On behalf of the CLIMARTE Co-Founders and Board, we invite our supporters to welcome our newly appointed Chair Dr Peter Christoff, and to warmly thank our outgoing Chair Mr Guy Abrahams for his years of successful leadership.
“I am delighted to hand over the board leadership of CLIMARTE to Dr Peter Christoff as Chair and Marielle Soni as Deputy Chair and Public Officer. Peter’s wealth of experience and expertise in climate change policy and the not for profit sector will be invaluable in guiding CLIMARTE into the future. Marielle’s many years of deep involvement in the visual arts will also prove invaluable to CLIMARTE’s development.
As the outgoing Chair I’m proud of our many achievements since CLIMARTE’s founding almost eight years ago. I warmly thank our Executive Director Bronwyn Johnson and the entire CLIMARTE Board for their important work in creatively striving to bring about a sustainable future and a safe climate, and I look forward to working with them all as a continuing board member.” – Guy Abrahams
“In taking up the role of Chair of the board of CLIMARTE, I want to first acknowledge the exceptional effort that Guy Abrahams has put in, over almost a decade, in establishing and guiding our small, vibrant organisation. His promotion of the idea that art has a powerful role to play in combatting climate change has resonated through two major festivals and numerous other activities, and found recognition and strong support in the arts community and more broadly. I want to thank him for his work and warmly welcome his continuing involvement with CLIMARTE as a board member.
Our new Strategic Plan, and the ongoing enthusiastic contributions of our Executive Director Bronwyn Johnson and the entire CLIMARTE Board, promise a further exciting evolution in our work, extending our engagement with both Melbourne-based and Victorian regional communities over the next three years. I am delighted and honoured to participate in these developments.” – Peter Christoff
LAND ART GENERATOR INITIATIVE
LAGI’s international design competition LAGI 2018 has come to Melbourne. LAGI 2018 is open to anyone around the world, and invites artists, designers, scientists, engineers and others to submit proposals for large-scale and site-specific public art installations that generate clean energy for the St Kilda Triangle site in Melbourne.
CLIMARTE is proud to partner with LAGI in this exciting initiative, and pleased to announce that our CEO Guy Abrahams will be one of the competition jurors.
ARTISTS FOCUS ON CLIMATE CHANGE AT NEXT WAVE
Olivia Tartaglia and Alex Tate, Bureau of Meteoranxiety at the Next Wave Festival. Image: Michael Tartaglia.
The Next Wave Festival 2018 features several exhibitions and performances by artists focusing on the greatest challenge of our time: Climate Change.
Taree Sansbury turns to herancestry to find the answer in mi:wi, referring to the invisible ties we have to our past and future, people and country. Apocalypses presents the world as one of repeated annihilation and renewal by presenting 100 historical disasters in 60 minutes.
In Bureau of Meteoranxiety, a future-focused live art experience, artists Alex Tate and Olivia Tartaglia create an agency designed to address symptoms of climate change fear. Expose your woes to experimental visual therapies and sensory remedies. Beware of technical glitches and hyperbolic emotional responses – BoMa is in beta phase. Bringing ecoanxiety into sharp view, this immersive, thought-provoking work offers participants new language and coping strategies to help stay above the metaphorical and literal flood line.
Bill McKibben, author of the groundbreaking book The End of Nature, and founder of 350.org will be in Australia for a speaking tour.
Bill’s tour will focus on how we can #StopAdani, the push for fossil fuel divestment and the groundbreaking NYC legal case against five of the world’s biggest oil companies, and ensure climate change is the number one issue on any election agenda.
Speaking date: May 3rd 2018 at 6 pm Location: Collingwood Town Hall, 140 Hoddle Street, Abbotsford, VIC
Paul Hawkens’ ‘Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed To Reverse Global Warming’ is the number 1 best-selling environmental book of 2017. The coalition of minds behind Drawdown offer solutions of hope and realism,
“Our purpose is to provide helpful information and tools to a wide variety of actors who are dedicated to meaningful change: students, teachers, researchers, philanthropists, investors, entrepreneurs, business people, farmers, policymakers, engaged citizens, and more.” For more information: http://www.drawdown.org
YOUR CLIMARTE DONATION
CLIMARTE is very pleased to announce that we have DGR status, which means all your donations, large and small (above $2), to CLIMATE are fully tax deductible. CLIMARTE is a registered charity, and welcomes your tax deductible donation to support us. Support CLIMATE
The Human Impacts Institute’s Creative Climate Awards are now open for submissions from artists who create climate-inspired performances, installations, and exhibits.
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We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which CLIMARTE works and pay our respects to their Elders, past, present, & future. We also acknowledge the invaluable artistic and cultural legacy of Australiaâ€™s Indigenous peoples, who over many thousands of years have engaged with the natural world and its forces through their art, and who have been sustainable stewards of this land.