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
Read more and join the popular Haumea Ecoversity Ecoliteracy online course for mid-career creative and cultural professionals, starting 4 Oct, 2022, for ALL ART FORMS
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.
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
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.
Big congratulations and thanks to Prof Karen Till, Dr Nessa Cronin and Prof Gerry Kearns for inviting me and 3 other Irish-based ecosocial artists to be part of the inaugural … Continue reading Irish Earth Writings book wins award: includes Cathy Fitzgerald’s Hollywood Forest Story
‘”Turning Conscience into Action!” – Earth Charter Secretariat. Earth Charter International holds the UNESCO Chair for Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) The Earth Charter is a document with sixteen principles … Continue reading Cathy Fitzgerald of Haumea Ecoversity nominated to raise Earth Charter awareness across Ireland
A few weeks ago I was thrilled to be asked to give a keynote lecture for the Doctoral Training Intensive Programme at the Royal College of Art, London. It was … Continue reading Sharing at the Royal College of Art UK why ecoliteracy is crucial for creative practice, design and the cultural sector
Above image: courtesy Molly Keane, IMMA for Jan/Feb 2022 VIsual Artists Ireland Newsheet For the first 2022 edition of the Visual Artists Ireland Newsheet I was delighted to review a … Continue reading VAI Newsheet: Breaking Cover – CATHY FITZGERALD REVIEWS ECOART PERFORMANCE AT IMMA
There are 4 pillars in the Earth Charter that can help all people envision and communicate with ease the vision and interconnected ecosocial values we’ll need to advance a more just and thriving world: (I) Care and Respect for the Community of Life, (II) Ecological Integrity, (III) Social Justice and the last one is on (IV) Peace, Non-Violence and Democracy.