At the core of our work is the vision to support our local habitat, both the built and natural environment.

One of the ways we have worked to achieve this is through supporting partner organisations such as WWF.

The Picture England exhibition was promoting positive visions of our future countryside through sharing experiences of local people impacted by climate change.

We were proud to work with WWF and landscape artist Jane Skingley on an exhibition entitled “Picture England”. Originally exhibited at the Houses of Parliament, WinACC brought the exhibition to the University of Winchester in June and July the following year.

Featuring Jane’s paintings, photographs and text, the exhibition presented a positive vision of our countryside in the face of climate change. People in south-east England whose lives have been affected by the changing climate shared their love of their local, natural environment – including the River Itchen and Meon Valley – and their work to protect and restore it for the benefit of present and future generations. Based on those conversations, Jane painted five landscapes to depict the beauty of these places and to inspire action to continue to protect the environment for the future. With its local theme it felt appropriate to bring this exhibition to the University of Winchester, and encourage people to reconnect with the natural environment.

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