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Haumea Ecoversity proposes UNESCO-endorsed Earth Charter values and vision framework for Irish Arts Council Climate Action Policy

I was excited this week to present at the Irish Art Council and Julies’ Bicycle EU Climate Action Policy Roundtable discussions by and for the Irish creative sector. In wide-ranging discussions about ‘Arts Council funding as a driver for climate action, capacity-building and support for the creative sector, for unlocking leadership and innovation’ and general conversations about what might policy for the sector might include – I was proud to share findings from Haumea Ecoversity Earth Charter learners work.

Introduction to Ecoliteracy for creative & cultural professionals: hosted by Mayo County Council Arts Services

If you are a creative or cultural professional based in County Mayo, Ireland join us for a lunchtime talk on why ecoliteracy is essential for creative practice and the Irish creative sector, with Cathy Fitzgerald and special guests, Jazz composer/musician Carole Nelson and poet, writer filmmaker Grace Wells.

Fri, 26 August 2022

12:30 – 14:00 IST online

FREE: REGISTER HERE AT EVENTBRITE

‘Kind Words Can Never Die’: Navine G. Kahn-Dossos at IMMA, mentored by Cathy Fitzgerald, Haumea Ecoversity

I was delighted recently to be contacted by visual artist Navine Kahn-Dossos who works between the UK and Athens and who lives in Greece. Navine had heard of my Haumea Ecoversity ecoliteracy training for professional creatives in Glenn Albrecht’s book Earth Emotions: New Words for a New World (2019), and wondered if I could offer her some online mentoring sessions.

Navine contacted me as she has undertaken an exciting and important commission for the Irish Museum of Modern Art which has an important ecological perspective.

Learning from The Hollywood Forest Story in the new ‘EcoArt in Action’ book by the international EcoArt Network 2022

Fantastic to have this amazing book to hand, and many congratulations to the editors and contributors. Wonderful to know my Hollywood Forest Story is in it too – the trees do seem pleased 😉 EcoArt in Action : Activities, Case Studies, and Provocations for Classrooms and Communities, New Village Press, 2022 “Ready-to-go, vetted approaches for […] Read more: Learning from The Hollywood Forest Story in new EcoArt in Action handbook — The Hollywood Forest Story : An EcoSocial Art Practice | Co. Carlow Ireland

No Man’s Land: Art & The Rights of Nature – Burren College Exhibition & Symposia

Update 24 July 2022: recording of online symposia now posted.

As someone fortunate to spend the first half of my life in Aotearoa New Zealand, I’m especially delighted to have been invited to be part of an important panel for the Summer 2022 exhibition ‘No Man’s Land’ at the Irish Burren College of Art. Like me, exhibiting US-based artist and educator Hugh Pocock and special guest Aotearoa New Zealand elder Keith Wood explore creativity and The Rights of Nature, and have deep connections with Aotearoa New Zealand too.