17 July 2023
The Old Fire Station Café
Climate Justice: The Story of Our Time Exhibition
Dates: 13 June – 17 July 2023
Opening hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 4pm
Admission: Free to visit
In April 2023, Green Arts Oxfordshire Network held 3 events as part of Marmalade festival, bringing together Oxfordshire’s cultural organisations, artists and anybody wanting to respond creatively to the climate crisis.
In a session called ‘Climate Justice: The Story of Our Time’ at the Old Fire Station, we explored how creatives can work with climate experts to tell the most compelling stories of our time, and create a better world in the process.
This session was just the start of a much longer, ongoing conversation about how we communicate and advocate for Climate Justice in Oxfordshire. Participants heard from creatives leading change through projects locally and globally. The artworks displayed in this exhibition were created by participants in response to the session, with artist Julia Utreres. Julia has also created a risoprint zine of these artworks, free for you to take home from the Café at the Old Fire Station.
About the artist:
Julia Utreras. Printmaker, visual artist, facilitator.
Their work as an educator focuses in (re)nourishing people’s approach to image-making, encouraging play and experimentation via collages, drawings, and printmaking. They set up and run Common Books, a printing press and collaborative project working across different community groups and institutions in Oxford, facilitating the making of printed matter and the use of alternative methods to create images. Local groups include the Young Women’s Music Project, My Normal, The Old Fire Station, The Bodleian Library and the Ruskin School of Art.
Their visual work is interested in playing with perceptions of the ‘refined’ and ‘unrefined’, and what lies outside the aesthetics of a western lens.