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December 2016



CLIMARTE’s mission is to harness the creative power of the arts to inform, engage and inspire action on climate change, and we are very busy doing just that, preparing for the ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2017 festival which will run from 11 April to 19 May 2017. 

With some twenty-eight exhibitions in Melbourne and regional Victoria, keynote presentations by leading international cultural commentators, public forum and panel sessions, workshops, bike tours, and a very special major installation that was shown during the Paris Climate Conference, ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2017 promises to be both inspirational and impactful.

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Volunteer Call Out: We will also be seeking volunteers to help us with the festival so stay tuned for our volunteer callout!

Shop Christmas: ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE Book

If you are looking for that last minute Christmas present why not give our beautiful book?

Presenting the work of Australian and international artists ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE explores the power of art to create the empathy, emotional engagement and cultural understanding needed to motivate meaningful change.

This hardback publication includes inspiring images, and informative, thought provoking essays by Kelly Gellatly, Director of The Ian Potter Museum of Art, The University of Melbourne, and John Wiseman, Deputy Director of the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute.

Published by Melbourne University Press
Edited by Guy Abrahams, Bronwyn Johnson, Kelly Gellatly
Price: $55

Awards: CLIMARTE Board Members 

We are thrilled that some of our wonderful CLIMARTE Board members have recently been recognised for their fantastic work with other organisations and we offer them and their ‘other’ organisations our warm congratulations!

Bronwyn Johnson

President of Arts Project Australia (APA) - accepted the HESTA - ACOSS Community Sector Awards for the 2016 Outstanding Organisation recognising APA’s ‘outstanding contribution to social justice in Australia’.

Fiona Armstrong

Founder and convenor of the Climate And Health Alliance was named as one of the ‘100 Women of Influence 2016′ by the Australian Financial Review and Westpac.

Deborah Hart

Co-founder of the Climate Guardians, accepted the Environment Victoria 2016 Community Environment Recognition Award on behalf of the Guardians for their stunning Angel imagery and extraordinary media impact at the critical Paris #COP21 climate talks.

From our Archives: Dame Elizabeth Murdoch's Letter

Reading about the latest on again - off again political discussions around putting a price on carbon, we were reminded of an open letter written five years ago by a group of prominent Australians including the late Dame Elizabeth Murdoch, arts patron extraordinaire (The Age Newspaper, 15 June 2011).

The letter argued that a price on carbon was needed to ''build a better, cleaner and more sustainable future, for the sake of our children and grandchildren'' and called on ''all Australians to demand leadership on this so together we can take the first steps towards a low-carbon future''.

Some would say ‘the more things change, the more they stay the same’… but things are changing, and we thank you for being a part of that change!

We wish all our supporters and partners a peaceful and happy holiday season - a time to take stock, re-charge the (solar) batteries, and remember and celebrate the things we truly hold dear: family and friends… and, of course, nature and art.

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