Caustic Bloom

Art for Climate Action Season At God’s House Tower - Caustic Bloom

Sunday 07 May 2023
14:00 to 15:30

Art for Climate Action is a programme that explores the role that art has to play in encouraging people to connect with environmental issues and bring about meaningful change in perceptions and behaviours, leading to climate action and climate solutions. We believe that art has the power to make change and encourage radical thinking, enabling us to imagine and build a better future together.

Join artist James Hewins to reclaim and re-wild a patch of land near GHT as part of his project, Caustic Bloom.

Re-wilding is a form of ecological restoration and conservation with an emphasis on recreating an area’s natural, uncultivated state. James’ project, Caustic Bloom encourages biodiversity in reclaimed grasslands across the city, by cultivating wild flowers.

2pm: Meet at GHT and walk for to the wildflower area, which will be very local.

2pm – 3pm: Work with James to identify which plants and grass will need removing, and which wildflowers naturally grow in the area that can be cultivated. Then roll up your sleeves and get gardening! James will lead a discussion about art, activism and the environment, sharing information about his project Caustic Bloom and potential ideas for future collaborations. He will also talk about making habitats for bees and other insects and their important rolls as pollinators, as well as the practicalities and processes involved in reclaiming land.

3pm – 3:30pm: Head back to GHT for a cuppa in the café to carry on discussions and view the exhibition, Art for Climate Action: Community Projects.


God’s House Tower, Town Quay Road
SO14 2NY
(view map)
Cost Free