PhD by Practice – The Ecological Turn: Living Well with forests to explain eco-social art practices

I'm delighted to announce that this week I was conferred with a PhD by Practice in Visual Culture at the National College of Art and Design at a ceremony at University College Dublin. There are so, so many people to thank and I'm delighted to start to share some of my practice and research, FINALLY!…Read more PhD by Practice – The Ecological Turn: Living Well with forests to explain eco-social art practices

Evolving the Forest, Creative Summit 19-21, 2019, Call for submissions

I have been lucky enough to attend two creative art and ecology summits organised by art.earth. Next year's theme is all about forests so I'm very much hoping to attend!! I expect it will be not so much 'evolving forests', more that it will a rich event promoting conversations and creativity, practical and scientific knowledge,…Read more Evolving the Forest, Creative Summit 19-21, 2019, Call for submissions

Suwarrow ‘atoll is a living island’- Behind the scenes of ‘once i counted birds’ film

'I have been aware of the sea as an enclosing presence, both sheltering and dangerous. But most important, I have noticed that the atoll (Suwarrow) belongs to the organic world; it is a living island' RD Frisbie, 'Island of Desire - the story of a South Seas Trader, 1944 Readers, I have been overwhlemed by…Read more Suwarrow ‘atoll is a living island’- Behind the scenes of ‘once i counted birds’ film

‘i once counted birds’, a new film at last

'Almost anything you do will seem insignificant, but it is very important that you do it'    M. Ghandi It's funny how things can come together so quickly. Last weekend I was looking at all the people across the globe coming together to mark the 350 global day of climate change awareness and still thinking, I…Read more ‘i once counted birds’, a new film at last

A good forest economy now needed in Ireland

The first 'forest to fuel' meeting organised by the Transition Town group FutureProof Kilkenny and Glas last week turned out to be a good event with much local interest. Contributions were made  from Glas on German woodburners and gasifiers. I made a short presentation about how my art project is documenting our transformation of our…Read more A good forest economy now needed in Ireland

Burning Bright and DNA

Hi everyone I have work  in two galleries at the moment; firstly my short film 'burning bright' is been shown in a group show, the 9 stone group of Artists at the Norman Gallery in Wexford near where we live -Martin, Anthony, Nicola and other friends are also exhibiting. It opens tomorrow Sat 27 June…Read more Burning Bright and DNA

Our baby Ash forest is coming up fast!

our new baby Ash forest is coming up!, originally uploaded by CathyArt. Our forest floor is now covered with tiny green seedlings, our free future forest. We are finding it hard to walk now and not squash any but they'll keep coming up next year too. From all the seedlings appearing, we know it's going…Read more Our baby Ash forest is coming up fast!