Melting Ice: Cape Farewell


Melting Ice: Cape Farewell

Tuesday 30 October, 7pm
£5/3 conc.

Vicky Long discussed the new arts and climate change organisation, Cape Farewell. She discussed the organisation’s most ambitious expedition to date – to sail the 78th parallel to eastern Greenland, a passage only made possible due to the melting sea ice. This expedition, which took place in October 2007, brought together writer Vikram Seth, comedian Marcus Brigstocke, artists Amy Balkin, Kathy Barber, David Buckland, Beth Derbyshire, Dan Harvey, William Hunt and the acclaimed environmental photographer and filmmaker, Nick Cobbing.


Cape Farewell is a new organisation which seeks to communicate climate change. Cape Farewell focuses on art and science projects and peer to peer education. It brings artists, scientists and educators together to collectively address and raise awareness about climate change. Created by David Buckland four years ago, Cape Farewell has led three expeditions into the High Arctic, a place for artistic inspiration and scientific enquiry. Cape Farewell organises youth expeditions, art exhibitions (‘The Ice Garden’, 2005), performances and has published widely on art and climate change.


Vicky Long is the Manager of Cape Farewell and an artist.