Gabriola: Together We Triumph | Official Partner
COVID vs Climate Change An Art Show
A commentary on how one of the world’s deadliest pandemics impacted or was impacted by one of the world’s deadliest threats.
“Climate change has already made conditions more favourable to the spread of some infectious diseases, including Lyme disease, waterborne diseases such as Vibrio parahaemolyticus, which causes vomiting and diarrhea, and mosquito-borne diseases such as malaria and dengue fever. Future risks are not easy to foretell, but climate change hits hard on several fronts that matter to when and where pathogens appear, including temperature and rainfall patterns. To help limit the risk of infectious diseases, we should do all we can to vastly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and limit global warming to 1.5 degrees.”
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health | hsph.harvard.edu
“The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting limitations on travel and other economic sectors by countries around the globe drastically decreased air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions within just a few weeks. That sudden change gave scientists an unprecedented view of results that would take regulations years to achieve.”
NASA Global Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet | climate.nasa.gov
March 17 – 19 at the Gabriola Arts & Heritage Centre
Express, through any medium, the relationship between COVID and Climate Change. Use your artistic language to engage the viewer in a discussion into a deeper understanding of how these two catastrophic events of our lifetime are intertwined.
- This is an art show for the sake of art and the sake of discussion.
- Works are not for sale, but the 12 artists chosen for the show will be paid $350 each to exhibit their work for three days.
- The work will be professionally displayed, there will be an opening night, and interested artists will be given a chance to speak about their work on Saturday.
- On Sunday, Sustainable Gabriola will build on their initiative Gabriola Climate 12-12-12 and address the topic while engaging the community in seeking solutions or, at the very least, a great discussion.
Artists are invited to submit their concept and a selection of 3-5 works for artistic reference to be considered by a panel of peers. The concept will be adjudicated on artistic merit, use of materials, understanding of the theme, and potential to evoke conversation. The submitted works will be used as a reference to the artist’s skill, creativity, and depth of the subject.
Submissions are accepted at gabriolatriumph.ca from December 7 – 28.
Successful candidates are contacted by email on January 6.
The finished work is available for photography on March 3. Delivered for the show on March 16.
Thank you for your interest in the COVID vs Climate Change art show.
The application process is now closed. A panel of experts is currently evaluating the applications, and successful applicants will be notified in early January. Check this website for more information about the show taking place in March 2023.