Art for Earth's Sake


Call for the artist's response to the state of our world

The Gallery Upstairs at Upton Country Park is putting out a call to all local artists to produce a piece of art to address what is possibly the most pressing issue of our time.

This year's Peacock OPEN will have the title "PLANET ART". The exhibition will be held at The Gallery Upstairs at Upton Country Park, Poole and will run from 28th November to Christmas 2015.

The project is open to any creative artist, living within 15 miles of Poole and work is welcome in any medium: painting, photography, sculpture, textiles, film or the written word.

A spokesman for the organisers explained: "This is a big subject and we are hoping for a big response. Artists see our world in different ways and on different scales, from the majesty of landscape to the delicacy of an insect's wing. Climate Change is a particular issue we'd like to focus on. With the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris at the same
time as the OPEN, it seems an obvious connection."

The selection panel comprises Dr Martin Price (environmental campaigner); Lucy Best (MA Fine Art); Tony Scrivener (painter BA Hons) and James Marlow (Bournemouth's Poet Laureate). Prize money will be awarded.

The exhibition is organised by Gallery managers, Poole and East Dorset Art Society. For more information, rules and an entry form, visit

email [email protected] or telephone 07906759620.