The Freefall youth group meets at the Phoenix on Thursday evenings. This week and the next two weeks Cleo Heard and I are running workshops in preparation for painting the Phoenix graffiti wall with the UK Climate Projections during Art Week Exeter.
Last night, I gave an introduction to the concept of the artwork. Cleo gave a brief history of street art and an overview of how to put projects together. Then Felicity Liggins from the Met Office talked about climate modelling and used a roulette wheel to illustrate how the different projections are created. She also talked about the colours used in visualisation of scientific data, and the move away from the ‘rainbow’ to colour-schemes that are more accessible to colour blind people. So we took some time at the end to plan the artwork – its composition and layout, colour scheme, and annotation.