The inaugural CLIMARTE Window Reflections show From nowhere by Joe Newton-Keogh, 15 September – 14 October 2023.
CLIMARTE Window Reflections
More convinced than ever of the power of art to engage and inspire people to unite in demanding effective climate action to address the greatest ever global threat, we are now launching the CLIMARTE Window Reflections project with From nowhere a show of artwork by Joe Newton-Keogh.
Exploring the boundaries of consciousness and isolation, From nowhere is a particularly poignant and timely show. Please see details here.
CLIMARTE Window Reflections is an emerging project to harness the enormous potential of art to communicate important climate information through prominent otherwise vacant (and often tagged) shopfronts.
Since the CLIMARTE Gallery has shown how much passers-by appreciate the sight of beautiful and prescient artwork in shop windows, Joe’s show marks the kick-off of a more ambitious project designed to leverage the Gallery’s momentum.
We are testing a pop-up concept whereby climate themed art appears in shop-front windows along local shopping streets with high commercial vacancy rates. In addition to providing an inclusive opportunity for artists, residents, local businesses and vacant shop owners to unite in calls for effective climate action, we envisage this project helping to revitalise our local public areas.
CLIMARTE Window Reflections will:
- provide artists with opportunities to show their climate justice related artwork and be remunerated for this important community engaging work;
- provide landlords and/or agents leasing or selling commercial properties with prominent street fronts (of which there a lot of unloved looking ones around now) with meaningful, socially engaging art; and
- provide us with opportunities to partner with other trusted organisations with capacities to assist with essential components, such as free-standing exhibition infrastructure.
If you are keen to learn more or to get involved with CLIMARTE Window Reflections as we establish the necessary processes to ensure it is as effective as possible, please email us via email@example.com.
CLIMARTE Window Reflections Project is made possible thanks to a 2023 Annual Grant from the City of Yarra.