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One Small Step - How to Save the World

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One Small Step – How to Save the World

 

We have all experienced the impact of climate change recently, with extreme heat, melting roads, and major wildfires.  These record temperatures are a warning of what could happen to our planet if we don’t start to address the causes of climate change immediately.

There is a lot of information available about the science of climate change, and most people want to take positive action, but not everyone will know where to start, or are overwhelmed by the scale of the issue and feel we can’t do anything to help.

But this isn’t just a problem our government needs to solve, and there are many things we can do to improve the environment and reduce our own CO2 emissions.

There are so many small steps we can take to play our part in protecting nature. From reducing food waste, repairing rather than replacing, turning off lights when not in the room, not overfilling the kettle with more water than you need, many of these actions have the added bonus of actually saving us money.

We all need to support each other on our climate action journey, and to help us with ideas the Pannett Art Gallery is encouraging people to make artworks that illustrate one small step we can take to improve the environment. These could be paintings, collage, embroidery, poetry, photography ….whatever medium you choose.  The exhibition is open to everyone and is free to enter.  The gallery will try to include all the artworks submitted as long as they promote One Small Step to reduce climate change.

Artworks should be A4 or A3 and need to be delivered to the gallery by 7th August.

You can find further details in the NEWS section on the Pannett Art Gallery website

www.pannettartgallery.org/how-to-save-the-world-one-small-step-at-a-time

The Pannett Art Gallery want people to make a promise to do something, however small, to help fight climate change.   We would love you to take a photo of your action – such as putting your plastics in the recycling bin, catching the bus, switching off the lights, turning your thermostat down, composting – the range of actions is endless.  Then post the pictures of yourself carrying out your actions on Instagram using the following hashtags   #OneSmallStepWhitby     #pannettartgallery

If you don’t have Instagram then the gallery can post it for you. Email the picture with your name and promise to Helen Berry at [email protected]

(By posting or sending images, you are agreeing to their use on Pannett Art Gallery Social media and they may be used as part of an evaluation of the One Small Step project with funders, Sirius Minerals.)

Let’s see how much of a difference the people of Whitby can make – One Small Step at a time.

The exhibition is at the Pannett Art Gallery in the beautiful Pannett Park from 23rd August – 9th October 2022.  The gallery is open 10am – 4.30pm Tuesday – Sunday. Last admission is half an hour before closing.

The safety of our visitors is tremendously important to us and therefore hand sanitiser available at the entrance and in the gallery.  Visitors are encouraged to wear a mask.

Admission to the gallery is Free.

Opening times may be subject to change, please check before visiting.

 

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Two Roses for Peace

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Two Roses for Peace at the Pannett Art Gallery

A beautiful sculpture of a stem rose, on loan from the Imperial War Museums, is on display at the Pannett Art Gallery, Whitby.

This Peace Rose was designed by Argentinian craftsman, Juan Carlos Pallarols, a master silversmith with over 60 years of experience in the art of silversmithing.

Juan Carlos Pallarols initiated the process of forging remnants of the 1982 Falklands conflict into the Roses for Peace at his workshop in San Telmo, Buenos Aires. Using smelted shell casings and bullets Pallarols and his volunteers created handcrafted roses in tribute to the men and women who lost their lives. This repurposing of military material for artworks is an idea similar to ‘trench art’.

Aiming to help with the reconciliation process between Britain and Argentina, and in remembrance of the fallen, Peace Roses have been presented at key locations, including the Argentine Cemetery in Darwin, the British Cemetery in San Carlos and the Historic Dockyard Museum in Stanley.

This Peace Rose was presented to Imperial War Museums in November 2017 by the Argentine Ambassador to the UK, in the presence of a representative of Juan Carlos Pallarols.  It is on loan from Imperial War Museums as part of the commemorations of the 40th anniversary of the Falklands Conflict.

Chair of the Pannett Art Gallery Committee, Councilor Linda Wild said “We are really pleased that this fabulous sculpture is on display in the Pannett Art Gallery. We are delighted that the Imperial War Museums chose Whitby, as a town twinned with Stanley in the Falklands, to exhibit this beautiful rose to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Falklands Conflict.”

Video available here The Peace Rose

This is a unique opportunity for local people and visitors to Whitby to see an object from a National Collection on our own doorstep.

The Peace Rose is on display until the end of July and admission to the art gallery is free.  Do make sure you don’t miss the opportunity to see this wonderful symbol of Peace and Reconciliation.

 

The gallery is open 10am – 4.30pm Tuesday – Sunday. Last admission is half an hour before closing.

The safety of our visitors is tremendously important to us and therefore hand sanitiser available at the entrance and in the gallery.  Visitors are encouraged to wear a mask.

Admission to the gallery is Free.

Opening times may be subject to change, please check before visiting.

 

The Peace Rose
Peace Rose in the gallery