Albatross the film – translating grief through art inspires global #beatplasticpollution movement

Some of the key images that have caught our hearts have been the result of some tireless individuals, who with artistic skills have been translating the throw-away-and-forget horror of our modern way of life. I'm sharing news that in a few days, a lead artist against pollution, photographer Chris Jordan, whose images early on impressed initial horror and grief on the state of our oceans, is releasing his feature length film Albatross free to the world on World Ocean's Day June 8, 2018.

‘Raising the Shining, Reflective Shield’: the urgent need for art and sustainability policy for Ireland

A study I undertook last year (supported by a Carlow Arts Office award), which began as a review of international art and sustainability for County Carlow quickly grew to scope policy for Ireland. I have long felt that so much more could be done to highlight the central role culture has for engaging civil…Read more ‘Raising the Shining, Reflective Shield’: the urgent need for art and sustainability policy for Ireland

Understanding a place “without shortcuts”: exploring the Tim Robinson archive 

On such occasions the basic act of attention that creates a place out of a location would be renewed, enhanced by whatever systems of understanding we can muster, from the mathematical to the mythological, by the passion of poetry, or by simple enjoyment of the play of light on it. Here is a gateway to…Read more Understanding a place “without shortcuts”: exploring the Tim Robinson archive 

2nd Red Stables Art & Ecology Summer School Bull Island Dublin

It's great to see all the events organised by the RedStables and Dublin City Arts Office for their 2nd Art & Ecology event. Details below. The Red Stables Art and Ecology Summer School takes place in St. Anne’s Park, Dublin 3 and North Bull Island, a UNESCO protected biosphere reserve. For further information and bookings…Read more 2nd Red Stables Art & Ecology Summer School Bull Island Dublin

bodies, landscapes, homes – Galway Dance Days with Art Geography Ireland

"Living as we do in the time of the great global warming, when the pursuit of private property denies communal claims, and when the reckless corruption of the few meets the immiseration of the many, the connections between bodies, between bodies and places, and between bodies, landscapes, homes and communities need to be rethought and…Read more bodies, landscapes, homes – Galway Dance Days with Art Geography Ireland