Children of Pro Silva Ireland members Anna and Brian Browne enjoying a visit to Hollywood forest in 2010. Photo: Cathy Fitzgerald

Art.Earth artist of the month Cathy Fitzgerald and The Hollywood Forest Story: an ongoing eco-social art practice for permanent forestry in Ireland and elsewhere

Ahead of the international summit on cultural responses to  'Evolving the Forest' taking place in Dartington Hall, near Totnes, Devon, England this June, I was asked by Mark Leahy, of the Directors of the international ecoart network art.earth, to respond to some questions and discuss my work as featured art.earth artist of the month. This…Read more Art.Earth artist of the month Cathy Fitzgerald and The Hollywood Forest Story: an ongoing eco-social art practice for permanent forestry in Ireland and elsewhere

Culture Declares Emergency: signing up from Ireland

“Humanity faces the combined catastrophes of climate change, a mass extinction of vital biodiversity and a degradation of ecosystems health everywhere,” said Lucy Neal, spokesperson for Culture Declares Emergency. “This has now become an emergency situation because governments and industry have not shown the necessary leadership, and, so far, have not acted fast enough. Fortunately,…Read more Culture Declares Emergency: signing up from Ireland

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?

Climate bill passed in US Congress and Michael Jackson’s ‘Earthsong’

As I've mentioned previously, I follow Al Gore on twitter (this is the web service where people can send short text-length messages across the web to anyone who wishes to subscribe). Their short messages (tweets) come into my gmail, so I was working away late last week when I noticed a message come in from…Read more Climate bill passed in US Congress and Michael Jackson’s ‘Earthsong’

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

Actor declares after Age of Stupid film he will return his OBE and President of Maldives declares his country is going completely Carbon Neutral

You can pre-order the Age of Stupid for delivery in May or request permission to show the film in your area (the Stupid Team innovatively held onto the rights for the film). Also, join the Not Stupid campaign here Well, my plan to watch the new climate change film online last night, the Age of…Read more Actor declares after Age of Stupid film he will return his OBE and President of Maldives declares his country is going completely Carbon Neutral

Congratulations to RSA’s new art & ecology international site

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