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03 September 2015

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Future Nature: the evolution will not be televised 

The Archive of Old and New Events, a collaboration between Tega Brain and Jodi Newcombe of Carbon Arts, reaches Australian audiences for the first time at the Australian Design Centre in Sydney as part of the exhibition, Future Nature.
At its root climate change is a cultural problem. If we are to survive it we’ll need to start some serious culture jamming with the planet. Situated in 2030, the archive presents artefacts from celebrations silenced by a changing climate as well as speculations from the festivities of a brave new world. Together these materialise cultural loss and the extraordinary human capacity for adaptation and celebration.
Future Nature maps the places where art, science, and design collide. Inspired by the Australian Museum’s living collection, Future Nature is an exploration of the roots of scientific curiosity, collection, and exploration – taking things apart, examining them, and reforming them anew through scientific enquiry.

future nature:

24 August - 04 October 2015


A delegate tries on artist Chui Chui's "Voyage on the Planet"

BREATHE: Art, air pollution, climate and health 

BREATHE is a collaboration with the World Health Organisation, the Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short Lived Climate Pollutants (CCAC), CoClimate and Carbon Arts. The exhibition features works of art from many parts of the world that provoke us to step back and be mindful of our health, our environment and the legacy that we are creating for ourselves and the next generation.  

Initially designed to engage delegates to the World Health Assembly on the matters of particulate air pollution and its impacts on health at their High Level Assembly on May 19th, 2015, the exhibition continues, and is now hosted in the library of the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, through October, 2015.Visit the project webpage to download the exhibition catalogue and read the essay online.

Photography by Michael hall graces the covers of climate related books at the docklands library

The power of collective story

What can we learn from new perspectives and different cultures about the way collective storytelling can help shape a better future? Carbon Arts joins a conversation with practicing artists, indigenous writers, change makers and creative communicators as they share their own stories, insights and theories of change. 

This event is open to the public and will take place against the stunning backdrop of The Story of Our Planet Unfolds, a photographic exhibition produced by Glider that explores the biggest story of our time - our collective response to climate change. 

10 SEP 2015, 6.30-8.00PM
Library At The Dock
Gallery, Level 1
107 Victoria Harbour Promenade
Docklands VIC 

Playing catchup: Carbon Arts material online

It has been another action-packed year so far at Carbon Arts, and we've been busy documenting our projects for posterity. There are two short videos of our 2015 summer projects Building Run Melbourne and the Anstey Better Block Party now available on Vimeo. We have also summarised the three weeks of stimulating conversations from our Salon Events held at the Perceptive Power exhibition, which we co-curated with the RMIT Design Hub Gallery in Melbourne during April-May. So, if you missed out on any of this or would like to revisit some fun and thoughtful moments, please be our guests, and explore. There's always plenty of content for the curious on our website