A NEW thought-provoking art exhibition will open to the public next month featuring works from Winchester University staff, students and graduates and local artists.

The university will host ‘This Changes Everything’, which was inspired by the first album of the university’s music and spoken-word record label Splendid Fred.

Original paintings, drawings, music and documentary videos, performance poetry, audio-visual plays, sculptures and physical installations on the theme of climate change, will all be showcased to members of the public.

The exhibition will feature a range of works by both professional and amateur artists, including Antosh Wojcik, a Winchester graduate, lecturer and spoken word artist, and Sam Garrett, graduate, painter, and digital artist.

Works created by students from Peter Symonds College and members of Winchester Art Club will also be displayed, and charity Winchester Action on Climate Change (WinACC) will also be holding a special film screening of documentary film In Our Hands: Seeding Change, to be followed by a discussion.

The film tells the real life stories of British farmers seizing the Brexit moment to outgrow the industrial food system and create a fairer food system for all.

The exhibition was organised by Glenn Fosbraey, programme leader of creative writing and the label boss at Splendid Fred Records.

Glenn said: “Creating the album, This Changes Everything, was one small step on the way to alerting people of crucial environmental issues. This exhibition aims to build on this, bringing the local community together, through a shared love of art, in the fight against climate change.”

The full exhibition will run from 3pm to 8pm on February 3 in the university’s Stripe Building, in Sparkford Road, with In Our Hands: Seeding Change screened at 4pm.

Following on from the event, selected works will be displayed between February 4-25 in the Link Gallery.