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We are delighted to let you know that planning in now well underway for our third ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE festival, to be held from 23 April to 19 May 2019. The 2019 festival will focus on extending our reach to new audiences and to new communities.

We aim to ensure that the empowering ideas and opportunities available in the inner city also resonate with outer suburban and regional areas, inspiring possibilities of transition and transformation.

Stay tuned for more festival updates soon...
THE ARTIST AND THE ACTIVIST:
A CONVERSATION ON ART IN THE ANTHROPOCENE
Dale Cox, Flight SQ218 to Thailand 2018, acrylic on board, 81cm x 122cm

DALE COX & GUY ABRAHAMS, CLIMARTE Co-Founder
The Artist and the Activist: A conversation on Art in the Anthropocene
Australian Galleries - Sunday 4 August at 2 pm
 
In conjunction with Melbourne Art Week Dale Cox will be in conversation with CLIMARTE’s co-founder Guy Abrahams for The Artist and the Activist, A conversation on Art in the Anthropocene, on Saturday 4th August at 2pm at Australian Galleries.
 
‘The motifs and elements within the current exhibition of my paintings all are in some way or another related to our human predicament and this era
of the anthropocene and our unique capacity amongst living things to contemplate our own mortality’ - Dale Cox.
 
Dale Cox’s exhibition Inner Logic is now showing at Australian Galleries.
Exhibition Dates: 24th July – 12th August 2018
Australian Galleries, 35 Derby Street Collingwood VIC 3066.
Open 7 days 10am-6pm.

FUTURE ENERGY LANDSCAPES
& PUBLIC ART WORKSHOP
The Goods Shed, Castlemaine (image credit: FNG Group)

APPLY NOW
 
EOI applications are now open for a design workshop that will imagine energy generating public artwork for the Victorian town of Castlemaine. Join the internationally renowned, Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI), Crosby Architects and Carbon Arts for a 3-day intensive workshop. The workshop will take place from the 7 - 9 October 2018, at the Goods Shed, Castlemaine, Victoria, as part of the Regional Centre for Culture program of events.
 
The workshop will provide professional development opportunities to 12 local artists, architects, designers and engineers interested in employing energy technologies as the material for their work.
 
To apply please send your CV and a 50-100 word statement about why you would like to participate to:
Jodi Newcombe
jodi@carbonarts.org
Applications close August 24th 2018.
For more information please visit:
http://www.carbonarts.org/projects/re-imagining-energy-castlemaine/
 
This project is made possible thanks to a grant from the Regional Centre for Culture and through the State Government of Victoria’s sponsorship of the LAGI2018 design competition for St Kilda Triangle and associated events.

PODCASTS WE LIKE

BBC Radio: Costing the Earth
Exploring man's effect on the environment and how it reacts, questioning accepted truths, challenging those in charge and reporting on progress towards improving the world.
Topics and latest episodes include: The Future of the Countryside and Disappearing Alps.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006r4wn

CLIMACTIC
The voice of the people on climate change. New podcast on climate change in Australia http://www.climactic.fm/subscribe

Please tell us about any other podcasts you think CLIMARTE followers would like to hear. Email us at mail@climarte.org

BOOKS WE'VE READ

The Overstory by Richard Powers (William Heinmann: London)

A monumental novel about reimagining our place in the living world by one of our most “prodigiously talented”(New York Times Book Review) novelists.

In his twelfth novel, National Book Award winner Richard Powers delivers a sweeping, impassioned novel of activism and resistance that is also a stunning evocation of—and paean to—the natural world. From the roots to the crown and back to the seeds, The Overstory unfolds in concentric rings of interlocking fables that range from antebellum New York to the late twentieth-century Timber Wars of the Pacific Northwest and beyond, exploring the essential conflict on this planet: the one taking place between humans and nonhumans. There is a world alongside ours—vast, slow, interconnected, resourceful, magnificently inventive, and almost invisible to us. This is the story of a handful of people who learn how to see that world and who are drawn up into its unfolding catastrophe.

The Overstory is a book for all readers who despair of humanity’s self-imposed separation from the rest of creation and who hope for the transformative, regenerating possibility of a homecoming. If the trees of this earth could speak, what would they tell us?

http://www.richardpowers.net/the-overstory/

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