“WATERLINES is a continuation of a conversation started in 2019 with the Wilderness Art Collective’s (WAC) first exhibition LANDLINES, exploring ‘Landscape’ at the Royal Geographical Society.”

WATERLINES will showcase the work of 21 artists from the Wilderness Art Collective. This two-week exhibition sees artists now exploring our relationship with water, our environment and water conservation.

There are more than 326 million trillion gallons of water on Earth, but less than 3 % of all this water is fresh water and of that amount, more than two-thirds is locked up in ice caps and glaciers. Although it can be comforting to think of water as a renewable resource, we must be aware of what limitless exploitation of a resource can lead to. Many parts of the world are already facing water scarcity, and it is predicted that by 2025, most countries of Africa and West Asia will face severe water scarcity due to increasing population and demands on water.

Hosted at the prestigious Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) Waterlines will run from 18th to 28th September 2024 (PV TBC). Including a ‘Voices for Water’ evening, packed full of speakers exploring our connection to water, all in aid of the Wilderness Foundation UK