The Ship: The Art of Climate Change

Siobhan Davies

New Poster Commission to coincide with major environmental exhibition at the Natural History Museum
3 June 2006 – 3 September 2006

Part of the following series:

Community Projects

This project is a collaboration between Platform for Art and the Natural History Museum to coincide with the exhibition The Ship:the Art of Climate Change.

The exhibition is about the project Cape Farewell, which brings artists, scientists and educators together to collectively address and raise awareness about global warming. Created by artist David Buckland, Cape Farewell has led three expeditions into the wild, beautiful and icy High Arctic, a place for artistic inspiration and scientific enquiry.

The exhibition includes works by Siobhan Davies photographed by Gautier Deblonde, which has been produced as a poster for London Underground.

Siobhan Davies Dance Company is a creative environment for dancers to develop artistically. Davies is a passionate advocate of collaboration and develops close creative relationships with artists from other disciplines, particularly music and design. Previous collaborators include Kevin Volans, David Buckland, Sasha Keir, Peter Mumford, Orlando Gough and, most recently, Max Eastley and Caryl Churchill.
She founded the Siobhan Davies Dance Company in 1988, on her return from a year in America on a Fulbright Arts Fellowship, and premiered White Man Sleeps and Wyoming at the Riverside Studios. Since 1988, she has made 20 works for the SDDC including two full-length works, Wild Air (1999) and Of oil and water (2000). She was named as one of six Creative Britons in 2000 and was awarded a CBE in the New Year’s Honours 2002 in recognition of her outstanding contribution to dance.

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