Disappearing Nature show opens in London

Syncronicity Earth – the London-based charity which aims to the most important conservation initiatives globally – is hosting the Disappearing Nature exhibition in partnership with Invisible Dust at the end of the month. The week-long exhibition unites well-known personalities from the art world in a collective effort to highlight the plight of endangered species and support life on Earth.

Alice Shirley_Freshwater Freshwater. Courtesy of Alice Shirley

The exhibition features works from some of the world’s most acclaimed contemporary artists and leading wildlife photographers – from Jeremy Deller, Marcus Coates, Zana Briski, Adam Chodzko, Dan Holdsworth, Tania Kovats, Robin Moore, Mariele Neudecker, as well as specially commissioned artworks by Alice Shirley.

African Eagle Owl,Jeremy DellerAfrican Eagle Owl, film still, English Magic, courtesy of Jeremy Deller and
the British Council commissioned for the British Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2013

Drawing the attention to the perils facing plants and species from the arctic to the deep sea, humankind’s detrimental influence as well as the the traps many people are caught in being unable to control their local environment, the exhibition urges the audience to re-imagine their relationship with nature and comment on the disappearance of many of the world’s species or the destruction of their habitats.

Robin Moore_Catch of the Day - Petit CayemitePetit Cayemite Island in Haiti. Courtesy of Robin Moore

Disappearing Nature is an attempt to influence national and international policy and decision-making, to provide information to guide actions to conserve biological diversity and to teach us to live in alignment with the mother nature preventing potentially bleak and irreversible consequences.

by Xenia Founta

Disappearing Nature is at Gallery 8, 8 Duke Street, St James’s, London SW1Y 6BN

The show opens on April 30 until May 3, 2014 from 10-6 pm

Curators: Alice Sharp, Invisible Dust and Monica Chung