Albatross the film – translating grief through art inspires global #beatplasticpollution movement

Some of the key images that have caught our hearts have been the result of some tireless individuals, who with artistic skills have been translating the throw-away-and-forget horror of our modern way of life. I'm sharing news that in a few days, a lead artist against pollution, photographer Chris Jordan, whose images early on impressed initial horror and grief on the state of our oceans, is releasing his feature length film Albatross free to the world on World Ocean's Day June 8, 2018.

Cathy Davey Sings Us A New Forest

Eco-forest artist and art researcher Cathy Fitzgerald reviews Irish singer-songwriter Cathy Davey's music and videos for her New Forest (2016) album. Fitzgerald reflects how art is a powerful means and meme to engage and convey more life-sustaining eco-social understanding of the Symbiocene.

Findhorn film: An Enquiry into a New Story for Humanity

This weekend the oldest eco-village, Findhorn, launches an important film to commemorate its extraordinarily ambitious 2014 New Story Summit. I have just read a review by one of the talented filmmakers, Rhonda Fabian, who I had the good fortune to meet at the Summit.  I quote her text below to give you an idea of…Read more Findhorn film: An Enquiry into a New Story for Humanity

2nd Red Stables Art & Ecology Summer School Bull Island Dublin

It's great to see all the events organised by the RedStables and Dublin City Arts Office for their 2nd Art & Ecology event. Details below. The Red Stables Art and Ecology Summer School takes place in St. Anne’s Park, Dublin 3 and North Bull Island, a UNESCO protected biosphere reserve. For further information and bookings…Read more 2nd Red Stables Art & Ecology Summer School Bull Island Dublin

more ash night shots – fire and opera

Over the last week or so, with an unusual spell of dry weather, I've been taking more night shots of my young Ash trees. The other night, after coming home late from a meeting, when driving into our small forest I noticed our mountain was on fire.  Its the time of year that local farmers…Read more more ash night shots – fire and opera

Smithson and Holt early Land Art films to be screened in Dublin

I'm delighted to hear that a special screening of Robert Smithson's films are being organised by film curator Aoife Desmond next week in Dublin. US artist Robert Smithson was a seminal figure in the early Land Art movement in the late 1960s. The screening next week will  focus on Smithson's most famous work, Spiral Jetty,…Read more Smithson and Holt early Land Art films to be screened in Dublin

Ecocentric cinema by Andrew Denton

https://vimeo.com/33753042 One of the filmmakers I met in Melbourne at the ASLEC-ANZ Regarding the Earth: Ecological Vision in Word and Image 2012 conference was Andrew Denton, who is a senior digital design lecturer at AUT Auckland. I was delighted to see his work as he like me is a NZer and often examines forests in…Read more Ecocentric cinema by Andrew Denton