As a member of CREATE – Ireland’s national development agency for collaborative arts in social and community contexts, I’m very excited to contribute to CREATE ‘s upcoming ‘Collaborating on Climate … Continue reading Ecoliteracy – principles to guide collaborative creativity for ecojustice: Haumea Ecoversity’s Dr Cathy Fitzgerald at CREATE’s ‘Climate Justice & Networking Day’
Recently, I offered external ecoliteracy expertise to review a new Irish Transition-year (TY) school-age group / place-based STEAM draft micro-module for 21st-century leadership, that features the Peoples’ and UNESCO-endorsed Earth Charter (2000) to teach teenagers about how principles guide our thinking and actions for sustainability.
Cathy Fitzgerald from Haumea Ecoversity & poet Grace Wells are delighted to share that they will be co-facilitating an art and ecology afternoon for creatives working in all fields, at the 2023 Hometree Ardnaculla Summer School, Co. Clare: ‘The Need for Ecoliteracy in our era of Environmental Challenge’ -2 pm Sunday 9th July, Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon
I was delighted recently to be contacted by visual artist Navine 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.
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.
‘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
For the first 2022 edition of the Visual Artists Ireland Newsheet I was delighted to review a significant artist-led ecosocial creative, the 2020-2021 Breaking Cover programme and public performance by the new Breaking Cover Collective which was hosted and supported by the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA).
Webinar notice from the fabulous Nessa Cronin at NUI Galway. Please circulate widely! Unfortunately I will giving a UK guest lecture at this time but I encourage all working in … Continue reading Irish “Climate Change and the Arts: A Post-Cop26 Roundtable Discussion”
Breaking Cover at IMMA – Past Haumea learners direct and form part of inaugural ecoart performance programme and event at the Irish Museum of Modern Art – IMMA. As I … Continue reading Haumeans Breaking Cover with ecoart performances at IMMA
I am delighted and honoured to have recently been nominated by Dr Iain Biggs (Bristol) and Prof. Mary Modeen (Dundee) to join the PLaCE International members network. My work is … Continue reading Becoming a member of PLaCE International
I’m delighted share that I will be talking about my ongoing ecosocial arts practice, The Hollywood Forest Story (since 2008), this Thursday 20 May, 2PM Irish/UK time 2021 for UK … Continue reading For Chrysalis Arts UK: Cathy Fitzgerald on ECOSOCIAL (ECOLOGICAL) ART IN PRACTICE
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