Dawn of the Symbiocene, Photo: Cathy Fitzgerald, 2019

Help Hold Our Breath for 2040: Call to Global Creative Community to Envision Earth as Forest

Dawn of the Symbiocene: photo by Cathy Fitzgerald, Jan, 2019 A call to Earth's Creative Community–to Envision Earth As Forest! Your invitation to contribute to a digital commemoration of forests that will be held in perpetuity at holdourbreath2040.com Expressing fundamental values like love and care for others are part of any healthy culture. However, I…Read more Help Hold Our Breath for 2040: Call to Global Creative Community to Envision Earth as Forest

Earth Writings: Irish ecosocial art practices with Bogs, Forest, Fields, Gardens

I am delighted to share that a book that has evolved from an ongoing innovative artists-academic project and conversations, launched in 2019, called Earth Writings is available to purchase from this site. I was invited to contribute to this project (with work from my ongoing ecosocial art practice, The Hollywood Forest Story) along with other…Read more Earth Writings: Irish ecosocial art practices with Bogs, Forest, Fields, Gardens

A further 2-year Creative Ireland programme for Carlow’s Drummin Bog announced on 50th anniversary of Earth Day

My work with others for restoring a local wetlands – The Drummin Bog Project, has resulted in some great support from Creative Ireland and ArtLInks for furthering art activities in the surrounding area.

I’m so delighted to find the eco-social art framework that I worked on in Hollywood forest is been put to use in another context. Its also a delight to work with local artists and my husband Martin who is a former geologist and now stone sculptor on a project that is close to where we live. Martin is supervising the scientific and geotechnical surveys of Drummin Bog and Willow is involved too 🙂

Update: The Drummin Bog Project committee are pleased to confirm a 2-yearprogramme of creative projects to raise awareness of this unique wetland habitatwill continue later in 2020 and into 2021. At present, the programme is temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 virus restrictions. Sadly, fire has also recently damaged part of Drummin Bog but fortunately it does not affect the area for the Creative Ireland programme.


In early 2020, the Drummin Bog Project was delighted to learn that South Carlow-based Drummin Bog committee members and artists Jules Michael and Cathy Fitzgerald were successful in gaining significant ongoing funding fromCarlow – Creative IrelandandArtLinksto further the eco-social art programme of the Drummin Bog Project. The funding will enable rich, inclusive collaborationsbetween members of BEAM, Bagenalstown, members of BagenalstownFamily ResourceCentre, environmental archaelogists from UCC,historical woodwright Eoin Donnelly, people living near Drummin Bog and the wider Carlow community.

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