Meltdown is a narrative on the importance of the world’s glaciers, the impact of climate change and their fate, through the prism of art, photography, and film. Featuring work from over 10 international artists from every relevant continent, this exhibition leads the viewer on a scientific, illustrative, and poetic journey of climate change and its consequences.

Each artist that collaborated on the exhibition renders their personal perspective on climate change through an array of visual mediums. French Artist Noémie Goudal challenges the notion of stability with her large-scale photographic installation printed on biodegradable paper, that disintegrates when wet whilst artists Simon Norfolk  and Klaus Thymann look at the peculiar example of the Rhône glacier being covered in geo-thermal cloth to limit the melting. USA Photographer Cory Arnold captures the sea and tidal glaciers changes in the Arctic.

This exhibition is created by the climate change charity Project Pressure who uses art as a positive touchpoint to inspire action and behavioural change. Since 2008 Project Pressure has been commissioning world-renowned artists to conduct expeditions around the world. The projects were developed and executed with scientists to ensure accuracy.

The exhibition is a narrative of the importance of glaciers and each artist has a unique take on the subject. Meltdown shows scale from the planetary level to microscopic biological impact and considers humanitarian suffering and more. Together, the artistic interpretations in Meltdown give visitors unique insights into the world’s frozen spaces, its fragile ecosystem, and our changing global climate.

Artists include: Renate Aller, Corey Arnold, Micheal Benson, Scott Conarroe, Simon Norfolk, Christopher Parson,
Peter Funch, Klaus Thymann, Noemi Goudal, Erwin can der iJSS, Adam Hinton, Norfolk and Thymann.

Proudly developed by Project Pressure.

Ko Meltdown tēnei, he whakaaturanga e pā ana ki ngā horohukapapa, ki te huringa āhuarangi me tāna whai pānga ki te ao. E whakakōrerohia ana ēnei kaupapa e ngā mahi toi, me ngā mahi whakaahua.



Whirinaki Whare Taonga, Upper Hutt

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