CLIMARTE COMMISSIONS

Rewriting The Score, 2019

Rewriting the Score was commissioned by Latrobe Regional Gallery in collaboration with CLIMARTE and incorporates painting, video and sound to address the energy transitions that are occurring in the Latrobe Valley.

Some Significant Equations, 2019

Climate change has a scientific basis that is beyond question. In two significant papers written in the 1960s Japanese born American meteorologist and climatologist Suki Manabe developed a global mathematical model to simulate climate change.

CLIMARTE FESTIVALS

KEYNOTE: ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2017

Artist and co-founder of The Canary Project Edward Morris discusses the diverse ways in which artists can contribute to social movements to address climate change.

Rewriting The Score, 2019

Rewriting the Score was commissioned by Latrobe Regional Gallery in collaboration with CLIMARTE and incorporates painting, video and sound to address the energy transitions that are occurring in the Latrobe Valley.

ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2015

Art, culture and environment are vital areas of contemporary intersection, generating exciting and thought-provoking explorations of ideas and creative thinking about the environmental conundrums of the 21st Century.

ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2017

At a time when facts can have ‘alternative facts’, news can be ‘fake’, and coal can be ‘clean’, ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2017 upholds a long tradition of art speaking truthfully and thoughtfully to power.

Some Significant Equations, 2019

Climate change has a scientific basis that is beyond question. In two significant papers written in the 1960s Japanese born American meteorologist and climatologist Suki Manabe developed a global mathematical model to simulate climate change.

ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2019

ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2019 presented 33 socially engaged exhibitions and events at leading museums and galleries across Melbourne and regional Victoria. The 2019 festival considered ideas and concepts around art and activism, community engagement, transition and accelerated action on climate change.

CLIMARTE PERFORMANCE

Not Now, Not Ever.

Not Now, Not Ever is a techno-arachnid fantasy – a sing-and-dance-along to Julia Gillard’s ‘Misogyny Speech’ and a meditation on what it means to bring a girl into the twenty-first century.

You’re Safe Til 2024

We live in a strange moment in the history of the Earth. Humans are building cities, damming rivers, digging up fossil fuels and transforming the very face of the planet.

CLIMARTE POSTER PROJECTS

CLIMARTE POSTER PROJECT III A CALL TO ART (2021/22)

CLIMARTE' s Poster Project III  is curated collection of 10 posters to reflect a diversity of approaches to our climate emergency. The recent call out ' A CALL TO ART' received these incredible works, submissions are shown here also, we were so humbled by the number, and concerned, responses.

Poster Project III: WHY A CALL TO ART? Forum

The WHY A CALL TO ART? Forum officially launched CLIMARTE's third poster project with the City of Melbourne. Led by Dr. Lara Stevens, Forum speakers included Professor Brian Martin, Professor Patricia Piccinini and Dr Jen Rae. Introduced by City of Melbourne Councillor Rohan Leppert, the Forum was an exceptional opportunity to hear leaders in creative communications discuss their research and practice, as well as their views on the potential power of art to change Everything.

CLIMARTE POSTER PROJECT 2019

The CLIMARTE Poster Project II is about provoking public dialogue and accelerating a response to the climate crisis. With strength, optimism and urgency, it pushes the conceptual possibilities of the poster, finding new ways for contemporary artists to critically engage the public on climate change.

CLIMARTE POSTER PROJECT 2016

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.

EVENTS

EVANESCE & ART+CLIMATE=ACTION Launch

CLIMARTE and Centre for Projection Art celebrate World Environment Day 2022 with an artists talk at the CLIMARTE Gallery Sunday 5th June, 6pm. Involving EVANESCE artists, the talk will focus on work at the intersection of art and climate emergencies. This event will also launch ART+CLIMATE=ACTION (A+C=A), an ongoing arts + climate advocacy program inspired by CLIMARTE's highly successful ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE biennial festivals.

Between Machine and Prey: An Artist Talk with Kris Verdonck and Kristof van Baarle

Between Machine and Prey: An Artist Talk with Kris Verdonck and Kristof van Baarle as part of the ‘Future Scenarios: Performance, Climate, Ecology’ series presented by the University of Melbourne School of Culture and Communication.

P.P.P.P public discussion and celebration

On the eve of Australia's Federal election, we had a public discussion of the role street posters play in mobilising communities to demand a better future. The discussion was led by Dr. Clare McCracken, a CLIMARTE poster artist (2019) and recipient of Vice Chancellors scholarship for her practice-led research which sits at the intersection of art, cultural geography and urban theory.

FIRE FORUM

Artists FIONA LEE, JODY GRAMHAM, BENEDICT SIBLEY,  ANDY ACKLAND predictive services specialist in the CFA  bushfire team and CAM WALKER CFA volunteer and member of Australian Firefighters Climate Alliance joined Jo Lane from CLIMARTE in a discussion about FIRE and ART in our FIRE FORUM.

JAMIE PERERA at CLIMARTE Gallery, 'Anthropocene in C Major'

Following sold-out shows described at Adelaide Fringe as hectic, devastating, thought provoking and brilliant, UK/Portugal based composer and sound artist Jamie Perera performed 'Anthropocene in C Major' at the CLIMARTE Gallery from sunset on 9th March 2022.

Poster Project III: WHY A CALL TO ART? Forum

The WHY A CALL TO ART? Forum officially launched CLIMARTE's third poster project with the City of Melbourne. Led by Dr. Lara Stevens, Forum speakers included Professor Brian Martin, Professor Patricia Piccinini and Dr Jen Rae. Introduced by City of Melbourne Councillor Rohan Leppert, the Forum was an exceptional opportunity to hear leaders in creative communications discuss their research and practice, as well as their views on the potential power of art to change Everything.

The Bach Project

If not now, then when? An intergenerational Conversation on Culture and Climate Action in collaboration with Yo-Yo Ma’s Bach Project featuring a musical interlude by Yo-Yo Ma.

EXHIBITIONS

The #everydayclimatecrisis Visual Petition

The #everydayclimatecrisis Visual Petition is the result of a call out to all women and non-binary people of Australia to create images about Australia's climate crisis, in their local area and country-wide. The Petition's 1,248 printed images showing the effects of climate change were delivered to Federal Parliament in Canberra on 9th June 2022. The ultimate aim is for them to be waved around in Question Time, not a lump of coal. CLIMARTE is thrilled to present artwork from this incredible collaboration.

Evanesce

Produced by Centre for Projection Art, EVANESCE features work by artists whose practice deeply engages with critical issues associated with the Climate Emergency. EVANESCE is a collaboration between CLIMARTE and the Centre for Projection Art, and officially launches CLIMARTE's ART+CLIMATE=ACTION program to present powerful climate justice artwork and creative projects on an ongoing basis.

Poster Projects Past & Present (P.P.P.P.) Exhibition

P.P.P.P. - POSTER PROJECTS PAST & PRESENT Posters remain a dynamic form of communication. From propaganda to grassroots organising, from infographics to memes, from advertising to subvertising, posters have informed, influenced, mocked, roused and inspired generation after generation. The CLIMARTE Poster Projects have visited Melbourne’s streets since 2016 provoking public dialogue and accelerating a response to climate change. P.P.P.P. is an exhibition of all our Posters.

FIRE FORUM

Artists FIONA LEE, JODY GRAMHAM, BENEDICT SIBLEY,  ANDY ACKLAND predictive services specialist in the CFA  bushfire team and CAM WALKER CFA volunteer and member of Australian Firefighters Climate Alliance joined Jo Lane from CLIMARTE in a discussion about FIRE and ART in our FIRE FORUM.

FIRE Exhibition

CLIMARTE was proud to start 2022 with FIRE, an exhibition by artists who have experienced or make work about fire. More extreme and ferocious fires, particularly in Australia, are a huge consequence of the changes in climate due to global warming caused by increasing greenhouse gas emissions. Artists in FIRE have experienced its ravaging effects first hand.

HEAR Exhibition

CLIMARTE was proud to open the world’s first Climate Emergency Gallery with HEAR, an exhibition of contemporary Indigenous art calling for all Australians to listen to and care for Country. For CLIMARTE, it was critically important that the Gallery open with First Nations artists’ voices. We were humbled by the opportunity to present this exceptional collection of deeply engaging artwork.

PAST PUBLIC PROGRAMS

Guy Abrahams Opens Simon Harsent Show

This event took place at Edmund Pearce Gallery Melbourne 5 February 2014

The Maldives Exodus Caravan Show

The Maldives Exodus Caravan Show is curated by Danish artist Søren Dahlgaard with deputy curators Elena Gilbert & Microclima.

William L. Fox Interview

Interview with William L. Fox, Director, Centre For Art + Environment (USA), 7 May 2015. Presented by ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2015

David Buckland Interview

Interview with David Buckland, Director Cape Farewell, UK, 7 May 2015. Presented by ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2015

2015 Promotional Video

ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2015 is a festival of climate change related arts and ideas featuring curated exhibitions alongside a series of keynote lectures and public forums featuring local and international guests.

Art Climate Ethics: What Role For The Arts?

This event took place at Federation Square As Part Of The Sustainable Living Festival 29 April 2017 as part of ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE

Earth And Sky John Marwurndjul And Gulumbu Yunupingu

The exhibition Earth and Sky curated by Hetti Perkins, features a selection of bark paintings by John Mawurndjul and Gulumbu Yunupingu, two of the most outstanding Australian artists of our time

The Art Of The Anthropocene

Nevada Museum of Art asks us to imagine art, not just for art’s sake, but art that walks in the world; recording and archiving the human experience for present and future generations to learn and grow from.

Counting One to Four

Counting One to Four: Nature morte synthesises the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) findings revealing predicted mass species extinctions as global average temperatures increase by one to four degrees above pre-industrial levels.

Harnessing the Arts

This video was produced and created by festival Director Bronwyn Johnson and Guy Abrahams for CLIMARTE’s ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2017 festival.

KEYNOTE: ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2017

Artist and co-founder of The Canary Project Edward Morris discusses the diverse ways in which artists can contribute to social movements to address climate change.

In conversation at Geelong Gallery

Geelong Gallery hosts a dynamic conversation with exhibiting artists Mandy Martin and Alexander Boynes, Co-founder and CEO of CLIMARTE, Guy Abrahams, Executive Director of CLIMARTE, Bronwyn Johnson and Geelong Gallery Director, Jason Smith.

Debbie Symons, Counting One To Four: Nature Morte 2015

This video installation was exhibited at PRODROMUS gallery in Paris during the world climate negotiations in November 2015 and exhibited at the Streaming Museum, at the Dag Hammerskjold Plaza, New York City in October 2015.

Art Climate Ethics: What Role For The Arts?

This event took place at Federation Square, Melbourne as part of the Sustainable Living Festival (SLF) on 27 February 2014 and was awarded Best Forum: SLF Greenie Award.

A Museum for the path ahead: New York City’s Climate Museum

This program was produced and created by festival Director Bronwyn Johnson with Catriona Black Dinham for CLIMARTE’s ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2019 festival.

Use Your Voice

ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2019 is a socially engaged festival of ideas, exhibitions and events. Presenting over thirty curated exhibitions at leading museums and galleries in Melbourne and regional Victoria, the 2019 festival will consider ideas and concepts around art and activism, community engagement, transition and accelerated action on climate change.

Slaying the Zombie Myth of Institutional Neutrality

This program was produced and created by festival Director Bronwyn Johnson with Catriona Black Dinham for CLIMARTE’s ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2019 festival.

PODCASTS

P.P.P.P public discussion and celebration

On the eve of Australia's Federal election, we had a public discussion of the role street posters play in mobilising communities to demand a better future. The discussion was led by Dr. Clare McCracken, a CLIMARTE poster artist (2019) and recipient of Vice Chancellors scholarship for her practice-led research which sits at the intersection of art, cultural geography and urban theory.

If not now, then when? A Conversation on Culture and Climate Action

What must we do in the next 11 years to act decisively to mitigate the worst impacts of climate change; and, how can culture move people from awareness to action to ensure a just and sustainable future for all life on Earth?

Climate Bites NATURE

Sink your teeth into climate bites for info packed discussions with experts on food, water, fashion and nature. Take away practical knowledge and tips to bite back against our climate emergency.

Climate Bites FASHION

Sink your teeth into climate bites for info packed discussions with experts on food, water, fashion and nature. Take away practical knowledge and tips to bite back against our climate emergency.

Climate Bites FOOD

Sink your teeth into climate bites for info packed discussions with experts on food, water, fashion and nature. Take away practical knowledge and tips to bite back against our climate emergency.

A Museum for the path ahead: New York City’s Climate Museum

This keynote will address why we need a cultural shift in response to the climate crisis, and why dedicated climate museums are a necessary, though not sufficient, component of that shift.

Climate Bites WATER

Sink your teeth into climate bites for info packed discussions with experts on food, water, fashion and nature. Take away practical knowledge and tips to bite back against our climate emergency.

Museums & Activism: Slaying the Zombie Myth of Institutional Neutrality

Beka Economopoulos and Jason Jones are the co-founders of The Natural History Museum and Not An Alternative, a collective that works at the intersection of art, activism and theory.

PROJECTS

TREE

CLIMARTE is calling for artworks of and about trees; trees from the City of Melbourne’s celebrated Urban Forest project. Life has a layered dialogue with trees in the city context. Trees in urban settings have circumstances not experienced by trees in non urban environments.

PUBLICATIONS & CITATIONS

ART + CLIMATE = CHANGE 1

Presenting the work of Australian and international artists across twenty-nine exhibitions and events, ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE explores the power of art to create the empathy, emotional engagement and cultural understanding needed to motivate meaningful change.

ART + CLIMATE = CHANGE 11

An illustrated collection of artworks and essays that shine a light on how art can imagine a sustainable future and call for action on climate change.

RECENT PROJECTS

The CLIMATE QUILT

THE CLIMATE QUILT - A CLIMARTE and PSYCHOLOGY FOR A SAFE CLIMATE collaboration.

Poster Projects Past & Present (P.P.P.P.) Exhibition

P.P.P.P. - POSTER PROJECTS PAST & PRESENT Posters remain a dynamic form of communication. From propaganda to grassroots organising, from infographics to memes, from advertising to subvertising, posters have informed, influenced, mocked, roused and inspired generation after generation. The CLIMARTE Poster Projects have visited Melbourne’s streets since 2016 provoking public dialogue and accelerating a response to climate change. P.P.P.P. is an exhibition of all our Posters.

Poster Project III: WHY A CALL TO ART? Forum

The WHY A CALL TO ART? Forum officially launched CLIMARTE's third poster project with the City of Melbourne. Led by Dr. Lara Stevens, Forum speakers included Professor Brian Martin, Professor Patricia Piccinini and Dr Jen Rae. Introduced by City of Melbourne Councillor Rohan Leppert, the Forum was an exceptional opportunity to hear leaders in creative communications discuss their research and practice, as well as their views on the potential power of art to change Everything.