CLIMARTE Window Reflections is an emerging project to harness the enormous potential of art to communicate vital climate information through prominent otherwise vacant shopfronts. In addition to providing an inclusive opportunity for artists, residents, local businesses and vacant shop owners to unite in calls for effective climate action, we envisage this project helping to revitalise our local public areas.
In the context of the Climate Emergency, a Victoria state-wide project to make visible locally focused creative projects that intersect climate, culture and community in ways that boldly envision a fair, socially and ecologically sustainable future based on respect and reciprocity.
1 - 4 August 2023. Located very close to General Electric’s (GE) new energy business HQ, 'Electric Bangladesh' is an exhibition of artwork by five Bangladeshi artists calling on the energy giant to stop pushing new deadly fossil fuel projects in Bangladesh. The artworks depict the people of Bangladesh and their resilience as they grapple with the compounding impacts of the climate and biodiversity crises and ecocidal fossil fuel projects.
'TREE' 11 - 22 October 2022 CLIMARTE presented an exhibition of 25 commissioned artworks that depict and communicate a City of Melbourne’s tree and its experience of life. The trees are from the City of Melbourne’s celebrated Urban Forest project. Life has a layered dialogue with trees in the city context.
CLIMARTE' s 'Poster Project III: A Call to Art', 28 February - 28 March 2022, was a curated collection of ten posters reflecting a diversity of approaches to the Climate Emergency. The open call out received incredible works, and nearly all submissions are visible here. We were enormously humbled by the number of responses, and the depth of concern expressed.