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 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
‘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
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
The renowned meditator and artist Chogyam Trumpa once said: “To change the world, you have to change the culture; to change the culture you have to change society; to change … Continue reading Haumea Ecoversity history: Changing how Art is taught since 2016
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
I was delighted to be invited by Mark Goldthorpe of Climate Cultures to share news of the development of the world-first Haumea Online 7-week Ecoliteracy course for Creatives and Art Professionals over the last few years– and how I fared launching it during 2020