6 May 2012
Last updated at 18:36
Artist Mary Conway, from Sheffield, has won first prize in the Feeling the Pressure exhibition, staged at Rhyl by Denbighshire Arts Service. The open exhibition invited artists from around the UK to submit pieces aimed at making people "think afresh" about climate change. Mary Conway portrayed areas of the world threatened by climate change on handkerchiefs for her work Not Waving but Drowning. She says the "modest handkerchief has emotional connection with sadness, happiness, memory, disease and a souvenir of travel". She won a £400 first prize, donated by alternative energy companies TEGNI and North Wales Hydro Power.
Buckley artist Emma Preece was highly commended after creating clay peppers and aeroplanes for this work, "Food Miles," designed to highlight the issue of flying food around the world.
Tim Pugh's Read All About It is made from newspaper text, surrounding a satellite view of a snow-covered map of the UK in the harsh winter of 2010-11.
John Clark believes "gaseous excreta from animals and machines are swamping the earth's buffering capacity and exacerbating global warming".
Stuart L. Carr's photograph, Plaice in the Sun, aims to highlight the problem of water levels reducing in rivers, lakes and streams.
Susan Clark took these pictures in the USA. She says individual contributions are "minute", but essential.
Sonja Benskin Mesher chose Trawsfynydd nuclear power station - now being decommissioned - as the focus of her work.
Jane Glennie confronts the pressures she says people are under to have the latest fashions and follow trends. She asks: "are these consumer patterns ultimately affecting weather patterns and the climate?"
Simon Job says we are in an "age where it has become vital to harness the power of nature" and says his work Cumulus "ponders the poetic symbolism inherent to that process".
Simon Farid says this image is a "speculative proposal to solar panel the Sahara Desert and for the development of OLEC (Organisation of Light Exporting Countries)". All these works, and more, can be seen at the exhibition which runs at Rhyl Library and Arts Centre until 2 June.