Heart of Nature - An Exhibition for COP26

Last edited by Karen Goonewardene on 11 October 2021

Venue, Timing and Cost

St Peters Church & Ayres House Studios Wallingford
Monday, 1 November 2021 to Sunday, 14 November 2021
11am - 5pm (Closed Wednesdays)
Heart of Nature

‘Heart of Nature’ will be open from the 1st to the 14th November, over two venues in Wallingford, the Gallery & Garden at Ayres House Studios and at St Peters Church.

The exhibition grew from Septembers ‘Great Big Green Week’, and as part of the WWF ‘Just Imagine’ project -imagining different potential futures and creating art which puts nature at the heart of our decision making; to be exhibited coinciding with the Climate Change Conference in Glasgow (COP26).

Ayres House Studio artists, Emma Souter and Karen Goonewardene, ran free workshops during September, supported by the WWF, at the studios. From this process, Emma and Karen are curating an exhibition which includes work by professional artists and the public. They will be joined by other studio artists, marine conservation artist Jack Cowley (WWF Just Imagine Winner) and selected works from the hugely successful ‘Green Art Trail’; a collaboration between Watlington artists and various local environmental groups, to raise awareness of local habitats and bio diversity.

A clay community art installation ‘Please Handle With Care’, is a growing body of clay figures, individually created by the community, installed at Peters Church alongside the root sculptures and drawings of Karen Goonewardene from the 1st-2rd, and the photographs of glowing ‘Exo Earth’ planets, an exhibition by John Hailstone, from the 5th-14th.

Works from the artists and public on display in the Gallery and garden of Ayres House Studios from 1st to 14th November.

Both Venues open 11am-5pm. Closed Wednesdays.
Only a 5 minute flat walk between venues.
Parking available at both.

Further Information

Contact Details: 

St Peter's Church, 1 Thames St, Wallingford, OX10 0BJ

Ayres House Studios, Station Road, Wllingford, OX10 0JZ

Multi Artform
Crafts and Applied Arts
Outdoor Arts
Visual Arts

Accessible Events
Children and Families
Young People