Grace of the Sun

Grace of the Sun: An art installation amid COP26 by artist Robert Montgomery, lit by Little Sun solar powered lights and made possible by green entech pioneer Octopus Energy. Credit: Philip Volkers.

Grace of the Sun is a solar powered light poem urging commitment to renewable energy at the UN climate conference (COP26). Created by Scottish artist Robert Montgomery, the artwork has been constructed using 1,000 solar powered Little Sun lights and stands 11 metres wide and 5 metres tall. The giant solar light poem will illuminate every day at sunset as a poetic beacon of hope for Glasgow.

Visit Grace of the Sun:
29th October until 12th November
Open daily 9am-5.30pm and Thursdays-Sundays 6pm-10pm
The Landing Hub on the Sustainable Glasgow Landing site
220 Broomielaw, Glasgow, G1 4RU

The installation is part of Reach for the Sun, a digital campaign that aims to engage creatives in the global transition to renewable energy and highlight the power of solar to tackle climate change. It calls for immediate investment in renewable energy on a mass scale and the acceleration of net-zero carbon emissions globally.

After the artwork’s installation in Glasgow, the work will be dismantled and the lights will join our wider efforts to provide clean, affordable solar power to the 600 million people living without electricity in Sub-Saharan Africa, where we have brought solar light and power to over 3 million people to date.

The project is enabled by global green energy tech pioneer Octopus Energy Group and supported by Montgomery’s agency MTArt Agency, specialists in sustainable art production, the first certified B Corp®️ UK company within the art sector and a member of the Gallery Climate Coalition.

“Instead of looking under the ground for #energy we should have all along been looking up. A solution is visible to us all the time, every day: the sun.” – Robert Montgomery #GraceOfTheSun #COP26