CLIMARTE acknowledges all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the traditional owners of the lands we live and work on. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. We recognise that sovereignty was never ceded and that it always was and always will be Aboriginal land.
Rebecca Mayo, Habitus, 2017. Installation view; hemp, wool, natural dyes, sand. Exhibited at Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne as part of ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2017 festival. Photographer: Mathew Stanton
CLIMARTE: Emergency Action
CLIMARTE is an initiator, an educator and a catalyst for artists and arts organisations to engage in climate-focussed and socially engaged exhibitions and events.
Established a decade ago, CLIMARTE works to harness the creative power of the arts to inform, engage and inspire action towards a fairer, zero emissions future. Underpinned by climate science, it seeks, through the arts, to amplify and mobilise public responses to the climate crisis.
As the scientific facts, data and evidence (as well as daily news reports) show, the world is already in advanced stages of a Climate Emergency. At this late stage, maintaining life as we know it on Earth requires global economies to transition to zero emissions while at the same time drawing down legacy carbon at emergency scale and speed, before 2030.
In September CLIMARTE will be opening what is understood to be the world’s first Climate Emergency gallery in Richmond (inner Melbourne). More on that soon!
STATEMENT FROM THE HEART
CLIMARTE believes it is vital for us all to confront racism. We acknowledge the reality of white privilege and recognise the historic and continuing systemic injustice and oppression of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people that corrodes Australia’s social fabric. We are sickened by the unacceptable rates of incarceration and death in custody among First Nations peoples. We urge all Australians to join us by supporting the adoption and implementation of the Uluru Statement from the Heart and for governments to immediately adopt the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody (1987-1997).
CLIMARTE stands strongly against racism in all its forms. We are humbled for the courageous and determined leadership of First Nations people and are dedicated to fighting for equality for all people of colour, Indigenous communities here and everywhere, as this is an inextricable part of the fight for climate justice.
Katie West, muhlu garrwarn: cool time hot time, 2017
Exhibited at TarraWarra Museum of Art, Healesville as part of ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2019 festival. Photo by Lucia Ross
CLIMARTE uses art to mobilise communities to demand urgent evidence-based action to address the climate emergency.
CLIMARTE collaborates with a wide range of artists, art professionals, and scientists to produce compelling programs for change.
CLIMARTE's work has been widely referenced by local and international academics, researchers and writers.
28 OCTOBER 2020
Take the day off to demand climate justice for everyone. At CLIMARTE we believe that art can activate communities to take action on climate change. But we also know that it will take more than art to persuade our governments to
22 JULY 2020
GLOBAL CLIMATE STRIKE
At CLIMARTE we believe that art can activate communities to take action on climate change. But we also know that it will take more than art to persuade our governments to take action. It takes a community to show up and tell them what we want.
4 JUNE 2020
THE ARTS: AN ESSENTIAL SERVICE
The Arts provide an essential service. During these troubled and isolated times, their contribution to our individual and collective wellbeing has never been more evident. We have all turned to books, music, poetry, performance, comedy, film, and art for