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Surrey Hills Symposium 2021 – Talks & workshop – Our climate and biodiversity emergency

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Wednesday, 24 November, 2021
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

University of Surrey Stag Hill, Guildford Surrey GU2 7XH

Join us for an afternoon exploring creative solutions in tackling climate change and

biodiversity loss.

A series of talks, discussion and print workshop focused on creative action towards our climate and biodiversity crisis.  Featuring artists working with scientists on ground breaking discoveries, public art that supports local wildlife and environmental activism as art.   Creative arts practice that can positively contribute to addressing the climate and biodiversity emergency locally and globally. This will be an interactive sharing of projects, thinking and ideas.

It will engage an audience of artists, commissioners and anyone interested in art and environment.


Join the Debate….


Welcome      Alistair Burtenshaw, Chair of Surrey Hills Arts

Art & Activism    Ackroyd & Harvey

Presenting On the Shore, film and discussion around their recent collaboration with Ben Okri, and their role in Culture Declares.

Art & Adaptation   Daro Montag

Discussing his development of Bio-char, a highly porous charcoal that sequesters carbon while helping soil retain nutrients and water.

Art & Science    Anna Dumitriu

Discussing her projects that explore issues around climate-change, CRISPR gene editing, and antibiotic resistance.

 Art & Wildlife Will Nash

Creating sculptural habitats.

Art & Nature   Andrea Gregson

Presenting her recent research, Checkpoint and Gustav Metzger’s Remember Nature.

Block printing with Culture Declares motifs and wording will take place throughout the afternoon.

A vegetarian buffet provided.

Delegates will have the opportunity to attend an evening session chaired by Radio 4 and BBC Broadcaster Jim Al Khalili. Click here to find out more.


Bookings are closed for this event.

Please note: Fields marked with a * are mandatory.