Call for Submissions: The Tip of the Iceberg

Deadline: November 15

“Canada’s Changing Climate”, a report published in 2019 by the Government of Canada, linked climate change (temperature increases, changes in precipitation, climate extremes, fresh water availability, and sea level rise), to an increase in greenhouse gasses. We see the effects of Climate change in terms of disrupted weather patterns and habitats, global warming and other factors. However, like the tip of an iceberg, these are only the most visible aspects of a change that extends to problems like oceanic acidity, rising sea levels and thawing permafrost – not to mention countless social, political, and economic impacts. Undoubtedly, the poorest and most vulnerable are at increased risk to the effects of climate change; effects that are disproportionately felt by people who identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour).

This exhibition is presented at the same time as work by Montreal-based artist, Lenka Novakova, who is working with The Arctic Culture Lab in Greenland to produce an exhibition titled Conversations with Landscapes: Ocean, Ice and the Weather, as a way to help generate awareness on climate change. Artists from across BC are invited to submit visual art in any medium that considers the impact of climate change, and/ or proposes solutions to the problems of climate change, ranging from the political, to the theoretical, to the practical.

To Apply:

All submissions must be received no later than 12:00am on Monday, November 16th, 2020. Please ensure your images accurately represent your finished artwork. Exhibition dates are January 21st – April 11th, 2021 (subject to change).