Special Projects

Weather Reports

Image: Josh Jensen

Fogo Island Arts recently announced a new weather station on Fogo Island by artist Liam Gillick as part of the World Weather Network (WWN), a ground-breaking constellation of “weather stations” located across the world in oceans, deserts, mountains, farmland, rainforests, observatories, lighthouses and cities. WWN is comprised of artists and writers from twenty-eight arts organizations from across the world.

Liam Gillick’s A Variability Quantifier (The Fogo Island Red Weather Station)2022 is an artwork that functions as an operational weather station for Fogo Island. It gathers local weather data and is a place for education, reflection, and discussion. The site and work are open and people are encouraged to visit the weather station.

Live Weather Reports are available alongside an ongoing series of programmes and events regularly updated below:

Past Events:

WWII Weather Station “Kurt”: A talk by Susan Schuppli
Saturday, February 11, 2023 | Digital Talk (available online)

Cooking Sections: CLIMAVORE
Tuesday, 23 May at 5:30pm | Orange Lodge, Barr’d Islands, Fogo Island

Katie Lawson: Curator’s Talk
Saturday, 22 July at 2pm | Orange Lodge, Barr’d Islands, Fogo Island

Meltwater: Opening Panel Discussion with Ashoona Ashoona, Alexa Hatanaka, and Katherine Takpannie
Thursday, 17 August at 5:00pm | Gathering Hall, Joe Batt’s Arm, Fogo Island

Observations with Geologist Peter Croal
Friday, 18 August 2023, 10am | Fogo Island Red Weather Station
Friday, 18 August 2023, 6pm | Fogo Island Inn, Cinema

Stone Impressions with Alexa Hatanaka and Peter Croal  
Saturday, 19 August 2023, 3pm | Oliver’s Cove, Tilting, Newfoundland & Labrador

Steve Morison: An Introduction to Climate Change
Thursday, 5 October at 6pm | Orange Lodge, Barr’d Islands, Fogo Island

Tak Pham: Curator’s Talk
Friday, 17 November at 5pm | Orange Lodge, Barr’d Islands, Fogo Island

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts 



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