Introducing Haumea and a proposed new online ‘ecoliteracy for the arts’ course: your ideas welcome!

An ecoliterate person is prepared to be an effective member of sustainable society, with well‐rounded abilities of head, heart, hands, and spirit, comprising an organic understanding of the world and participatory action within and with the environment. McBride et al., 2013, Ecosphere, Vol. 4, Issue 5. Some of you might know, in addition to my…Read more Introducing Haumea and a proposed new online ‘ecoliteracy for the arts’ course: your ideas welcome!

Hollywood, ‘the little wood that could’ is a small 2-acre Close-to-Nature continuous cover forest growing under the Blackstairs Mountains, in South County Carlow, Ireland. Photo: Martin Lyttle

PhD by Practice – The Ecological Turn: Living Well with forests to explain eco-social art practices

I'm delighted to announce that this week I was conferred with a PhD by Practice in Visual Culture at the National College of Art and Design at a ceremony at University College Dublin. There are so, so many people to thank and I'm delighted to start to share some of my practice and research, FINALLY!…Read more PhD by Practice – The Ecological Turn: Living Well with forests to explain eco-social art practices

Evolving the Forest, Creative Summit 19-21, 2019, Call for submissions

I have been lucky enough to attend two creative art and ecology summits organised by art.earth. Next year's theme is all about forests so I'm very much hoping to attend!! I expect it will be not so much 'evolving forests', more that it will a rich event promoting conversations and creativity, practical and scientific knowledge,…Read more Evolving the Forest, Creative Summit 19-21, 2019, Call for submissions

the key role of eco-social art practices to envision life-sustaining futures

The bodily exertions endured by Robinson during his researches and observations are, once more, indexical of a decelerated ecological vision - a mode of discovery and living that privileges immersion and depth in its relationship with the living landscape's storehouse of natural and cultural imprints. Eoin Flannery, 2016, 'Essayist of Place: Postcolonialism and Ecology', p.223.…Read more the key role of eco-social art practices to envision life-sustaining futures

RESPOND: Snap-shop of all Art & Ecology activities occurring in UK, June ’09

There has been a lot of activity in the UK recently led by the RSA Arts & Ecology programme in trying to take a snapshot of all the arts and ecology activity happening in the UK in June '09 - aptly named RESPOND! It's one of their projects for United Nation's Environmental Programme UNEP World…Read more RESPOND: Snap-shop of all Art & Ecology activities occurring in UK, June ’09

FINDING SHELTER – 10 ton temporary Willow Sculpture in Ireland’s peatlands

Kevin O’Dwyer, Director, Sculpture in the Parklands introduces the programme taking place around environmental artist Patrick Dougherty’s residency at the sculpture park For three weeks this summer (26 May – 14 June) internationally renowned environmental artist Patrick Dougherty and his helpers will twist, weave and entangle hundreds of willow saplings to create a monumental work…Read more FINDING SHELTER – 10 ton temporary Willow Sculpture in Ireland’s peatlands