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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.
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.
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
‘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
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
Organised by ecoartist-educator Cathy Fitzgerald and sculptor husband Martin Lyttle, the group came together to shine their lights out in solidarity with youth, Indigenous front-line and other social justice activists … Continue reading Gathering on Mt Leinster shines lights for Global Day of Action for System Change, not Climate Change￼
Performance is profound. Taking part as a performer or audience–we share a collective emergent experience that may affect our perspective long afterwards. Last Saturday, in the grounds of the Irish … Continue reading Performers Break Cover for the Ecological Emergency at the Irish Museum of Modern Art
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
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