Announcement: Human Aquarium’s Deep Water coming soon!

By Zoe

two women and many plastic bottles They have black skin and are of african heritage
Photo by Paul Whiteley

We are really pleased to announce Deep Water, the second phase of the Human Aquarium is coming very soon to Leeds.

We will be taking over Imagine Leeds: the Climate Action Leeds City Hub for a week in late October to launch Deep Water immersive exhibition which considers the effect of single use plastics and climate change on the world’s oceans. Following on from Human Aquarium: Beyond the Glass, our 2019 exhibition, Deep Water reflects on the important role of the world’s oceans. From the air we breathe, the water we drink and the ever increasing extremes in weather, we consider how we are inextricably linked to deep water. Deep Water explores how pollution and climate change affects people, animals and plant life across the world.

The exhibition curated by Leeds based arts organisation Yorkshire Life Aquatic contains thought provoking artworks, sound and visual installations and interactive activities developed by local and emerging Leeds Artists and Climate Activists.

It runs as part of Arts & Climate week at Imagine Leeds: The Climate Hub. During the exhibition we will be creating a sculpture from single use plastics that the public are invited to come along and add their own part to with the help of local art collective Immortal Bloom.

Deep Water is a free, family friendly immersive exhibition. Volunteers will engage with visitors and discuss the issues raised, present sustainable alternatives and provide opportunities to learn about local climate projects in their area.

There will also be a variety of free workshops and events including:
Meet the Mermaid
PET shop Project – Sea Creature Special with Immortal Bloom
Sustainable Arts in Leeds (SAIL) Members Catch-Up
Climate Conversations: What kind of world would you like to live in?
Climate Action Leeds Assembly Design your own sustainable clothing, find out more about an inclusive economy, get crafty and more!
Reuse, Reshare, Reimagine: Exploring a creative & cultural circular economy
Apocalypse Remix (Art Workshop with Edek Thompson)
Leeds Creative Timebank – Members Social
Deep Water Experience

Workshops & events full details of events and how to book are available on the website (or click the hyper links).

The free exhibition runs from 27th Oct to 3rd Nov (closed on Sunday)
Opening hours 11-5pm daily

Location: Imagine Leeds, the climate action hub in Leeds City Centre
7th Floor of City Exchange, 11 Albion Street.

Arts & Climate Week has been produced in partnership with Climate Action Leeds and Immortal Bloom, with partner support from Sustainable Arts in Leeds, Leeds Arts University, Salford University & Media City and Leeds Creative Timebank.

With thanks to generous funding from Arts Council England through National Lottery Project Grants

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