The ‘Ten Years to Save the World’ exhibition is coming to MediaCity from December 7th 2021 to January 14th 2022. The exhibition is a showcase of comic artwork and storytelling in response to the climate crisis by leading comic artists in the UK and the Philippines.

‘Ten Years to Save the World’ demonstrates the power of comics to stimulate climate change action. Aimed at 18 to 24 year olds, but with a powerful message for us all, the project is a collaboration between The Lakes International Comic Art Festival, Komiket in the Philippines and climate change communications specialists Creative Concern.

‘Ten Years to Save the World’ is supported by the British Council’s Creative Commissions programme, a series of creative commissions exploring climate change through art, science and digital technology as part of The Climate Connection global initiative.

The exhibition is an incredible showcase for the diversity and power of comics. Crucially, the work has been informed and shaped by young people from both countries, who took part in online discussions to develop the brief for the artists.

The exhibition features ten internationally celebrated artists – Manix Abrera, Kajo Baldisimo with Budjette Tan, Sayra Begum, Darren Cullen, Ren Galeno, Emiliana Kampilan, Kevin Eric Raymundo, Zoom Rockman, Jack Teagle and Clarice Tudor.

The Ten Years to Save the World comics can also be read and shared for free online at

Julie Tait, Director, The Lakes International Comic Art Festival said: “We believe comics can change the world! The project has an urgent message, we have ten years to make the big changes required to save our planet, it’s as simple as that. This digital anthology we hope demonstrates the important role art and specifically comic art can play in responding to the climate crisis. The partners in this project believe that comics can change the world and now, more than ever, we need to use their strength as a force for good.”

Rosanna Lewis, Creative Commissions Lead, British Council said: “The Creative Commissions are an impressive set of unique and bespoke projects addressing climate-related challenges from around the world. The British Council is honoured to work with 10 Years to Save the World, as talented and passionate partners to raise awareness of climate change and the role of arts and culture to address shared global challenges.”

Chris Dessent of climate change communications agency Creative Concern said: “Comics are the perfect art form to tackle the most pressing issues of our time. We want people to read and share these comics and the big issues they explore. Our hope is that this will lead to more climate action and more engagement in these urgent issues.”

The ‘Ten Years to Save the World’ comics tackle some of the most pressing issues of our time including ocean pollution, deforestation, plastics, green washing, corporate corruption, climate justice and the anxiety caused from living with the realities of climate change.

The free exhibition is being held at the Open Centre, MediaCity, Salford, M50 2NT and is open from Mon – Thursday – 9am to 8.30pm and Fri – Sunday – 9am to 10pm.


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