, the deep time of geology, or the complex interrelationship of humans and habitat, Murmur will tell a story that concerns us all. How we respond to that story is part of our enquiry.

Murmur - a definition:

A low and continuous background noise; a softly spoken or almost inaudible utterance; the quiet or subdued expression of a particular feeling by a group of people; a rumour; a recurring sound heard in the heart through a stethoscope that is usually a sign of disease or damage.

For more information on the programme and to keep up with the artists' individual journeys, a link to the group's blog will be available here very soon. Please call back! 

Devised and curated by Jonathan Baxter.