Visualising our beautiful Earth emotions invites us to care and act for a better world – reflecting on Navine G. Dossos’ murals at IMMA

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.

Invitation to IMMA’s Earth Rising ecoart festival and Lucy Jone’s talk on ‘Losing Eden’ with Clodagh Emoe of IMMA’s Seed STUDIO

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

Autumn Haumea Ecoversity: Essential Ecoliteracy Course now open for bookings

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

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

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.

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

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.

The Design Trust Dialogues: Ecoliteracy with Educator Dr Cathy Fitzgerald

I’m honoured this week to be interviewed by The Design Trust (UK) about how my long term ecosocial art practice evolved into a fulfilling, rewarding and sustaining livelihood. This is such a great … Continue reading The Design Trust Dialogues: Ecoliteracy with Educator Dr Cathy Fitzgerald

Irish Earth Writings book wins award: includes Cathy Fitzgerald’s Hollywood Forest Story

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

Cathy Fitzgerald’s ‘Hollywood Forest Story’ showcased in international Library of Creative Sustainability

‘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 of Haumea Ecoversity nominated to raise Earth Charter awareness across Ireland

‘”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