Buy Nothing Day and the value of Art?

Several years ago, a comic artist/social activist, Ted Dave in Vancouver started the now global 'Buy Nothing Day*' which is today , November 27 in the US and November 28 Internationally. Often it is hard to gauge the effect that the creative area can bring to important issues and that charge is now being laid…Read more Buy Nothing Day and the value of Art?

Ghost Forest in London’s Trafalgar Sqaure?

There is a growing list of cultural activities planned for the Copenhagen Climate Change summit in December, not so much in Ireland but more in the UK and Europe. See the RSA Arts for COP15 site for more info - you can join this site if you are creating work/exhibitions or just interested. Probably the…Read more Ghost Forest in London’s Trafalgar Sqaure?

Great poster designers create for climate change in Ljubljana: a post for Blog Action Day

Do you look at posters when you are in a new place? I do and I happened across this great poster in Ljubljana recently. Don't you agree that the strongest message can sometimes be said with the simplest of materials. I wasn't surprised at all that this poster by Gaja Mežnarič Osole of Slovenia, gained…Read more Great poster designers create for climate change in Ljubljana: a post for Blog Action Day

Climate bill passed in US Congress and Michael Jackson’s ‘Earthsong’

As I've mentioned previously, I follow Al Gore on twitter (this is the web service where people can send short text-length messages across the web to anyone who wishes to subscribe). Their short messages (tweets) come into my gmail, so I was working away late last week when I noticed a message come in from…Read more Climate bill passed in US Congress and Michael Jackson’s ‘Earthsong’

MOOT VI: THE CURRENT CLIMATE Art, Ecology and Sustainability in Kilkenny

Just thought I would post this as it's happening in my work place next week. Mary (Kilkenny Arts Officer) and Jean (Education Curator, Butler Gallery, Kilkenny) have been working hard on the 2nd Moot event on Art and the Environment; the first event a year ago had some very useful info, particularly Gavin Harte letting…Read more MOOT VI: THE CURRENT CLIMATE Art, Ecology and Sustainability in Kilkenny

Invitation to an Easter chipping party -you’re invited!

Hi everyone, As you know we had our small spruce wood thinned in January - over 200 trees were felled and that created large piles of branches all around our site. I'm talking piles of organic material about 5 feet high in places! Obviously you can leave some to decay naturally, as seen in my…Read more Invitation to an Easter chipping party -you’re invited!

The retrospective Radical Nature exhibition was supported by the RSA Art & Ecology programme and hosted Prof TJ Demos' first writings on the topic in 2009. I spent two days at the exhibition as it was so rare to see such work on display at the time.

Congratulations to RSA’s new art & ecology international site

  Update 2010: Unfortunately after the collapse of the 2009 UN Climate Change Summit and the cutbacks to the arts after the 2008 crash, the UK RSA Art & Ecology programme was discontinued. It wasa huge loss for those in Britain and Ireland just beginning to establish work in this area. The RSA ran the…Read more Congratulations to RSA’s new art & ecology international site