ART FOR YOUR WORLD: WWF-UK, 2021

Art For Your World is a new campaign devised and produced by Artwise for WWF, to mobilise and unite the art world in the fight against the climate crisis. 

 

The campaign #ArtForYourWorld will run on Instagram from September through to November to align with COP26  (26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties taking place 1–12 November in Glasgow)  - the defining moment for our future and the health of our planet. 

 

From practising artists to commercial galleries, cultural centres to museums and beyond, this is a wide call to action for the cultural sector to come together with a united voice to say that climate change matters and we must act now.

 

The funds raised by Art For Your World will be used to support key areas of WWF’s work that contribute to combatting dangerous climate change, such as: halting deforestation; supporting communities; restoring trees and forests; replanting seagrass meadows; protecting endangered species; and promoting sustainable lifestyles.

 

Key Moments in the Campaign to Watch Out For

 

Tracey Emin, Jadé Fadojutimi, Anish Kapoor, Vera Lutter, Jessica Rankin, Bob and Roberta Smith, Gavin Turk and Rose Wylie are among the contemporary artists pledging their commitment to the Art For Your World movement by donating a work for sale at the Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Day Auction, with proceeds donated to WWF.  The online auction will run from 8-15 October. 

 

In early October, Art For Your World will be releasing three specially commissioned, limited edition prints by artists Chila Kumari Singh Burman, Heather Phillipson and Bob and Roberta Smith. The prints will be available for sale via our collaborators Rise Art. For more information and updates on when the prints will be available, please follow @artforyourworld on Instagram.

 

Images of all the donated and commissioned works will be on view in a larger-than-life format from 27 September until 10 October, where Art For Your World will be resident in Oxford Street filling the external façade on Flannels London Flagship store in collaboration with W1 Curates. 

 

On 5 November, museums are invited to draw attention to COP26 by turning their buildings green, if they have the infrastructure to do so sustainably. On the same day, participants will simultaneously post about Art For Your World on Instagram, in order to raise awareness and unity within the sector. Art galleries will donate portions of their November sales to Art For Your World.

 

The growing list of art galleries participating in Art for Your World includes: Almine Rech, Aleph Contemporary, Edel Assanti, Gagosian, Galeria Jaqueline Martins, Gillian Jason Gallery, Hauser & Wirth, Hosfelt Gallery, Ingleby Gallery, Kate MacGarry, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, Lehmann Maupin, Lisson Gallery, Marianne Boesky, Maureen Paley, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, Thaddaeus Ropac, Thomas Dane Gallery, TJ Boulting, Union Gallery, Victoria Miro, Volte Art Projects, White Cube, and Zagut Gallery.


The growing list of museums and cultural institutions participating in Art for Your World includes: Chiswick House & Gardens, Dundee Contemporary Art Centre, Focal Point