Our Earth - Art Exhibition

Dates 20 April to 6 October 2024
During Visiting Hours

Discover artworks inside and outside the Cathedral exploring the theme of climate change

‘Climate change will affect different people and places unevenly, and so is likely to lead to inequalities within and across nations, and between current and future generations, so creating injustice.’ Climate Just website

Seaview by Hilary Jack. Photo by Finnbarr Webster.

Our Earth focuses on the domestic impact of climate change asking us to consider how our day to day lives may be impacted and how that will be felt differently across the world. The exhibition brings together both inside and outside beginning with a major interactive outdoor commission by artist, Hilary Jack, which thinks about the homes that have been moved due to coastal erosion and a large-scale banner and animation work by Dryden Goodwin reflecting on the importance of having clean air to breathe. As you enter the cathedral the cloisters will host another new commission, this time by Rebecca Chesney, where visitors will be able to enjoy birdsong from four continents. Inside the cathedral itself will be powerful paintings by artist, filmmaker and gay rights activist Derek Jarman exploring the joy found in the garden and a multi-panel work by Ethiopian artist, Elias Sime, who thinks about the connection between the earth and the digital world.

Header image: Dryden Goodwin, Breathe (2022) © the artist. Courtesy of the artist and Invisible Dust.

Booking Information 
Admission to this exhibition is included in general admission to the Cathedral. Click here to plan your visit.