St John’s On Bethnal Green

200 Cambridge Heath Road, London, E2 9PA


exhibition Thursday 6-9pm, Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 12-6pm

Catriona Leahy

Pale Blue Dot Collective presents its inaugural exhibition, Rising, exploring the anthropogenic impact on our coasts and seas. The sea provides an apt metaphor for our tumultuous political times; moments of calm before stormy waves break the shoreline. As a stateless entity, it is shared by everyone, but by no means shared well. Human intervention has tampered with the natural order of things. Increasing human population, global temperatures, over-consumption and pollution are having a detrimental effect. The sea has oft been the artist’s muse but we hope to present in Rising a thoughtful, sometimes funny, but always imaginative take on the state of our oceans. And whilst doing it have as little impact on our beautiful planet as possible. The title refers not only to rising global temperatures and sea levels but also us, standing together in protest for an alternative against the politics of denial and short-term solutions, which favour financial gain over sustainability.

On the opening night Thursday 28 September, Gen doy and Lynn Dennison will perform a live performance at 7.30pm.

Screening on Friday 29 September at 6.30pm of The Morrow (2017), Katie Goodwin, 15 min; The Blind Labourer (2016) Sarah Jessica Rinland, 26 min; Slow Action (2010), Ben Rivers, 46 min; The Missed Scenery and The Missed Event (2013), Sujin Lim, 6 min; The Crossing, (2013), David Morgan-Davies, 3 min.

Pale Blue Dot Collective was formed in early 2017 by artists Katie Goodwin and Louise Beer to create environmental-themed events that encourage grassroots positive action. Focusing on UK-based emerging artists, they also invite established and international artists, scientists, thinkers and politicians to help us reach a wider audience, deepen the debate and build future collaborations.

Pale Blue Dot Collective have dedicated this exhibition to the late artist Chris Wainwright whose work and ethos the group much aspire to. 


Helen Barff, Louise Beer, David Morgan-Davies, Gen Doy, Ryan Gander Helen Goodwin, Katie Goodwin, Ellie Harrison, Hayley Harrison, Catriona Leahy, Sujin Lim, Ian Maslen, Simon Read, Jessica Sarah Rinland, Ben Rivers, Chris Wainwright


Louise Beer, Katie Goodwin