Gain Essential Ecoliteracy in just 7 weeks: Early Bird Booking discount until 31 Dec. 2022. The popular Haumea Ecoversity Essential Ecoliteracy course is for mid-career/post-graduate creative practitioners, educators, curators, arts administrators and cultural policy writers.
Launched over a month ago, in this post I reflect on the social power of visualising our ecological emotions through artist Navine G. Knossos’ Kind Words Can Never Die wall murals, now on display for all visitors to the courtyard of the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) for several years. This vibrant, vitalising colourfield behind the colonnade of IMMA’s courtyard also encircled and energised many of the events for IMMA’s inaugural Earth Rising – 3 day ecoart festival 21-23 October 2022, both visually and symbolically. I was delighted and honoured to mentor Navine in ecoliteracy before this ambitious commission.
You are invited to the opening of IMMA’s first Eco Art Festival Friday 21 October 18.45 — 21.00 ‘Earth Rising is a vibrant new Eco Art Festival celebrating people, place and planet, … Continue reading Invitation to IMMA’s Earth Rising ecoart festival and Lucy Jone’s talk on ‘Losing Eden’ with Clodagh Emoe of IMMA’s Seed STUDIO
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.
‘When a system is far from equilibrium, small islands of coherence have the capacity to shift the entire system’ – Ilya Prigogine I’m delighted to share that The Hollywood Forest Story, … Continue reading Cathy Fitzgerald’s ‘Hollywood Forest Story’ showcased in international Library of Creative Sustainability
Cathy Fitzgerald with philosopher colleague, Nikos Patedakis, cohost conversations with leading cultural workers about creativity for the ecoemergency. Now creativity is rising on a tide of awareness of ecological interdependence, where people are beginning to embrace integrated ecosocial values. Our understanding of wellbeing is therefore necessarily expanding to consider care, not only for ourselves and others, but for the wider community of life, now and for future generations.
Recently, I was honoured to write an article on why ecoliteracy matters for the creative sector for Green Foundation Ireland. This was a good opportunity to explain ecoliteracy as it … Continue reading Haumea ecoliteracy with Green Foundation Ireland
Haumea makes ecoliteracy accessible and transformative Announcing the next 7 week Haumea Online Ecoliteracy course–starting 10 March 2021- BOOK NOW! I’m also thrilled to have my Haumea Ecoliteracy Online endeavour … Continue reading Haumea Ecoliteracy Online March course date announced with Awaken Hub
I was delighted to be part of the Speaking of Which, Series II – The Ecological Edition, a project produced in collaboration between Dublin’s LAB Gallery and The Dock Arts Centre in Leitrim and curated by Shannon Carroll. This is the second series in a set of interviews where artists explain what inspires them and how they make their art. ‘Eco artist and educator Dr Cathy Fitzgerald was interviewed about her ongoing Hollywood Forest Story creative practice and teaching at Haumea Ecoversity.’
WE ARE DELIGHTED TO SHARE THAT THE EARTH CHARTER IS NOW AVAILABLE IN IRISH / AN GAEILGE, and the childrens’ Little Earth Charter, translations by painter and Gaeilgeoir Phoebe Cope
Kilkenny Arts Office is delighted to announce that they are offering Kilkenny based artists and cultural professionals a Bursary Award to study with the Haumea Ecoversity in January 2023.
New Year 2023: EARTH CHARTER vision and values for a better world course. 7-Week Self-Paced Online Course from Haumea Ecoversity. Early bird booking discount until 31 December 2022.
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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
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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.
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 … Continue reading Learning from The Hollywood Forest Story in the new ‘EcoArt in Action’ book by the international EcoArt Network 2022