Image: Deanne Gilson, Delama Murnong Murrup Ba-gurrk (honouring and embracing women’s business through the murnong spirit), 2021,
Yellow ceremonial ochre, wattle tree sap, acrylic, gold leaf on linen 120 x 150cm


Creative Constellations: Atlas of Radical Hope

In the context of the Climate Emergency, a Victoria state-wide project to make visible locally focused creative work that intersects climate, culture and community in ways that boldly envision a fair, socially and ecologically sustainable future based on respect and reciprocity.

Creative Constellations: Atlas of Radical Hope (CC, working title) invites work that reflects on the power of art to inform, engage and mobilise people to effectively address the extractive ‘business as usual’ culture at the heart of the Climate Emergency, biodiversity and inequity crises.

This is a place-based project aiming to elevate the voices of artists closer to the frontline of the Climate Emergency and energy transition, as well as exceptional, community-led sustainability initiatives.

All submissions that meet the criteria and choose to be included will be featured on CLIMARTE’s website on a special project page including a constellation map framed by First Nations Language and climate/environmental threats.

Understanding the undue burden placed on artists when making applications, this process is deliberately relatively simple. For details please see the Artist Brief here.

•  Open callout: 15 September 2023
•  Submissions due: 14 November 2023
•  Selections notified by: 25 November 2023
•  Final artworks due 15 January 2024
•  Image delivery for publication may be earlier (TBA)
•  Exhibition coinciding with National Sustainable Living Festival, February 2024.

A collaboration between CLIMARTE and the Cultural Gardeners, this project is funded by Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation.