KUUKI: the things we take for granted, but cannot live without

6 Apr 2017 – 18 Apr 2017

Event times

Monday - Sunday: 12-5pm

Cost of entry


Roper Gallery

England, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Bath Spa

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This exhibition aims to blur the line between art and activisim, highlight issues concerning the environment and raise awareness, through art, of the impact that pollution has on the world.


As the climate change movement gathers pace, artists based in the UK are joining forces by responding using their art as a platform for debate and collective awareness regarding environmental concerns. From photography that focuses on the complete disregard for the environment by individuals to sculpture that represents a changing landscape due to climate change, each response is an important statement on the desperate need for social change.

OPENING NIGHT: April 6th, 6-9pm


In Japanese kuuki (k-oo-kee) means air or atmosphere and is used colloquially in phrases such as kuuki o yomu which literally means ‘read the air,’ but can be interpreted as understanding without explicit information or the unspoken mood or feelings, or the air or atmosphere of a situation, relationship or interaction.

Kuuki is also used to refer to “the things we take for granted, but cannot live without.”


Throughout the duration of the exhibition, there will also be pop-up events, including:

Art Materials & Books Swap on Saturday 8th April, 12-5pm

ProteSTITCH Craftivism Workshops on Sunday 9th April, 12-5pm / Friday 14th April, 12-5pm

Before the flood Documentary & talk by Nikki Jones (researcher/writer of energy) on Thursday 13th April, 6-9pm

(Cover artwork by Hayley Harrison)


Ellie Mawby

Ellie Mawby

Exhibiting artists

Peter Barnard

Karen Beattie

Hong Yane Wang

Sophie Sherwood

Lucinda Burgess

Andrew Hardwick

Clare Bryden

Jo Atherton

Bethan McFadden

Bethan McFadden

Hayley Harrison

Ellie Mawby

Ellie Mawby

Katee Woods

Lorna Bode

Heather Griffin


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