Grantham Art Prize

Art and Science for Environmental Activism

26-28th April 2019

In celebration of Earth Day 2019, the Grantham Institute of Imperial College London and the Royal College of Art have teamed up to present the Grantham Art Prize – a dynamic exhibition showcasing the six winning artworks of their joint open call.

Contemporary art students from across the UK were invited to collaborate with Imperial’s leading climate and environmental researchers to propose new, interdisciplinary artworks that spark meaningful contemplation and conversation about climate change, one of the most pressing issues of our time.

Funds were awarded to develop and realise the six winning concepts, chosen by an esteemed panel of jurors:

  • Professor Maggie Dallman OBE, Vice-President of Imperial College London
  • Professor Juan Cruz, Dean of Arts & Humanities at the Royal College of Art
  • Professor Martin Siegert, Co-Director of the Grantham Institute
  • Julian Melchiorri, Artist, Inventor and CEO of Arborea

As supporters of the role of socially engaged art in environmental activism, this inaugural competition and exhibition aims to merge art, science and culture to create works that would serve as an urgent call to action in realising our collective agency as global citizens in the fight against climate change.

This exhibition took place at Imperial College’s main South Kensington site, and the visual identity and public engagement of the project was developed and powered by Visualogical.