Are you a Landscape Rebel?

24 May 2022

By Emma Roodhouse, Collections and Learning Curator


We’re looking for a diverse range of artists, makers, creative and environmental practitioners to take part in three different commissions, inspired by themes in the exhibition Landscape Rebels at Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich from 22nd October 2022 until 16th April 2023.

  • Landscape Rebels response is for a person or group to create a response to the local Ipswich landscape and climate crisis, alongside the exhibition themes. It also involves supporting and mentoring secondary school and post-16 aspiring artists. The budget for this is £10,000.
  • Community engagement commission is for a person or group to collaborate with Ipswich Jobcentre Plus clients to create a response to the exhibition. The budget for this is £5,000.
  • Digital commission is for a person or group to produce a sound, digital or time-based media work in partnership with an Ipswich young people’s group. The budget for this is £3,000.


A colour photograph of a taxidermy green turtle. The image is taken head on so the viewer is looking at the turtle's face with it's flippers on either side.and part of it's smooth shell is visible


Landscape Rebels will explore how human impacts, including the climate crisis, are changing the landscape. How has it been depicted by artists, makers and people from Suffolk to across the world. How can art address the climate crisis?

The exhibition brings together artworks by Turner, Constable and Monet, alongside natural history, costume, and global stories, showing the myriad of creative responses to the landscape.

The commissions will form a part of the exhibition and events programme, highlighting ways we can engage with nature, art and our landscape.


A copy of a line drawing depicting a bee hovering next to a branch with three sections of blossom


We’re seeking people with different life experiences to broaden our thinking and improve representation in the work we do. We particularly welcome applications from D/deaf, disabled and neurodivergent people, People of Colour, young people and people from lower socioeconomic backgrounds.

Are you interested? For more information and a full description please download the relevant commission brief:

For any queries, please email


A colour photograph showing a toy tank thank is coloured in a cream and green camouflage pattern

Where will your adventure start?