EVENTS

CLIMARTE EVENTS

FOOD: Awkward Holiday Gathering

Louise Feneley, Peas, carrots and celery fabric sculpture

15 December, 12noon to 2pm. As a part of 'FOOD', participating artists Jenny McCracken and Helen Addison-Smith joined artist-researcher Dr Jen Rae and 'FOOD' Creative Producer Jacqui Henshaw for a public discussion exploring all aspects of food systems, including how to have a festive meal that also celebrates the natural world from which all our food comes from while exchanging useful tips on how to navigate 'awkward' conversations with science/facts deniers. Image of 'therestofus' Tree by Café Lab.
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FOOD: Spontaneous Plant Walk

Spontaneous Plant Derive, Albert Rey Batol

14 December 5pm - 7pm. As a part of FOOD we ae proud to offer a Spontaneous Plant Walk led Collingwood based art collective, Studio 15. Come on a dérive around the surrounding areas of Richmond, focusing on the unique plant life that flourishes in novel ecosystems such as abandoned or overgrown lots, rooftops and cracks in the pavement. 
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REGENEROSITY Closing Event

©Rachel Mounsey/ Oculi, Tony Wolfe, Energy Activist

Sunday 9 October 2022, 2pm - 4pm. Led by community organisers from FLOAT and the Gippsland Community Power Hub and held within the REGENEROSITY exhibition of images by Rachel Mounsey - one of Gippsland’s most acclaimed photographers -, this public discussion focused on citizen epiphany, local manifestation, and global acclaim (and all the things that happen in between) as a basic tenet for determined and effective climate change action.
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TREE Exhibition Special Event

TREE Exhibition Special Event: 21 October 2022 5 for 5.30pm What's the story and the science behind the City of Melbourne's world-leading Urban Forest project, and why are such nature-based initiatives so critically important in the face of the Climate Emergency? What role can the Arts play in rewilding urban spaces? Join Creative Producer Jo Lane and participating TREE artists for a fascinating discussion with Senior Urban Forester Fiona Brown and Project Officer Giuliana Leslie from the City of Melbourne's Urban Forest Team. Where: TREE Exhibition at fortyfivedownstairs, 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, When: Friday 21 October, 5.30 to 7pm.
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COST: Behind the seams

KITX used denim as resource

As part of Melbourne Fashion Week we are proud to present ‘COST: Behind the seams’ 14 October 2022. Delve into the environmental consequences and climate impacts of fashion design and production, a discussion forum hosted by CLIMARTE. Join leaders in sustainable fashion, Kit Willow of KITX, Courtney Holm of A.BCH and 'Sundressed' author Lucianne Tonti as they discuss fashion’s effect on the earth and the exciting developments that could positively transform the industry.
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Solastalgia & tomorrow Closing Event

Linda Knight's work

Saturday 1 October 2022. On the final day of Solastalgia & tomorrow, five of the seven artists involved in the exhibition participate in a public discussion about the 'solastalgia' phenomenon, and the processes behind their creative choices.
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Book Launch: 'Humanity's Moment' by Joëlle Gergis + Conversation

Humanity's Moment; Joelle Gergis.

Launch of 'Humanity’s Moment' by award-winning climate scientist and writer Joëlle Gergis, including a conversation led by City of Yarra Mayor, Cr Sophie Wade. 12th September, 6pm at the CLIMARTE Gallery.
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Artists Talk: 'Critical Limit: An Urgent Call for Collective Climate Action'

Kathy Holowko, The Unsung Hero

Join artists Kathy Holowko and Michael Fikaris in conversation with CLIMARTE Gallery’s co-chair Jo Lane. This conversation will explore themes such as the role of artists and arts in connecting our community to issues which matter right now; how art might help us heal our relationship with nature; how we might create art which is visible, accessible and has impact; and the role of artists as agents of change. Date and time: Wednesday, 17 August 2022, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm AEST at the CLIMARTE Gallery
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EVANESCE + ART+CLIMATE=ACTION Launch

Yu-Fang Chi, Intertwine, 2021-2022, fishnet, monofilament nylon thread, cotton thread, silk, dimensions variable.

CLIMARTE and Centre for Projection Art celebrated World Environment Day 2022 with an artists talk at the CLIMARTE Gallery Sunday 5th June, 6pm. Involving EVANESCE artists, the talk focussed on work at the intersection of art and climate emergencies. This event also launched ART+CLIMATE=ACTION (A+C=A), an ongoing arts + climate advocacy program inspired by CLIMARTE's highly successful ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE biennial festivals.
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Between Machine and Prey: An Artist Talk with Kris Verdonck and Kristof van Baarle

'prey' an image for the upcoming show on Plumwood

Thursday 26th May 2022, 6:00pm - 7:30pm. 'Between Machine and Prey: An Artist Talk with Kris Verdonck and Kristof van Baarle' was part of the ‘Future Scenarios: Performance, Climate, Ecology’ series presented by the University of Melbourne School of Culture and Communication.
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P.P.P.P public discussion and celebration

P.P.P.P invite for the 18th May

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.
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FIRE Forum

FIRE FORUM, Ben Sibley, Fiona Lee, Jo Lane, Jody Graham, Andy Ackland nad Cam Walker in conversation. Fiona Lee's work "Unprecedented fires and a garden hose"

Artists Fiona Lee, Jody Graham, Benedict Sibley, artist and CFA predictive bushfire services specialist Andy Ackland and CFA volunteer and member of Australian Firefighters Climate Alliance Cam Walker joined FIRE Creative Producer Jo Lane from CLIMARTE and City of Yarra Mayor Cr Sophie Wade in a discussion about fire and art.
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Jamie Perera at CLIMARTE Gallery, 'Anthropocene in C Major'

Image: Still from Jamie Perera's '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 9 March 2022.
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Poster Project III: Why a Call to Art? Forum

The Poster Project III: 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.
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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.
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