A THOUGHT-PROVOKING and eye-catching exhibition about the climate emergency is set to open at Leigh’s Turnpike Gallery.

Created and inspired by borough-based young artists, ‘Climate. Emergency. Hope’ explores both the threat posed by, and solutions for, climate change through photography, video and 2D art.

A climate-friendly approach was taken to creating the exhibition with repurposed timber, old paint and LED lighting all used by the artists.

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Leigh Journal: The exhibition explores the threat of climate change as well as solutionsThe exhibition explores the threat of climate change as well as solutions (Image: Turnpike Gallery)

James Winterbottom, director for strategy and innovation at Wigan Council, said: “Climate change is a threat facing us all and I’m really pleased that our incredible young people have been able to respond with hope by putting together such a brilliant exhibition which shines a light on the issue.

“They have been working on the project since October and to see it come to life is absolutely fantastic, highlighting the need for all of us to act now to protect future generations.”

The Gallery’s young curator group is facilitated by creative practitioner, Liz Postlethwaite.

Arising from discussions, workshops, gallery and studio visits, the exhibition aims to platform young people’s feelings and perspectives on the climate crisis through the work of artists.

The exhibition launch will take place on Saturday, April 15, from 1pm to 3pm, and will run until June 2023.