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

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.
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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

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.
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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, 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 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.
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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 9th 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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