This exhibition features 60 striking and poignant textile panels created through The Loving Earth Project, a global community initiative challenging us to open our eyes to people, places and creatures threatened by growing environmental breakdown.
To celebrate the exhibition opening, the Museum will host two textile workshops, one on Saturday 13 November and the other on Saturday 27 November.
Through The Loving Earth’s ongoing community textile project, people around the world are invited to look at something, someone or somewhere that they themselves know and love but which is endangered by environmental breakdown and climate change issues, such as coastal erosion, the melting polar icecaps, species extinctions and the decline of the bee population.
The participants then look at how their lifestyle contributes to that threat and, ultimately, what they and we can do, or are doing, to help reduce that threat.
The resulting textile panels explore varying environmental issues and challenge everyone to consider how we use the Earth’s resources and become advocates and positive examples of change.
The panels in this innovative touring exhibition have been created by people living in countries including Scotland, France and Uganda.
Other groups of panels from The Loving Earth Project will also be on display in Glasgow and other parts of Scotland during Autumn for COP26 and elsewhere thereafter.
The exhibitions are supported by the Quaker Arts Network, with financial support from the Westhill Endowment and the Edith M Ellis Trust.