About Cape Farewell

Who We Are

In 2001 the artist David Buckland founded Cape Farewell to instigate a cultural response to climate change. Cape Farewell is now an international not-for-profit programme based in the Science Museum’s Dana Centre in London and with a North American foundation based at the MaRS centre in Toronto.

What We Do

Cape Farewell works in partnership with scientific and cultural institutions to deliver an innovative climate program of public engagement. We use the notion of expedition—Arctic, Island, Urban and Conceptual—to interrogate the scientific, social and economic realities that lead to climate disruption, and to inspire the creation of climate focused art, which is disseminated across a range of platforms: exhibitions, festivals, publications, digital media and film.

Recent Exhibitions

Major exhibitions include:

CARBON 13
31 August 2012 – 20 January 2013
Ballroom Marfa, Texas

CARBON 12
4 May – 16 September 2012
Espace Fondation EDF, Paris

U-N-F-O-L-D
Between 2010 and 2013 Unfold toured
to Beijing, New York, Chicago, Vienna, London, Falmouth, Newcastle and Liverpool

High Arctic
July 2011 – Jan 2012
National Maritime Museum, London

Earth: Art of a changing world
3 December 2009 – 31 January 2010,
The Royal Academy of Arts, London

Films and Publications

U-n-f-o-l-d, Book (2010)
Burning Ice, Film (2010), Book (1996)
Art From The Arctic, Film (2005)

Past Participants

Past artists have included:

Laurie Anderson
Leslie Feist
Antony Gormley
Brian Jungen
Martha Wainwright
Lucy & Jorge Orta
Ryuichi Sakamoto
Rachel Whiteread
Gretel Ehrlich
Sophie Calle
Jarvis Cocker
DJ Spooky
Ian McEwan
Iris Häussler
Sunand Prasad
Vikram Seth
Yann Martel
KT Tunstall

Why We Do It

The cultural shift required to build sustainable cultures will require the engagement of our best creative minds to address the causes of climate change and envisage, design and communicate resilient futures.


Cape Farewell Foundation Core Team

David Buckland – International Director
davidbuckland@capefarewell.com

Claire Sykes – Curator, Programming Director
clairesykes@capefarewell.com

Katherine Bruce – Development Director
katherinebruce@capefarewell.com


Cape Farewell Foundation Board

David Miller (Board Chair)
David Miller is the former mayor of Toronto and current President and CEO of WWF-Canada.

Ilse Treurnicht
Ilse Treurnicht is the CEO of MaRS Discovery District, a leading innovation centre located in Toronto.

Carolyn Taylor (Treasurer)
Carolyn Taylor is a start-up specialist, responsible for numerous cultural non-profits from The Word On The Street to Cape Farewell Foundation (Toronto).

Tom Rand
Tom Rand is the author of Kick the Fossil Fuel Habit and is the Cleantech advisor at MaRS Discovery District.

Robert Davies
Robert Davies is a Principal at Montgomery Sisam Architects and Board President of Environmental Defense.

Corrado Paina
Corrado Paina is the Executive Director of the Italian Chamber of Commerce of Ontario.

Nancy Vonk
Nancy Vonk is the Co-Founder of SWIM, a creative leadership lab and was the former Co-Chief Creative Officer at Ogilvy Toronto.


Carbon 14: Climate is Culture Project Team

Debby de Groot, Publicist, MDG + Associates
Justin Aitcheson, Graphic Designer
Lucas Mulder, Website Designer and Developer
Sheila Murray, Documentation Project
Susana Reisman, Documentation Project, Photography
Marc Chiasson, Sound
Colin Allison, Camera
Robin Lupita Bain, Camera
Gloria Ui Young Kim, Filmmaker
Ryan Legassicke, Construction, Installation


Contact us

Email: hello@capefarewellfoundation.com
Web: www.capefarewellfoundation.com

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This Clement World

This Clement World is a fiercely creative and charismatic tribute to our rapidly changing environment, as seen through the prism of Cynthia Hopkins’ deeply personal lens and wild cross-disciplinary style. Performed live with a 15-piece chorus and band, This Clement World blends outlandish fiction and original avant-folk songs with Hopkins’ own documentary footage from an Arctic expedition with Cape Farewell, infusing our global climate crisis with humour, poetics and urgency.

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Day of Dialogue

Participate in an afternoon of high-level balanced presentations and discussion about the impacts of climate change on Inuit communities with leading experts and stakeholders.

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Download the Exhibition Guide

Download your copy of the Carbon 14: Climate is Culture Festival and Exhibition Guide.

Multimedia Extras

View our Multimedia Extras to learn more about the issues behind Carbon 14: Climate is Culture.