Cape Farewell

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Who we are

Cape Farewell employs artists and creative thinkers at its operational core. We employ people who are prepared for no one day to be the same as the next, but who are also able to help develop and drive a strategy allowing us to manage a wide range of activities in a sustainable and effective way. We think this equips us in the right way to tackle climate change.

We operate as a small team at the centre of a large amount of activity, working closely with a wide range of partners and collaborators. We are regulated on a quarterly basis by our board of trustees.

Core Team

Advisors and Consultants

Board of Trustees


    •  Sunand Prasad
    •  Chris Rapley
    •  Sir David King
    •  Prof Diana Liverman

Latest News

Open Call - Rural Artist Residencies!

Cape Farewell is looking for a new artist to engage with the Rural Artist Residencies Programme!

Adopt A Plant!

Visit the Phytology site and Adopt A Plant on Sat 1st of August!

Facing Extinction Conference

Join us at the Gustav Metzger - Facing Extinction Conference at UCA Farnham, 7-8 June.

Martha Wainwright at Luminato

Martha Wainwright plays the Luminato Festival in Toronto, 9 June.

Away with the Birds

Hanna Tuulikki's piece performed on the Isle of Canna this Aug, before migrating to Tramway, Glasgow

Radical Growth

Ackroyd & Harvey talk as part of Seeding the City, 28 June. 

May Newsletter

Cape Farewell's summer at the Hay Festival, RSC, BBC Proms, Luminato and Southbank Centre.

We will not be silent!

Winners Nat Norland, Rachel Lewis, Denisa Vítová and Theo Lewis announced during Poetry International '14 at Southbank.

Heather Ackroyd and Dan Harvey, Stranded, 2005-2006
David Buckland, Icesheet, 2003
David Buckland, founder and director of Cape Farewell, in sub-zero kit during the 2005 expedition.
Youth crew head to shore in the zodiac during the 2007 Youth Expedition.
Siobhan Davies, Endangered Species, 2006 (still)
William Hunt, Earth, Wind and Fire, 2007 (still)
The Noorderlicht locked in ice at Tempelfjorden, just North of the 79th parallel, during the 2005 Art/Science Expedition.
View of the Noorderlicht in the icy waters around Spitsbergen during the 2003 expedition.
Ludvig Hammeken and Suba Subramaniam work with school children as part of Uummannaq Day at Southbank Centre, January 2009.
Gautier Deblonde, from The Svalbard Series, 2003-2005
Scientist Kathryn Clark sampling the river water in San Pedro during the 2009 Andes Expedition. Photographer: Ana Cecilia Gonzales-Vigil.
Amy Balkin in conversation with Simon Boxall during the 2007 Art/Science Expedition.
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Cape Farewell pioneers a cultural response to climate change.