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.
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.
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.
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.
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.