14th April – 4th June

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A group exhibition and series of events looking at coasts, identities, landscapes, and climate action, with artists contextualizing the urgency of these topics through installations, video, photography and painting.

Taking its title from the Julie’s Bicycle seminar of the same name, On Loss and Damage brings together seven artists whose work puts the urgency of the climate crisis, what can be restored, and what can be lost into context through installation, video, photography and painting.

On Loss and Damage encourages visitors to take a hopeful look at the landscape, inspiring climate justice and sharing how artistic practice has, and will always continue to inform, encourage and advocate for a more holistic appreciation of what is at stake.

Mohamed Hassan, Rebecca Wyn Kelly, Alfred Sisley, Terry Setch, Durre Shahwar & Kandace Siobhan Walker, Mari Wirth. Curated by Bob Gelsthorpe

Image: Mohamed Hassan, Welsh Witnesses: Mortar Shell Castle Martin, Pembrokeshire. 2022, Print type C, Courtesy of the artist.

Audio Descriptions

Workshops and Events:


Cloudgazing: A conversation about artists’ practice and the climate crisis

Join the artist Rebecca Wyn Kelly, and her friends for a conversation that looks to unpick elements of the climate crisis, thinking about what role artistic practice can play, and what this means in Wales today.

Note: this is a Welsh event.

Saturday 13 May 2023, 2:00pm

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Lecture: The Welsh Connection with Morgan Haigh.

300 Years of Welsh Artists Abroad and Foreign in Wales. In this lecture, Art Historian Morgan Haigh will present Wales as an inspiration and homeland to artists within and beyond its borders, showing how, although small in size, Wales has always punched far above it’s weight in British and European art history.

Wednesday 24 May 2023 – 6pm


mohamed hassan, witnessing wales mortar shell castle martin, pembrokeshire. 2022, c type print, courtesy the artist.

Visual Impairment Welcome Morning

Join us as we take an audio description tour of the On Loss and Damage exhibition, free and open to everyone who is visually impaired or visually impaired, and their companions.

Thursday, 25 May 2023, 10:30 AM


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Walking and Talking with Bob Gelsthorpe

Join the Curator of the On Loss and Damage exhibition, Bob Gelsthorpe, for a walk and talk starting with a tour of the exhibition, sharing information about the exhibition’s themes, individual works, artists’ practices and all the anecdotes collected along the trip.

Thursday, 25 May 2023, 6.30pm


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Paper cutting workshop with Mari Wirth

Join artist Mari Wirth for a session exploring the themes of habitat loss and celebrating the local flora and fauna of Penarth and the surrounding areas.

Suitable for ages 11+

Thursday 1 June 2023,
11:00AM – 2:00PM


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Involve Earth: Poetry and Perspectives on Joy and Connection

Local community grower, artist and spoken word poet, Sally Hughes, invites you to take part in a conversation circle and spoken word performance.

Sat 3 June 2023, 1:00PM


The Turner House