Invisible Dust works to bring artists and scientists together to produce artists commissions, exhibitions and events exploring environmental issues and climate change.”

Alice Sharp, Director and Curator at Invisible Dust

About Invisible Dust

Invisible Dust is a commissioning organisation that works with leading artists and scientists to produce new and exciting works of contemporary art that explore our environment. Founded in 2009 by Director and Curator Alice Sharp, our mission is to create powerful artworks and engagement programmes that spark meaningful national conversations on pressing environmental issues.

Our recent Under Her Eye Festival at The British Library was headlined by Booker-prize winning author Margaret Atwood and previous Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC Christiana Figueres. The programme enabled participants, delegates and the public alike to benefit from Invisible Dust’s nine years of interdisciplinary work between art and science, working with scientists from Oxford University and King’s College London amongst many others. Past Invisible Dust artists include Turner Prize winners Elizabeth Price and Jeremy Deller and our exhibition Offshore: Artists Explore the Sea included artists Tacita Dean, John Akomfrah, Martin Parr and Mariele Neudecker at Ferens Art Gallery and Hull Maritime Museum drawing a live audience of 400,000 as part of the Hull UK City of Culture 2017.

We are currently part of the UK wide consortium ‘Future of Our Seas’ with eight other major UK-leading marine research, engagement, advocacy and environmental arts organisations, funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). We have attracted over 2 million people to our projects and 3.2 million online through regular coverage in national and international press. 

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Above image: ‘Human Sensor’ by Kasia Molga at Manchester Piccadilly 2016, photo by Nick Harrison

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