Art

Greenpeace fundraising exhibition

Date: Saturday, Jan 18 - Saturday, Feb 8
Venue: Alchemy 198

Gloucester Road cafe/bar/gallery/venue Alchemy 198 hosts this exhibition and pair of fundraisers for Greenpeace, in its Downstairs Gallery.

Featuring a series of amazing ocean pictures taken during the Greenpeace ship Esperanza’s epic trip from the Arctic to the Antarctic, to reveal the wonders that lie beneath the surface of our oceans and confront the threats they face.

The exhibition will launch on Saturday, January 18, 10am-4pm, with an Ocean Experience day. Greenpeace Bristol will display some amazing ocean pictures taken by photographers working for Greenpeace. Visitors will be able to explore the oceans via a special Virtual Reality Experience. In addition to viewing the photographs and virtual reality experience, visitors will also be able to send their own message urging Prime Minister Boris Johnson to send a high-ranking minister to the final round of treaty negotiations.   Younger visitors will be able to enjoy some colouring of specially designed Greenpeace posters.

There will also be a fun quiz and social evening on Thursday, February 6 (7.30pm, £3).

“It wasn’t long ago that the oceans were thought to be too vast to be permanently damaged by human actions. However, the risks posed by overfishing, deep sea mining and pollution, coupled with the growing pressures of climate change and ocean acidification, mean that ocean life is more threatened than ever before in human history.

“Scientists tell us that if we are to avoid the worst effects of climate change and safeguard wildlife, we need to protect at least 30% of our oceans by 2030.  The Greenpeace mission is to secure a Global Ocean Treaty, agreed at the UN, to protect the oceans that lie outside national waters.

Jan 18-Feb 8, Tue-Sat 11am-11pm. For more info, visit www.alchemy198.co.uk

Pictured: Blackwater image of a jellyfish in the Sargasso Sea. © Shane Cross  / Greenpeace

By steve wright, Monday, Jan 6 2020

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