© Nii Obodai, Big Dreams – Life Built on Gold, photograph, 2018.
In his commission for Surroundings, photographer Nii Obodai is investigating themes of climate change, globalisation and migration. Working with arts and environmental agency Invisible Dust, this new body of work questions the extremes to which we have pushed our environment. He will be exploring and reflecting the evidence of the impacts of Climate Change from around the world in the apparently verdant surrounding of the East Riding of Yorkshire.
Surroundings is produced by the Humber Museums Partnership (HMP), Hull, East Riding and North Lincolnshire in partnership with Invisible Dust. Launching in 2017 – the year of Hull City of Culture – the programme includes international public art commissions with an environmental theme, a young curator’s project, residencies and exhibitions. Each year has a different but interrelating theme – Food, Migration and Landscape respectively. It is funded by Arts Council England through Ambitions for Excellence and Wellcome Trust Sustaining Excellence.