Wilfred Ukpong: Niger-Delta / Future-Cosmos

Exhibition Classroom Guide

Wilfred Ukpong: Niger-Delta / Future-Cosmos

16 Feb – 1 Jun 2024

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A new exhibition on environmental crisis in the Niger Delta, and how artmaking can be used as a tool for social empowerment


UK schools and colleges, KS 2-5



A free classroom guide to use before, during and after your class visit to Autograph


Art & Design, Photography, Media Studies

ABOUT THE resource

Utilising aspects of Afrofuturism and mysticism, artist Wilfred Ukpong creates compelling and poetic reflections on the crisis of environmental degradation and exploitation in the Niger Delta. His new exhibition Niger-Delta / Future-Cosmos is at Autograph this spring.

Bringing your class to Autograph to see the exhibition?
Download our exhibition classroom guide to support your student's learning before, during and after their visit. The resource contains prompts, discussion points and ways to engage with the artwork and themes in the exhibition. Some activities take place at the gallery, and Autograph is able to provide free materials for this, just mention it when you book your class visit or get in touch at learning@autograph-abp.co.uk before your visit.

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exhibition information


Rivington Place
London EC2A 3BA, UK


The exhibition is at Autograph 16 February – 1 June 2024

opening hours

Wed, Fri: 11am - 6pm
Thur: 11am - 9pm
Sat: 12:30-6pm

Find out more about the exhibition

Wilfred Ukpong's visual meditations on the environmental crisis in the Niger Delta.

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Self-led class visit

Bring your class to Autograph at a time that suits you. You can see the exhibition and request to use our Education Studio for self-led discussion during your visit.

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Guided exhibition tour with staff

Your class will be greeted by gallery staff for an introduction to Autograph and a guided tour. You can also request to use our dedicated Education Studio.

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more resources online

Afrofuturism, Mysticism and Climate Justice

Online gallery of Wilfred Ukpong's work

View gallery

From the Niger Delta to Southall

Selina Nwulu considers the issues that bind the struggles for racial and climate justice

Read blog post

African Cosmologies playlist

Lose yourself (or, perhaps, find yourself) in this playlist curated by Mark Sealy



This resource pack was made with Creative Facilitator Elle Andrews.

Banner image: Wilfred Ukpong: Niger-Delta / Future-Cosmos exhibition at Autograph. 16 February - 1 June 2024. Curated by Mark Sealy. Photograph by Kate Elliott.

Images on page: 1) Wilfred Ukpong, Strongly, We Believe In the Power of this Motile Thing That Will Take Us There #2, 2017. From the series Blazing Century 1: Niger-Delta/Future-Cosmos. Courtesy of the artist and Blazing Century Studios. 2) Wilfred Ukpong. Courtesy the artist. 3) Autograph. Photograph by Zoë Maxwell.