We’re really sorry, but the Grimshaw exhibition in the Art Gallery and the West Wing of the Rotunda Museum are currently closed due to water leaks following recent heavy rainfall. We’re working to open them again as soon as possible – thanks for your understanding. 

dear plants ...

4 October 2022—8 January 2023Free

A white painted room with an archway. In the next room through the archway is a building made out of wooden palettes

Woodend Gallery and Studios

Over the last six months, staff and students at Crescent Arts and Blueberry Academy Scarborough, have been working with the raised beds at Woodend, planting, observing, and creating curious artistic responses in the process. These have ranged from sound recordings, natural dying, filmmaking with plants and painting. This exhibition represents an opportunity to share things that have been learnt, and also a chance to collect plant knowledge from visitors.

dear plants… is not a statement, but a sentence, one that needs adding to, but not ending, it is a call to look, listen and learn in order to create a more positive climate future and relationship with ourselves, plant and animal life.

The exhibition was made by; Liam, Chelsea, Amelia, Brad, Seb, David, Mike, Catherine, Martha, Joel, Meg, Laurence, Hannah and the various woodend plant species.

dear plants… is kindly funded by Arts Council England, Scarborough Borough Council, The Scarborough District Children & Young People’s fund.

This exhibition has been curated by Crescent Arts, a contemporary arts organisation rooted in Scarborough.