David Buckland is an artist and Director of Cape Farewell. Since 2001 David Buckland has created and now directs the Cape Farewell project, bringing artists, scientists and educators together to collectively address and raise awareness about climate change.
The artists have already been the subjects of a film for The Culture Show and a BBC documentary. The art resulting from these fruitful journeys has been shown at the Natural History Museum, London, the Liverpool Biennial and the Sage Gateshead, Newcastle.
David is a designer, artist and filmmaker whose lens-based works have been exhibited in numerous galleries in London, Paris and New York and collected by the National Portrait Gallery, London, the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, the Metropolitan Museum, New York and the Getty Collection, Los Angeles amongst others. In 1999 David presented a one-man show of digitally mastered portraits of performers at Londons National Portrait Gallery, which attracted over 100,000 visitors. Three new commissions, all in the USA, from MasterCard, Vanguard Insurance and Royal Caribbean have just been completed. Each entailed huge digital constructions on glass for the new atriums of each company.