Select Projects: 2005–2013
Between 2005 and 2013 Cape Farewell reached audiences across the UK, Europe, Asia and America in a range of inspirational creative projects including exhibitions, concerts and festivals.
Between 2005 and 2013, Cape Farewell artwork was exhibited across the UK (London, Oxford, Liverpool, Newcastle, Folkestone and Cornwall), in Europe (Oslo, Brussels, Hamburg, Monaco and Munich, Madrid), and in North America (Colorado, Chicago, Michigan and New York City) and Asia (Japan). Working with partners across the UK and internationally to ensure the widest audience for our art and events. Explore a selection of past projects below. Or discover more creative projects in our archive.
A surrogate art school of sorts, Shortcourse/UK was a series of short, unconventional, rural and urban expeditions bringing emerging artists and art students into dialogue with scientists. Created by Cape Farewell together with three of the UK’s top art schools: University of the Arts London, Falmouth School of Art, and Liverpool School of Art and Design.
Ship of Fools
A multi-site urban screens project featuring works by Shad, Heather O’Neill and James Balog. Shown on advertising screens across Toronto, the project communicated on a metropolitan scale, addressing the reality of the climate challenge through a cultural lens.
An interrogation of climate as culture, devised by Cape Farewell’s first Climate Poet-in-Residence, Tom Chivers. Over a year-long period of creative enquiry, Tom mapped the natural territories written into urban space.
Without Boats, Dreams Dry Up
An exhibition at Chelsea College of Art’s Triangle Space gallery of 20 emerging artists and designers from Chelsea, Camberwell and Wimbledon Colleges of Art (CCW who have participated in Cape Farewell’s Shortcourse/UK; a 3-day urban expedition in London.
The Dew Line Concert
Cape Farewell Foundation made its public debut in November 2011 in Toronto, with this concert celebrating Marshall McLuhan’s vision of artists as harbingers of cultural change.
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Southbank Centre Residency
In August 2007 Cape Farewell began a three year artists residency at Southbank Centre, in the heart of London, where we operated as a cultural eco-hub at the heart of the centre’s creative climate change initiatives.
Rome Film Festival
An exhibition of Cape Farewell artworks was presented at the 2009 Rome Film Festival. Alongside the exhibition, were several Cape Farewell cafe encounters – with voyagers including Jarvis Cocker and Siobhan Davies in conversation with Italian guests discussing education, architecture, film, music and art.
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A green field, a green event; Cape Farewell made its first appearance at Latitude, the gloriously positioned music and arts festival on the Sunrise Coast of Suffolk in 2009. Cape Farewell’s David Buckland was joined by comedian Marcus Brigstocke, beat-boxer Shlomo and special guest Jarvis Cocker.
Late at Tate
Cape Farewell inhabited Tate Britain as part of their Late at Tate series, exploring sublime environments and artistic responses to climate change. The night of discussion, debate, screenings, sound and live music featured artists including Ian McEwan, Shlomo and KT Tunstall.
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Kaai Theatre, Brussels
In January 2009 Cape Farewell presented a day of discussion and artworks as part of a climate event Burning Ice – Art & Climate Change at the Kaai Theatre in Brussels, with artists David Buckland, Heather Ackroyd and Dan Harvey discussing questions posed by the artistic director of the Kaai Theatre Guy Gypsens.
June 2007–Sept 2008
A selection of Cape Farewell artworks, including Endangered Species by Siobhan Davies, toured with the Natural World Museum and United Nations Environment Programme exhibition Envisioning Change to Oslo, Brussels, Monaco and Chicago.
Chicago Humanities Festival
The stunning Pritzker Pavilion in Chicago’s Millennium Park offered a perfect backdrop to the unique Cape Farewell collaboration between sound artist Max Eastley and video artist David Buckland, when Cape Farewell presented ARCTIC at the Chicago Humanities Festival 2007.
Late Night at Whitechapel
11 May 2007
As part of Whitechapel’s Late Night Fridays series Cape Farewell presented the sell out Earth, Wind and Fire – a night of new songs, performances, artworks and information prompted by the urgency of climate change. Curated by Vicky Long, Kathy Barber and Ali MacGilp, the event featured artists including William Hunt and Jody Barton.
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The Ice Garden
Cape Farewell’s first exhibition, The Ice Garden, presented sound, light, text and sculptural installations by artists inspired by their voyages with Cape Farewell, in the Clarendon Quad in front of the Bodleian Library. Featuring works by David Buckland, Ian McEwan, Max Eastley, Ackroyd & Harvey, Peter Clegg and Kathy Barber.
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