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An exhibition of works related to climate change has opened at Aberystwyth University’s School of Art.

Art+Science, a Ceredigion-based charity dedicated to using the arts to raise awareness of climate change, has been running an annual competition for students from HE and FE art schools and colleges in Ceredigion for the past two years.

Robert Davies, speaking on behalf of Art+Science, explains: “Each year we invite students to create a work of art, in any medium (film, painting, photography, fashion, textile, etc. .) which relates to climate change and the human impacts that we see.

This year’s competition was titled ‘+Positive’ and asked for work that celebrates positive responses to climate change or mitigations to offset human activity.

A number of finalists have been selected to exhibit their work at Aberystwyth University School of Art.

The annual Gwenllian Ashley Art Prize, named in memory of the beloved art curator, was presented at the opening event (as the Cambrian News goes to press).

The exhibition will also present the works of the finalists of the 2021 competition. A total of 18 students will exhibit their works. This thought-provoking exhibition runs until June 14 and the public is invited to view the work of new artists with a vision for a better future.

As well as the ‘+Positive’ exhibition, Art+Science is involved in a variety of activities to help raise awareness of climate change, including working with primary school-aged children in Ceredigion and Powys. Specialized teachers offer specifically targeted courses, workshops and field trips to promote a clear understanding of the science behind climate change, the challenges ahead and to stimulate creative responses from our young students, with an emphasis about a positive change for the future.

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