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Melbourne Awards

CLIMARTE is a finalist in the 2015 Melbourne Awards.


Now in its thirteenth year, the city’s most prestigious awards ceremony recognises organisations and individuals across a range of sectors that have dedicated themselves to Melbourne.

Lord Mayor Robert Doyle congratulated the individuals and organisations shortlisted. “People and organisations are the real heart and soul of cities and, as the most liveable city in the world for five consecutive years, we have some really impressive ones right here in Melbourne,” the Lord Mayor said.

“This year’s Melbourne Awards finalists are all exemplary: their achievements, passion and dedication deserve this recognition.” 

CLIMARTE has been nominated for the ART+CLIMATE =CHANGE 2015 festival as a Contribution to Environmental Sustainability by a Community Organisation.



 
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MPavilion 2015, Amanda Levete, AL_A.
 

Into the Anthroposcenic


William L. Fox, founding Director of the Center for Art + Environment at the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno, Nevada, is returning to Melbourne in November for two special appearances.

Bill will give a Keynote presentation, Into the Anthroposcenic, at 6:00pm on 4 November at the National Gallery of Victoria. In this special address, Bill will trace how artists and architects are shaping the most important debate of the early 21st century; a debate not of whether to geo-engineer the planet, but how we will change the way in which we are going about this global project. Book here (free entry).
 
MPavilion will also host an MTalk - Art & Nature at 12:30pm on 4 November. Come along and listen to Bill Fox and Guy Abrahams discuss how art and nature are merging. Is this good for art? Is it good for the planet? Can art help us find a way through our current environmental challenges? Come and join the conversation (free entry).

Both events are proudly presented by CLIMARTE in association with the Hugh Williamson Foundation, John Truscott Design Foundation, MPavilion, and the NGV.

Floating Land Forum
 

Floating Land is recognised as one of Australia’s leading art and environment events and is held within the UNESCO biosphere-listed Noosa, South East Queensland. Floating Land is an ongoing conversation about creativity, the environment and culture. The Forum is a day of presentations about how art and Floating Land can influence our respect for the environment.
Featuring speakers: Guy Abrahams, Nina Colosi, Ricardo Dal Farra, Craig Walsh, Natasha Edwards,  and Kevin Wilson.
 
Saturday 17 October, 9am - 4pm at The J, Noosa Junction. Free event.
Bookings essential: floatingland@noosa.qld.gov.au


Echigo Tsumari Art and Environment Triennial


Melbourne Sustainable Society Deputy Director and friend of CLIMARTE John Wiseman recently attended the Echigo Tsumari Art and Environment Triennial in Japan.

The festival explores the role of art in strengthening the sustainability and resilience of rural and regional communities.

This evocative 'Postcard from Japan' was penned by John Wiseman and Fay Chomley.
 


CLIMARTE YouTube Channel


CLIMARTE has launched its own YouTube Channel showcasing a series of videos from the ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2015 festival. See Keynote presentations by David Buckland and William L.Fox,  the public forum Who Speaks for the Earth?, and a behind the scenes look at the Maldves Exodus Caravan Show. There are also interviews, exhibition coverage, and lots more. Happy viewing!
 
Summer Architecture Commission, John Wardle Architects
 

Futures: Art, Design and the Environment

What does the future look like for Melbourne?

As the population grows in Melbourne, issues of sustainability and urban planning are of great concern to policy makers.

What is the role of the arts in these conversations? How are architects, artists and designers responding to these environmental and cultural shifts?

Diverse speakers explore the intersections between culture and climate change and discuss our responses to the environment through architecture, design and art.

Moderator: Ann Jones, ABC Radio National broadcaster
Speakers: Rob Adams AM, City of Melbourne; Jonathan La Nauze, Australian Conservation Foundation; Assoc. Prof. Esther Charlesworth, School of Architecture and Design, RMIT ; and Guy Abrahams, CEO, CLIMARTE.

Sun 8 Nov, 1 - 2 pm NGV International, Grollo Equiset Garden, 180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne. More information

Presented in collaboration with the Australian Conservation Foundation.

People's Climate March!

In the last weekend of November, will you help create the biggest mobilisation the world has ever seen? 

As world leaders meet in Paris for the United Nations climate summit, we will gather in Australian cities and across the world to call for action. We will march alongside millions of people in hundreds of major cities around the world.

We are marching because we know we can change the world when we work together.

We want our politicians to put our communities first. We think the future is full of amazing opportunities.

RSVP for your city!
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