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?
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?
Some of you may have seen this notice already. I hope to dash out from the arts office to listen in! BUTLER GALLERY Kilkenny LUNCHTIME TALK – ART AND ECOLOGY Pisces #25 Chromogenic print 2003, Susan Unterberg “And for this Nature is Never Spent: Art and Environmental Reform” Lecture given by Dr. Jo Anna Isaak,…Read more Art & Ecology lecture this Tues, Kilkenny Castle: Dr Jo Anna Isaak
Hi all, Just found out that my film that I made for Biodiversity week 2008 Burning Bright, has been selected for the Carlow 2009 Eigse Film programme. Yay!!! I know some of you watched this film as it was selected earlier this year for the Green Party's youtube film festival and asked me how it…Read more Burning Bright selected for Eigse 2009 Film programme
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!
Hi all, Thinning started in our small spruce plantation on Monday!! It's very exciting to see the huge amount of light now coming in; we have a new clearing too which we will be planted with fast growing pioneer species. For our soil conditions, we'll be putting in alder and birch, that will prepare the…Read more Thinning to easily create an ecologically & economically sustainable forest, in South Carlow, Ireland
A big hooray for all those that have been wondering when attention on ecological problems like climate change would seriously be examined in the Arts . The long established UK organisation, the Royal Society of Arts, has been making sterling efforts to both profile the few and encourage more arts practitioners to start looking at…Read more Congratulations to RSA’s new art & ecology international site