The Great Scottish Canvas

19 October 2021 - 30 November 2021
Online Event
Culture Education
A painting of a landscape with fields, a sunset and wind turbine.

In 2021, the year Glasgow would play host to the crucial UN climate negotiations, WWF asked people across Scotland for their creative responses to the climate and nature emergencies, and their visions for the future greener, fairer Scotland they wanted to see.  

With hundreds of submissions from all over Scotland, in many languages and mediums, this exhibition is the culmination of a year of conversations and creative endeavours about climate, nature and people.  

In our virtual gallery you will find inspiring messages from today’s young people, the words of poets and writers from across Scotland, and paintings, textile, sculpture and digital pieces from artists, which in different ways, illustrate the future we hope to see for ourselves, our nature and climate, all pulled together in the Great Scottish Canvas.  

We'll be taking the Great Scottish Canvas to UN climate talks in Glasgow in November to bring the visions and voices of people all across Scotland to the table. We hope that the artwork and poetry you see in our gallery will inspire conversations about the future Scotland you want to see.

The views expressed in the artworks and their descriptions are those of the artists and writers, and do not necessarily reflect the policies and views of WWF.

The Great Scottish Canvas has been kindly supported by the Cruden Foundation, and players of People’s Postcode Lottery.  

The exhibition is curated with the support of the National Galleries of Scotland.