Marc Roberts has produced thousand of brilliant illustrations for Manchester Climate Fortnightly, Manchester Climate Monthly and other climate/food/activism projects. He usually does this at something just under the speed of light.
He has an exhibition of his art-work (also brilliant) coming up in Prestwich over the next few weeks. See this below re-posted from PrestwichLife.
Local artist, Marc Roberts is set launch his first fine art exhibition this February, at The Studio in Prestwich.
The collection of work, titled ‘Back to the Garden’ is quite a departure from Marc’s usual work as a cartoonist and illustrator, whose work usually graces the pages of New Internationalist and Ethical Consumer.
He says, “As an illustrator, the desire to explore and produce new and diverse work is always there – and this collection is a fresh expression of that urge to create.”
Marc, who has lived in Prestwich for 20 years, is also a prominent artist, writer and contributory blogger on climate change, social change, green issues and eco-politics. So much so, the New York Times’ journalist, Andy Revkin affirms Marc as: “The world’s best – and only – cartoonist to focus almost exclusively on climate humour.”
This pro-environmentalist edge inevitably finds itself in his work and ‘Back to the Garden’ is a new manifestation of Marc’s outlook on the world.
In his own words, Marc invites us to: “Step back from the obsessions of the modern world and see things in a more archetypal way. I hope that people will take a sense of continuity: that we still strive to understand the same things we always did.”
‘Back to the Garden’ launches on Wednesday 5th February 2014 at 7.30pm.
The Studio, Bailey Street, Prestwich, M25 1HQ
Wednesday 12th and 19th February from 2.00pm-4.00pm
Friday 7th, 14th and 21st February from 10.00am-12.30pm.
To arrange alternative viewing please call David on 07740 940695