Ecological artist – educator – researcher and Founder-Director of Haumea Ecoversity, Dr Cathy Fitzgerald announces 1-to-1 Mentoring opportunities for mid-career creative and cultural professionals for all art fields, online or in-person, including art researchers and cultural policy-writers.
Congratulations to past Haumea Ecoversity Ecoliteracy course participant curator Shannon Carroll for planning an important afternoon seminar Returning to the Earth / Ag Filleadh ar an Talamh at the 2023 Kilkenny Festival on why the Irish language is vital to help us live well with our ecologies.
Shannon is working for the ‘Kilkenny Arts Office and The Emerging Curator Development Programme as a part of the Kilkenny Arts Festival.
I was delighted to be part of the Speaking of Which, Series II – The Ecological Edition, a project produced in collaboration between Dublin’s LAB Gallery and The Dock Arts Centre in Leitrim and curated by Shannon Carroll. This is the second series in a set of interviews where artists explain what inspires them and how they make their art. ‘Eco artist and educator Dr Cathy Fitzgerald was interviewed about her ongoing Hollywood Forest Story creative practice and teaching at Haumea Ecoversity.’
Kilkenny Arts Office is delighted to announce that they are offering Kilkenny based artists and cultural professionals a Bursary Award to study with the Haumea Ecoversity in January 2023.
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
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 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.
‘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
‘”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
For the first 2022 edition of the Visual Artists Ireland Newsheet I was delighted to review a significant artist-led ecosocial creative, the 2020-2021 Breaking Cover programme and public performance by the new Breaking Cover Collective which was hosted and supported by the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA).
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