This is an old email from the Newsletter Archive of British artist Ellie Harrison first sent on 9 September 2015. Subscribe at:

Hello pals,

Ever since Two Degrees festival in 2011, I've been running the 'life-long' Early Warning Signs project. Each autumn I begin the search for four arts venues to 'adopt' one of my four 'climate change' signs to display outside their building the following year.

If you'd like to see one at your local venue, please read on for details!

Best wishes,


Spike Island GoMA Glasgow The Tetley NN Contemporary Art

Early Warning Signs:
Adopt a Sign for 2016!

Ellie Harrison's Early Warning Signs project is entering its fifth year and the artist is now seeking applications from host venues to 'adopt' one of her four 'climate change' signs in 2016.

If you're part of an arts organisation or gallery, now's your chance to follow in the footsteps of NN Contemporary Art, Spike Island, The Tetley and GoMA Glasgow who are all hosting these now familiar rotating signs this year.

Adopt a sign for 2016 and you can help Ellie Harrison in her mission to 'reduce, reuse, recycle her art', and join the growing list of prestigious venues who have already taken part, including: Beaconsfield, FACT, GoMA Glasgow, Aspex Gallery, Eastside Projects, Castlefield Gallery, Space Station Sixty-Five, Travelling Gallery, Site Gallery, Dundee Contemporary Arts, CCA Glasgow, The Hidden Gardens at Tramway, Beacon Art Project and Artsadmin's Two Degrees Festival, where it all began back in 2011.

Adopt a Sign
  • Are you part of an arts organisation or 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 display it in an outdoor public location at / near your venue during 2016.
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 30 October 2015

Please forward on these details to arts organisations / galleries you know who might be interested in adopting a sign. Help spread the word by INVITING your contacts and SHARING the Facebook Event:

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