Natural:History (a fable of progress) – or ‘oh no, we’ve killed the last unicorn’ at Gallery Oldham

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Natural:History (a fable of progress) Or ‘oh no, we’ve killed the last unicorn’ at Gallery Oldham
The Vital Insignificants (phylogeny), Richard Dawson. Image courtesy of the artist

Natural:History (a fable of progress) Or ‘oh no, we’ve killed the last unicorn’ at Gallery Oldham, Manchester, 20 April–2 June 2018, free entry - Visit now

Natural:History (a fable of progress) – Or ‘oh no, we’ve killed the last unicorn’ at Gallery Oldham by artists Richard Dawson and Jacqui Symons presents a series of works questioning humankind’s impact on, and changing relationship with the natural world from the 19th century to the present day, known as the Era of the Anthropocene.

Each artist explores themes including climate change, loss of biodiversity and extinction from an individual perspective and the exhibition incorporates a wide range of media including print, sculpture and installation to present a thought-provoking and engaging show that is the first of its kind for Gallery Oldham.

The exhibition will feature a selection of new works including a recreation of Percival Farrington’s study, a 21st century tree-drawing machine, the Dove Stone Seed Vault and a memorial to lost species. Visitors will be able to add their own plastic to the Unrecycling Device and take away their very own untruth from the Denial Machine.

Natural:History (a fable of progress) Or ‘oh no, we’ve killed the last unicorn’ at Gallery Oldham, Manchester

20 April–2 June 2018
Free entry

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