This is an old email from the Newsletter Archive of British artist Ellie Harrison first sent on 26 July 2011. Subscribe at:

Early Warning Signs

Last month Ellie Harrison was invited to be resident artist at Artsadmin's festival Two Degrees, which aimed to explore the relationships between art and activism, climate change and the 'cuts'.

One of her contributions to festival was to produce a series of four of these Early Warning Signs (pictured above). Designed to mimic those you might find outside a garage, the signs were installed along Commercial Street in London for the duration of the festival from 12 - 18 June 2011.

Whilst in residence, Ellie decided that it was quite absurd (not to mention hypocritical) for an environmentally-concerned artist to produce such expensive and permanent objects for the sake of a one-week festival. So, in the interests of her new mantra 'reduce, reuse, recycle your art', she decided to make it her mission to find new homes for the signs so that they could continue 'promote' their cause long into the future.

  • Are you part of an arts organisation / gallery that would like to be seen to be actively acknowledging climate change?
  • Would you like to help create awareness / discussion about climate change in your local area?
  • Then why not take responsibility for one of the four signs by committing to displaying it in an outdoor public location at / near your venue for the next year.
Unlike adopting a human child, the application process for adopting a sign is very simple and should no take more than 5 minutes. For all the details, please visit:

DEADLINE: Friday 16 September 2011

Please do forward on these details to arts organisations / galleries you know who might be interested in adopting a sign.

reduce, reuse, recycle your art