Friday 13 June 2008

The first time in Japan at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)
Cape Farewell - Art and Climate Change 
An exhibition owned by Cape Farewell and organised and loaned by the Barbican Art Galleries owned, funded and managed by the City of London Corporation 

The British Council proudly presents the “Cape Farewell Exhibition - Art & Climate Change” to be held at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan) from 6 July to 17 August 2008. This exhibition is officially accredited as a UK-Japan 2008 event. 

Cape Farewell’s international team of artists and scientists have travelled in a 100-year old Dutch schooner, the Noorderlicht, to the frozen world of the High Arctic, the frontline of climate change, where they witness, understand, and react to the rapidly changing Arctic environment. The team has embarked on four separate expeditions since the first voyage in 2003. The Cape Farewell touring exhibition celebrates the research and artwork that have evolved from this arctic adventure and aims to engage and inspire the audience through the commitment, hard work and inspiration of the artists and scientists involved. 

The exhibition hosts a range of artwork including those by David Buckland, the founder of Cape Farewell and renowned designer, artist and film maker, as well as Shiro Takatani, the first Japanese artist to join the voyage. 

A 5-day seminar for parents and children will be held over summer holidays. The lectures and hands-on experience will provide participants an opportunity to think about the global environment. 

We hope that the beauty of the High Arctic conveyed through this exhibition will alert children and adults to how precious the earth is and how fragile the environment has become. 

Exhibition dates: Sunday 6 July – Sunday 17 August 
The Exhibition is closed on Tuesday 8 July and Tuesday 15 July 

Opening Hours: 10:00 – 17:00 
- Open until 18:00 on 1, 2, 9, and 10 August 
- Open until 20:00 from 13 to 17 August 

Admission: Free 

Venue: National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan) 
1F Exhibition Space b (EX1b) 
2-41, Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo  Tel:03-3570-9151

Participating Artists:
David Buckland “End of Ice”  
Shiro Takatani “Ice Core”  
Heather Ackroyd & Dan Harvery “Stranded” etc. 

Organiser: Cape Farewell, The British Council 

Co-organiser: The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan) 

Special Sponsor: Sharp Corporation 


UK- Japan 2008
UK-Japan 2008 has been organised by the British Embassy and the British Council to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Anglo-Japanese Treaty of Amity and Commerce since January. Through UKJapan 2008 we will encourage greater bilateral partnership and collaboration in these fields by showcasing the UK's contemporary creativity in the arts, science and innovation, and in creative industries. Over 200 performances, concerts, exhibitions, symposiums, and personal exchange will be held until the end of December. 

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