No Arrow of Time

Following the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) held in Glasgow, No Arrow of Time brought together a group of artists making work in response to and actively engaging with climate and ecological perspectives and issues. The exhibition aimed to extend the discussions and activity taking place in the city. Running alongside this CAN (Circular Arts Network) set up a resources unit to redistribute used, spare or surplus materials; encouraging the reuse and recycling of materials used for exhibitions; whilst also exchanging labour and skills for the benefit of the local arts community. The open call set-up brought people and communities together to form a network of individuals: fostering and enabling positive action to challenge climate change in Glasgow’s creative community, the wider Glaswegian community and beyond.

Curated at Box Hub Vennel (Glasgow) in 2021
Siobhan McLaughlin, Untitled (reclaimed landscape), Pencil, acrylic paint and oil paint on mixed reclaimed materials, 190x110cm​​​​​​​
Niki Taylor and Sandy Garbut, GAIA, Photomontage, 82x32cm | ANTHROPOCENE, Photo Collage, 105x42cm | POST PURCHASE DISSONANCE, Photomontage, 78x58cm
Jess Hay, The Circus, Carpet wool and primary fabric, 200x80cm
Emily Wood, Myseatium, Mycelium, hemp, birch plywood and paper works, Installation – dimensions variable
Zsófia Jakab, Petri Dish I. (Aspergillus), Chine colle etching mounted on wood, 30x8cm
Laura Mayer, Our Ecosystem Is a Perpetuum Mobile, Oil crayon on recycled cardboard, 30x21cm
Gabriele Jogelaite, Part of Wiggleroom Series, Screen print, 42x30cm
Lorna Mackay, Home, Acrylic paint on oak blocks, Installation – dimensions variable