Extinction Rebellion to hold exhibition in Oxford

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Extinction Rebellion artwork
Extinction Rebellion artwork

Artwork and protest materials created by environmental activism group Extinction Rebellion will go on display at an exhibition in Oxford.

The pieces include a huge moth, Myrtle the Turtle and a white elephant called Nellie, as well as colourful banners, flags and video footage of climate activism.

REBEL for LIFE is a multimedia exhibition of the work of Extinction Rebellion Oxford’s Arts group and will take place at the Old Fire Station from September 23 until October 15.

Oxford Mail: Nellie the white elephant
Oxford Mail: Nellie the white elephant

Nellie the white elephant

A spokesperson for the Arts Group said: “Creativity is central to XR protests and in Oxford many of us needed an outlet for our fears and concerns over the continuing lack of governmental action towards reducing the carbon output of this country.

“This exhibition is an attempt to present to the public the rage we feel about the inaction over the terrifying prospect that now faces humanity, together with the love that is a core value of XR and the only way that we believe we can, with people from all over the world, find our way into the future.”

Oxford Mail: Artwork and protest material created by Extinction Rebellion
Oxford Mail: Artwork and protest material created by Extinction Rebellion

Artwork and protest material created by Extinction Rebellion

The opening event will be today (September 23) from 5pm to 7pm, with talks by Extinction Rebellion leaders and local rebels, and a samba band.

Tomorrow (September 24), there will be a day of family-friendly interactive workshops, with lino and block printing, talks and invitations to conversations about the climate emergency.

On Wednesdays and Saturdays during the three weeks of the exhibition there will be market stalls outside the Fire Station, with tote bags, flags and badges, and activities such as card printing.

Oxford Mail: Artwork created by Extinction Rebellion
Oxford Mail: Artwork created by Extinction Rebellion

Artwork created by Extinction Rebellion

REBEL for LIFE will be open at the Upper Gallery of the Old Fire Station in George Street between September 23 and October 15.

Open hours are Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 4pm (until 7pm on Thursdays)

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This story was written by Sophie Perry. She joined the team in 2021 as a digital reporter.

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