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.
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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.
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.
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