Here at ArtWorks Together, sustainability and being friendly to our planet are incredibly important to us. Sustainability is the ability to exist and develop without depleting natural resources for the future.
There are many ways to be sustainable and one of those is by maintaining a low carbon footprint. A carbon footprint is the total amount of greenhouse gases that are generated by our actions. If you've ever wondered about your personal carbon footprint, the WWF has its own footprint calculator, which you can find here.
Transport and shipping creates large amounts of carbon emissions and pollutants, leaving behind a huge carbon footprint. Wanting to open up our exhibition to an international audience meant we had to look into how to we could do this in an earth-friendly way by avoiding large amounts of shipping, while ensuring maximum exposure for our artists. This was how our immersive virtual gallery was born.
The work of shortlisted international applicants will be displayed in an online 3D exhibition, which can be viewed worldwide. The virtual exhibition will feature several rooms filled with high resolution images and descriptions of the work. This creates an immersive experience as you navigate through the space. The work will also be projected inside Wentworth Woodhouse during the exhibition.
This medium proved to be hugely popular during our 2021 exhibition, with the virtual gallery gaining large amounts of traffic. Take a look at our 2021 virtual tour and talk through the space over on our Youtube. We can't wait to do it all over again!
Want to see more about sustainability and the arts?
Our parent company ArtWorks SY has overseen a number of projects looking into preserving the future of our planet.
Most recently, they put on a catwalk which aimed to highlight issues of fast fashion and unsustainable practices in the textile industries. Watch the highlights below!
Another fantastic project was Survival! Now! This evocative campaign saw artists creating incredible Papier-mâché endangered animals and taking them out to the streets to protest extinction.