The Art

High Arctic

The arts are a core part of the Cape Farewell project: one salient image, a novel or song can speak louder than volumes of scientific data and engage the public's imagination in an immediate way.

Using creativity to innovate, we engage artists for their ability to evolve and amplify a creative language, communicating on a human scale the urgency of the global climate challenge. Cape Farewell are committed to the notion that artists can engage the public in the issue, through creative insight and vision.

We are an artist led organisation. Since Cape Farewell began, we have invited artists and creatives to join the expeditions, which have explored arctic science, sustainable island communities, urban regeneration and the Cleantech industries. We offer a unique route for artist development, which has led to the creation of a raft of original and essential artworks, films, music, books and poetry.