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rising
..................................... Rising addresses issues whose tragic consequences we have seen all too clearly recently. The calm serenity of the nineteenth century paintings in this gallery which show water is in direct contrast to the hideous destruction that can result from floods or the anguish caused by drought. Global warming and its effects are concerns that touch us all and yet are often ignored. The objects on the glass shelves above the paintings are those which are recommended to be taken to the upper floors of a building in the event of flooding. Although all are very practical items, they do not adequately reflect the trauma that affects flood victims. .....................................