A World of Good
29/09/2021 - 29/09/2021
Opening hours on Artwalk 4.30 - 6.30pm
A World of Good is a new exhibition based around the work of pioneering 19th century environmentalist Charles Waterton, who built the world's first nature reserve - the title comes from one of his letters.
The exhibition is a multimedia experience of sculpture and sound, where visitors can explore and interact with issues that Waterton dealt with (which are all too familiar to us in 2021) including pollution, hunting, deforestation, changing weather patterns and more.
The exhibition features paper sculptures by local artist Andy Singleton, which are then animated by local animator Charlotte Blacker.
Accompanying the animation is an immersive soundscape which includes readings by well-known eco warriors Sir David Attenborough, Michael Palin, Chris Packham, and Liz Bonnin, plus interviews with local environment heroes, too.
Talented singer/songwriter Ali Bullivent will be performing her new song, The Earth is Singing, which takes inspiration from the environmental themes of the exhibition. Performance of the song at 5pm and 6pm.
A newly commissioned film about Charles Waterton’s nature park with also be screened.
Fiona Grady is a site-responsive artist. Her colourful geometric artworks are architectural interventions that transform the physical spaces they are situated within. Her new piece ‘Meeting Points’, commissioned by Artwalk Wakefield, is composed from translucent coloured vinyls and will be installed onto the skylight windows of Wakefield’s Ridings Shopping Centre.
A Walk in Wakefield is a new permanent mural in The Ridings Shopping Centre, created by artist Beth Morgan, inspired by the natural landscapes around Wakefield. Commissioned by Artwalk Wakefield.
Mohammad Barrangi is a UK-based illustrator, printmaker and athlete originally from Iran. Barrangi’s work combines Persian calligraphy, storytelling, text, and touches of humour. The inspiration for this mural, On The Path To Happiness, comes from Barrangi’s lived experience of immigration and the welcome he received in Wakefield from organisations such as Wakefield Cathedral and The Art House.