Inspired by the power of creative images and words, and the US based Green Patriot Posters project, CLIMARTE 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 created posters that speak from the heart. Each artist imagined a completely different way to convey their feelings about these issues: from the didactic to numinous, graphic to abstracted. And yet they all point to the necessity and benefits of transforming our economy and lifestyle from one based on fossil fuels to one based on renewable energy.

During May 2016, 1000 posters were printed and pasted on poster sites around Melbourne and featured in an exhibition at LAB14, University of Melbourne. Curated by Guy Abrahams, CEO and Bronwyn Johnson Executive Director, CLIMARTE.

Catalogue essay by Dr Peter Christoff, Associate Professor, School of Geography, The University of Melbourne.