Earth: Art of a changing world brings together the work of over thirty leading contemporary artists in order to show how art can help us to explore and debate the issues surrounding climate change. Many works in the exhibition highlight both the beauty and fragility of the natural world, leading us to think about our own impact on the environment. As the title of the exhibition suggests, our planet is already experiencing change and the exhibition also invites us to consider the cultural as well as environmental consequences of rising temperatures.
The Royal Academy of Arts Education Department has been involved in the planning and bringing together of this exhibition from its outset, and views it as an excellent opportunity to get schools and students involved with one of the most important issues of today. On these pages you will find carefully selected information about how artists are addressing climate change, and more general websites aimed to help young people and schools get involved with the related debates. We hope that students will in turn think about how they might find their own means of interpreting and communicating such global issues.
Things to think about
To download these questions in PDF format please click here (24 KB)
An Art Detectives guide has been specially created for younger visitors to use when visiting the exhibition. Pick up your free copy when you visit or download the Art Detectives here. (320 KB)
The Arts and Climate Change
Learn more about the individual artists exhibiting and their personal perspectives on climate change, as well as other artists and art organisations that engage with the issue of climate change.
Young People and Climate Change
See how your school can get involved in combating climate change, or simply find out more about the facts and research relating to climate change.