‘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

networking the arts to save the earth – article published

5 Aug 2011 Published article:  I was invited to submit an article to the Visual Artists Ireland (VAI) newsletter. So I reworked and shortened my 8000 word research paper ‘networking the arts to save the earth‘, which I had available on my blog to download here. Surprisingly nearly 80 people have downloaded paper!!! though perhaps…Read more networking the arts to save the earth – article published

‘i hear of press conferences of petitions, of signatures of campaigns & lobbying but no words will come’

The lines in the heading are a quote from an amazingly heartfelt poem Requiem for a Rainforest by celebrated Malaysian poet/lawyer, Cecil Rajendra. Cecil read it during the keynote presentations at the first Culture |Futures Symposium at the UN Climate summit, Cop15. I went up to him later to thank him for this poem and…Read more ‘i hear of press conferences of petitions, of signatures of campaigns & lobbying but no words will come’