Tipping point, boiling over, past the point of no return. This is Tipping Point - the exhibition at Wolverhampton Art Gallery that explores the effects of climate change.
The exhibition is full of paintings and sculptures that address the issue of global warming. For example the wind-powered knitting machine, and a set of glacial 'records', played until they melt.
Circulation desk by Lori Nix
Evocative and provoking, every piece in the exhibition makes you stop and think. When I visited it was a little unnerving seeing the worry and wonder etched on all other gallery-goers faces as they looked around. The exhibition seems to swallow you up as you seem to become embroiled in the fight against climate change whilst your standing stock still.
Wolverhampton Art Gallery have done a grand job by showing artists' response to a global issue. The exhibition makes climate change more accessible, especially for teenagers, and those who want to do something about climate change, but aren't sure how.
Art is definitely a more 'fun', informal medium that all can enjoy. The exhibition is free too, so pop in, and see whether you feel empowered to make some sort of change, or whether you'll stay as you are - an observer, and watch the world crumble.