Climate Guardian Angels descend on Paris

As the Paris Climate Conference begins and CLIMARTE makes its way over to attend ArtCOP21, our very own Board Member Deborah Hart’s ClimActs theatre troupe have already begun bringing powerful images of hope to the City of Light. The Climate Guardian Angels know that Paris officials are wary of public activities following the recent terrible events, however they are also determined to ensure that the voices demanding ambitious action on climate change are not silenced. ‘We’re peaceful demonstrators, but if civil disobedience is required to get our message across we’re not afraid of the consequences,” said Hart. “You can...

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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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William L. Fox Special Address at NGV

Into the Anthroposcenic In this special address, William L. Fox (Director of the Centre for Art + Environment at the Nevada Museum of Art) will trace how artists and architects are shaping the most important debate of the early 21st century; a debate not of whether to geo-engineer the planet, but how we will change the way in which we are going about this global project. Where: National Gallery of Victoria International, 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, Clemenger BBDO Auditorium (enter north entrance, via Arts centre forecourt). When: Wednesday 4 November. Doors open at 6pm for 6:15pm start. Entry...

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CLIMARTE – Finalist in the 2015 Melbourne Awards

CLIMARTE is a finalist in the 2015 Melbourne Awards. 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 congratulated the individuals and organisations shortlisted. “People and organisations are the real heart and soul of cities and, as the most liveable city in the world for five consecutive years, we have some really impressive ones right here in Melbourne,” the Lord Mayor said. “This year’s Melbourne Awards finalists are all exemplary: their achievements, passion and dedication deserve this recognition.” CLIMARTE has been nominated for the ART+CLIMATE =CHANGE 2015 festival as a Contribution to Environmental Sustainability by a Community Organisation....

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CLIMARTE in New York!

A View from the Cloud, New York City, September 14, 2015 6:30–9:00pm Counting One to Four: Nature morte CLIMARTE has been officially invited to take part in the New York launch of A View from the Cloud, at the Dag Hammarskjold Plaza – “The Gateway to the United Nations”, 47th street between First and Second Avenues. The event will feature work by international artists and designers and is co-produced by World Council of Peoples for the United Nations and the Streaming Museum, NYC. CLIMARTE are very excited to have the opportunity to curate an exhibition by leading Australia artist...

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V&P 2040 Low Carbon Futures

V&P 2040 Low Carbon Futures CLIMARTE’s Guy Abrahams is one of a number of people interviewed in this short video that gives insights into what our cities might look like as we move towards a low-carbon Australia. Produced by the Victorian Eco-innovation Lab at the University of Melbourne, Visions, Scenarios and Pathways for Low-Carbon Resilient Futures in Australian Cities is a project that combines research with a range of creative engagement strategies to develop visions and scenarios for Australian cities in...

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Breaking News: Our CLIMARTE Ambassadors

We are delighted to announce the appointment of our CLIMARTE Ambassadors: For over 50 years, Peter Doherty has dedicated his life to science with a vision to improve global health, well-being and prosperity. He is one of Australia’s most highly respected scientists and the namesake and Patron of the recently opened Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, at the University of Melbourne. In 1996, Professor Doherty and his Swiss colleague Rolf Zinkernagel were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovering how the immune system recognises virus-infected cells. Professor Doherty is a passionate advocate on the...

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Art Climate Ethics: What role for the arts? February 2014

Originally published February 2014 Well, the CLIMARTE inaugural forum Art Climate Ethics: What role for the arts? went from idea to full capacity attendance! 450 – 500 people attended, US artist Chris Jordan joined the panel at the last leg, and we would like to say THANK YOU! If you were unable to attend, fear not! Please enjoy the forum via our newly created You Tube channel, please share it, please feel free to email us to respond to what you hear. Thank you to the fabulous Atticus Media. To understand more fully the impetus behind CLIMARTE and why...

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