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DECEMBER NEWS
As the year draws to a close we'd like to let you know about some great organisations and projects that are making creative contributions to a cleaner and fairer world.

Guy, Bronwyn and the CLIMARTE Board wish all our supporters a happy, peaceful, and sustainable festive season and we look forward to bringing you news of more exciting CLIMARTE programs in the new year.
 
LAND ART GENERATOR INITIATIVE

The Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) was set up by Elizabeth Monoian & Robert Ferry in 2009 with the goal of accelerating the transition to post-carbon economies by providing models of renewable energy infrastructure that add value to public space, inspire, and educate—while providing equitable power to thousands of homes around the world.

Solar Hourglass, 1st Place Winner LAGI 2014 Copenhagen
Santiago Muros Cortés
Energy Technologies: concentrated solar power (thermal beam-down tower with heliostats)
Annual Capacity: 7,500 MWh

LAGI's international design competitions is now coming to Melbourne for LAGI 2018.
With sponsorship from the Victorian State Government LAGI 2018 will be open to anyone around the world, and will invite artists, designers, scientists, engineers, and others to submit proposals for large-scale and site-specific public art installations that generate clean energy for the St Kilda Triangle site in Melbourne. The design brief is being carefully crafted with local partners to align with the strategic plans and cultural context of the local site, the city, and the region.

CLIMARTE is proud to partner with LAGI in this exciting initiative, and pleased to announce that our CEO Guy Abrahams will be one of the competition jurors.

For more information: http://www.landartgenerator.org/competition2018.html

CAPE FAREWELL WINS PRESTIGIOUS PRIZE

We are thrilled to that our colleagues at Cape Farewell have won the prestigious Swedish Utstickarpriset 2017 from a shortlist including Leonardo DiCaprio, Josh Fox, Tina-Marie Qwiberg and Mattias Klum.

The Utstickarpriset Jury said:

“This year’s winner inspires the great cultural shift needed to build a sustainable future. They engage creative and visionary minds to rightfully challenge our ambitions, values and behaviour. Cape Farewell uses cultural expressions to convey key messages on climate change and sustainability and to inspire debate that encourages positive action. By increasing global awareness, emotional as well as intellectual, Cape Farewell awakens us and leads us towards a better future.”

Our warmest congratulations to Cape Farewell founder David Buckland.











Another World is Possible
by Cape Farewell founder David Buckland

ROSEMARY LAING EXHIBITION OPEN NOW

Rosemary Laing The Flowering of the Strange Orchid 2017 from the series Buddens
archival pigment print, 100 x 200 cm, Ten Cubed Collection, Melbourne © Rosemary Laing
Courtesy Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne

The work of renowned Australian artist Rosemary Laing was exhibited during ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2015 at Heide Museum of Modern Art, and featured on the cover of the ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE book

The Rosemary Laing exhibition open now at TarraWarra Museum of Art includes major works demonstrating her interest in how Australians have both perceived and moved through the landscape.

Exhibition dates: 2 December 2017 - 11 February 2018
Location: TarraWarra Museum of Art, 311 Healesville-Yarra Glen Rd, Healesville, VIC

For more information: http://www.twma.com.au/exhibition/rosemary-laing/

IN BRIEF
Cogent Arts & Humanities journal is calling for submissions to a special issue exploring the intersection of contemporary art with ecology, climate change, and environmental activism. More info here. 
Get Cheffed is the food event of the summer season, bringing together the best of Gippsland in a tasty immersive experience.
18 Feb 2018, 10am-6pm
More info here
UPDATE FROM CLIMARTE TEAM 
ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2017 Production Coordinator Julia Earley recently attended international Creative Climate Leadership training in Slovenia. The five-day intensive course allowed 23 participants from around the world to explore the cultural dimensions of climate change while developing their own ideas and leadership skills. 







Julia Earley, far left
with participants from Indonesia, UK and Spain

Photo by Karim Shalaby
Creative Climate Leadership October 2017

CLIMARTE CEO and co-founder Guy Abrahams has contributed a chapter in new book Building Sustainability with the Arts, published by Cambridge Scholars. This book includes perspectives on the role of the arts in building ecological sustainability from visual and performing artists, scientists, social researchers, environmental educators and research students. 
We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which CLIMARTE works and pay our respects to their Elders, past, present, & future.  We also acknowledge the invaluable artistic and cultural legacy of Australia’s Indigenous peoples, who over many thousands of years have engaged with the natural world and its forces through their art, and who have been sustainable stewards of this land.
                                             
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