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Event National Museum of Scotland

Spotlight On: Rising Tide

7 Dec 2023
14:00 - 15:00

Auditorium, Level 1


Adult/Over 60s: £3

Members/Student/Unemployed/Disabled/Young Scot*: £2

*Valid ID required. Carers of disabled people free.

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© Still from Holding On by Angela Tiatia, image courtesy of the artist and Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney

© Still from Holding On by Angela Tiatia, image courtesy of the artist and Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney

Explore the relationship between art and environmental activism with Dr Ali Clark, curator of our exhibition Rising Tide: Art and Environment in Oceania.

The immersive Rising Tide: Art and Environment in Oceania exhibition delves into the most important and pressing issue of our time, humanity’s damaging relationship with planet Earth. This urgent issue is felt especially deeply in Australia and the Pacific Islands where sea levels are rising due to climate change and the oceans are filling with plastic.

In this event, join Dr Ali Clark as she explores how contemporary Indigenous Australian and Pacific Islander artists are responding to the climate crisis with works that showcase the strength and resilience of their diverse communities. Highlighting examples from the exhibition, Dr Clark will consider our relationship with the natural environment and the use of art as protest, followed by a live audience Q&A.

This event is suitable for age 14+.

Q and A

After the presentation there will be time for audience questions, submitted digitally via mobile phone. Full details will be explained on the day. Questions can also be submitted in advance by emailing

Getting here

Enter the museum from the main public entrance on Chambers Street.   

National Museum of Scotland 
Chambers Street 

Map and directions

This event will be held in the Auditorium, just behind the Collecting Stories gallery, on Level 1.


We want everyone who comes to our museums to enjoy their time with us and make the most of their visit.

  • There is level access to the Museum via the main doors to the Entrance Hall on Chambers Street and the Tower entrance at the corner of Chambers Street and George IV Bridge.
  • Lifts are available to all floors and accessible toilets are available on most floors, as well as a Changing Places (U) toilet in the Entrance Hall on Level 0.
  • There is an induction loop in the Auditorium.
  • Guide dogs, hearing dogs and other recognised assistance dogs are admitted.
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This event was made possible with Art Fund support.

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