Hollywood forest in Carlow is a citizen scientist for soil and climate with EU GROW Observatory

Creating a 'global soil map' to show how soil, from where we were born across the Earth, connects and supports us all, with Monkeyshine Theatre at the Grow Observatory Citizen Workshop at VISUAL Carlow on 1 Dec, 2018 Update: Grow Observatory is taking part in Ireland, across two areas: the South East (Carlow, Kilkenny, South…Read more Hollywood forest in Carlow is a citizen scientist for soil and climate with EU GROW Observatory

Dancing to our Cultures-Futures today

I'm heading off to Copenhagen today - I am excited but also have mixed feelings as I see Copenhagen as only a beginning of serious debate and awareness about Climate Change. I was reading the editorial in the Guardian this morning, who sums it up better than I and the disapointing distraction that has arisen…Read more Dancing to our Cultures-Futures today

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

Chair of Pro Silva Ireland, Jan Alexander, receives 2009 RDS Forestry Merit Award

I'm delighted to write that my friend Jan Alexander has just received the 2009 RDS Forestry Merit award for her 20+ year contribution to Irish Forestry. Here she is pictured with Minister of State for Forestry, Tom Killeen at the award ceremony at Kilkenny Castle last thursday. Hurrah!! (Photos taken with my phone, apologies for…Read more Chair of Pro Silva Ireland, Jan Alexander, receives 2009 RDS Forestry Merit Award

Art & Ecology lecture this Tues, Kilkenny Castle: Dr Jo Anna Isaak

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

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

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