By Naira Mushtaq, PG Community Ambassador for
Central Saint Martins studying MA Fine Art
The day that started out as a beautiful warm and sunny later shifting into a grey and overcast one with a hailstorm which couldn’t possibly have been more fitting background for the evening of the UAL Postgraduate Community Pop up Common Room event at the Nunnery Gallery, Bow Arts.
The exhibition Art for the Environment curated by UAL Centre for Sustainable Fashion‘s Camilla Palestra, brings together works of six artists (and UAL postgraduate alumni) whose practices explore human impact on our environment.
The UAL Art for the Environment International Residency Programme (AER) was Established in 2015, by UAL Professor for Art for the Environment Lucy Orta, the aim of the program is to provide valuable space and time to emerging artists to engage and explore themes of environment and our relationship with nature.
This exhibition Art for Environment presented a selection of work curated from past AER residencies, including film, sound and interactive installation. The event included the tour of the show by Camilla Palestra amongst the attendees were two of the participating artists Magz Hall and Nana Maiolini, along with the current resident Clemence Hemard-Hermitant and the AER 2018 recipient Helen Cawley.