An online event presented by the Manchester Art Gallery (MAG) Climate Justice Group
Tuesday 17 May 2022, 6pm–7pm
About this event
Join group members via Zoom for sharing and discussion of the future plans for addressing Climate Justice at Manchester Art Gallery. We’ll begin with a video introducing the Climate Justice gallery, filmed by artist Ana Lucia Cuevas, so don’t worry if you’ve not yet had a chance to visit.
Curator Hannah Williamson will introduce a watercolour in the city’s collection that is in our future display plans: Frederic Shields’Factory Girls at the Old Clothes Fair, Knott Mill, Manchester, 1875.
Artist Jackie Haynes will present a development of her artwork connecting the Noah’s Ark and Goya’s A Way of Flying in the gallery to Climate Emergency Manchester’s citizen journalism, which seeks to hold Manchester City Council to account for its 2019 Climate Emergency Declaration.
Artist Rabia Begum will talk about ‘The Empty Space’ in the gallery, focusing on racial justice and climate justice.
The MAG Climate Justice Group includes gallery staff, artists and activists based in Manchester. We are using the gallery to explore how art and collections can help people learn from history, shape the future, scrutinise decision-making and encourage caring, collective action.
This is an online event. Please book via Eventbrite.