Greenhead artwork to feature as part of Oxfam’s Climate Justice Campaign at Glastonbury Festival

We’re excited to reveal that we have been selected to feature at Oxfam’s Climate Justice Campaign at this year’s Glastonbury Festival.

In 2022, Greenhead College supported the Oxfam Climate Justice Postcard campaign where students and staff wrote postcards to the Climate Negotiators at COP27 in a bid to encourage them to commit to climate justice.

Following this, we are proud to reveal that we were chosen as one of 25 schools and colleges nationwide to produce a large banner for display in the interstage zone at this year’s Glastonbury Festival, forming part of Oxfam’s campaign.

Before half term, our A Level Art and Design students worked together with Greenhead Alumnus Jakob Morris from @Morris_Arts,  a student from Chelsea College of Arts in London to produce the banner.

Head of Art, Rachel Lumb said: “It has been a great experience for our students working on a large-scale and powerful banner for such an epic festival.”

The issue relating to Climate Justice they have concentrated on is that of gender.

The UN indicates that 80 percent of people displaced by climate change are women and girls. Natural disasters and heightened conflict due to climate disasters increase competition for resources and leave women, girls, and gender-diverse individuals at risk of displacement, in addition to violence and food insecurity.

They wanted the image to be that of strength in the face of adversity which women always have to develop. We didn’t want the woman to depicted as a ‘victim’ but an image that instils feelings of hope and change. The woman featured on the banner is a survivor of drought but also hopefully a survivor of climate change and the inherent injustice and an aspiration of hope.