‘The Battle of Moytura Or The Battle for the Soul of Ireland’:- why ecoliteracy for the arts is essential now

cathy Fitzgerald | Haumea | Ecoliteracy for the arts

This is a special post for me. I’m reflecting on the first of what I expect to be many more contributions from ecoliterate creatives I am getting to know in my online ecoliteracy course. I now have the good fortune to meet such talented creatives from all art disciplines and from across the world, in my efforts to bring ecoliteracy to the arts. Their work has nourished me in these challenging times.

I’d like to share this new work below from Irish writer Fearghal Duffy who has a deep interest in Irish myth and who was ‘a student’ in my first 6-week ‘Haumea Ecoliteracy for Creatives and Art Educators’ pilot online course (I hesitate to call my cohort ‘students’ as they are remarkably talented).

This new work from Fearghal came about as I invited my first cohort of students to present a small work for our last online Zoom group…

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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?

‘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

Burning Bright selected for Eigse 2009 Film programme

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

Lismore: Art & Spaces Now-White Cube, Green Maze: New Art Landscapes talk by Curator Raymond Ryan, Carnegie Museum

This talk looks very interesting, not sure if I will be able to make it. White Cube, Green Maze: New Art Landscapes by Raymond Ryan (Curator, Heinz Architectural Centre, Carnegie Museum) If in the 1960s and ‘70s, Art found a home in the clinical white interior (and, occasionally, the wilderness) and if, in the 1980s…Read more Lismore: Art & Spaces Now-White Cube, Green Maze: New Art Landscapes talk by Curator Raymond Ryan, Carnegie Museum