In collaboration with Cleo Heard of Miss*C’s Graffiti Academy
Street art comprising: graffiti wall, ‘woolly wall’ in mixed media, A6 booklet with 8 pages
Exeter Phoenix Arts Centre
14 May – 26 August (we think) 2016
“Freefall Climate Graffiti” had lots of good outcomes, and one of them was the creation during Art Week Exeter of a great artwork.
Sadly, it’s ephemeral. But for the time being, you can have a drink in the café outside seating area, and ponder the graffiti climate maps of the UK.* Help yourself from, and add to, the woolly wall. Pick up a booklet about the project from the Phoenix box office.
The climate maps are based on data from the UK Climate Projections 2009, taking the central estimate for the 2080s under the medium emissions scenario. Changes are relative to 1961-90. From left to right on the wall, they show:
- Change in the average daily temperatures during Spring – by the 2080s the average temperatures across the UK will be 1-4 degrees Celsius warmer
- Percentage change in Summer rainfall – by the 2080s, rainfall will be 20% lower across most of the UK, leading to increased risk of drought
- Change in the average daily temperatures during Autumn – by the 2080s the average temperatures across the UK will be 2-4 degrees Celsius warmer
- Percentage change in Winter rainfall and other forms of precipitation – by the 2080s, rainfall will be 20% higher across most of the UK, leading to increased risk of flooding
Climate change is affecting biodiversity, including populations of the pollinators vital for our food production. The woolly wall is a collection of climate and creature, kindly donated by knitting groups and knitting groups around Exeter. It is under the “Free Art Friday” umbrella, so feel free to take any away with you and enjoy them.
For more about the project, please download the accompanying booklet (pdf), or browse it here.
More about the workshop activities with the Freefall Youth Group:
- “Freefall Climate Graffiti”: Spraying the Wall
- “Freefall Climate Graffiti” Workshop 3: Making the Stencils and Skills Sharing
- “Freefall Climate Graffiti” Workshop 2: Preparing the Wall
- “Freefall Climate Graffiti” Workshop 1: Climate Science and Street Art
* We think they were painted over during the Graffiti Art & Doodle Jam at the Exeter Street Arts Festival on 27 August.