Gain Essential Ecoliteracy in just 7 weeks: Early Bird Booking discount until 31 Dec. 2022. The popular Haumea Ecoversity Essential Ecoliteracy course is for mid-career/post-graduate creative practitioners, educators, curators, arts administrators and cultural policy writers.
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
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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 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
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
‘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
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”