Author: Leela Schauble

ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2017 Announcement

CLIMARTE’s mission is to harness the creative power of the arts to inform, engage and inspire action on climate change, and we are very busy doing just that, preparing for the ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2017 festival which will run from 19 April to 14 May 2017.  With some twenty-eight exhibitions in Melbourne and regional Victoria, keynote presentations by leading international cultural commentators, public forum and panel sessions, workshops, bike tours, and a very special major installation that was shown during the Paris Climate Conference, ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2017 promises to be both inspirational and impactful. Make sure that you get the latest news...

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ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE The Book

PURCHASE BOOK We are proud to announce the release of our first publication. Published by Melbourne University Press. Edited by Guy Abrahams, Bronwyn Johnson, Kelly Gellatly Presenting the work of Australian and international artists, ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE explores the power of art to create the empathy, emotional engagement and cultural understanding needed to motivate meaningful change. Taking an inter-disciplinary approach, ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE, bridges the arts, humanities and sciences to explore what aesthetics might mean to global climate issues. This publication is informative, thought provoking, and beautiful. It promotes ways of thinking about art practice within today’s climate.  It raises the important questions, can art and artists...

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Poster Project 2016

CLIMARTE POSTER PROJECT 2016 Inspired by the power of creative images and words, and the US based Green Patriot Posters project, CLIMARTE has commissioned eleven Australian artists to design posters that engage the community on climate change action, and convey the strength, optimism, and urgency we need to move to a clean, renewable energy future. Artists Angela Brennan, Chris Bond, Jon Campbell, Kate Daw, Katherine Hattam, Siri Hayes, Martin King, Gabrielle de Vietri & Will Foster, Thornton Walker, Miles Howard-Wilks have created posters that speak from the heart. Each artist has imagined a completely different way to convey their...

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CLIMARTE wins 2015 Melbourne Award

CLIMARTE was announced winner of the City of Melbourne’s prestigious Melbourne Award for ‘Contribution to Environmental Sustainability by a Community Organisation’ at a ceremony at Melbourne Town Hall on Saturday 14 November. Now in its thirteenth year, the city’s most prestigious awards ceremony recognises organisations and individuals across a range of sectors that have dedicated themselves to Melbourne.   Lord Mayor Robert Doyle expressed his appreciation for the hard work of all those recognised in this year’s awards. “The Melbourne Awards acknowledge excellence and celebrate the dedication and commitment of Melburnians in their field, whether they are an individual, community group...

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Art Climate Ethics: What Role for the Arts?

Climate change is happening and we know it. Many recommend immediate and far reaching social, economic and technological responses and yet this isn’t happening. Campaigns for change have had marginal effect on our political leaders. So what, if anything, can the arts do? In 2014, CLIMARTE hosted a forum at Deakin Edge, Art Climate Ethics: What Role for the Arts? Joining the discussion was Walkley award winning journalist Rafael Epstein and a panel of speakers who include University of Melbourne Philosopher Dr Damon Young, leading Australian Artists, Mandy Martin and Fiona Hall (representing Australia at the 56thVenice Biennale in 2015) and University of Melbourne Climate Policy expert...

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