Opportunity: Public Art Commission for Tillydrone Gateway, Aberdeen

To install an inspirational, contemporary roadside artwork/sculpture as a Gateway Feature. This commission is for a public artwork to: Convey a sense of place and reflect the history, heritage and aspirations of the community Promote the area and encourage walking and cycling Show drivers that they are entering a residential community Gateway Feature brief: A

Fifty Years of Creating Climate Conscious Art

By Tina Spiro “Behold my works, how beautiful they are, but do not destroy them, as there is no one to repair them after me.” Midrash (teaching of enlightenment) The transition from being a trendy, hard-edged Minimalist artist in New York City in the 1960s to a climate activist artist in the Caribbean was both

Coral Universe

By Susan Hoffman Fishman Courtney Mattison is a ceramic sculptor and ocean advocate based in Los Angeles, California. She creates monumental ceramic installations that reflect both the astounding beauty of coral reefs and the tragedy of human behavior threatening their fragile existence. With a Bachelor of Arts degree in marine ecology and ceramic sculpture and

Wild Authors: James Bradley

By Mary Woodbury I continue my spotlight focus this year on authors whose novels are aimed toward a young adult and/or teen audience. These books might be interesting to teachers looking for titles that their students can read and discuss together; the storytelling about climate change is not entirely new but is settling deep into our

Solar Tapestry

By Joan Sullivan Imagine future archaeologists, post-Anthropocene, discovering an ancient display of colorful solar panels arranged in a straight line. The archaeologists hypothesize that this “solar tapestry” was created to provide future generations with an illustrated epic story of how 21st century Homo Sapiens wisely – but narrowly – averted a climate emergency by embracing

An Interview with Artist Jamie Martinez

By Amy Brady This month I have for you a fascinating interview with artist Jamie Martinez, who recently participated in a climate-themed group show at Yi Gallery in New York City. Jamie is a Colombian/American artist who immigrated to Florida at the age of twelve, where he eventually attended The Miami International University of Art and

Opportunity/Open Call: “Four (plus one) Elements”

“ΚΟΙΝΩΝΩ” is a multidimensional cultural organisation located in Tinos (Greece) offering a unique opportunity to apply for four 15-day cultural residencies in 2020. After four years of continuous presence on the island of Tinos (Greece), “ΚΟΙΝΩΝΩ” Tinos Art Gathering” invites applications from all disciplines in the arts and sciences to the Thematic Series of “Four

Off the Road: A Trip to the Arctic

By Nikki Lindt I arrived early that cold spring morning to the only car rental in Fairbanks willing to allow their cars to be driven up Alaska’s James W. Dalton Highway. I examined the car with Mandy, an employee, who helped put me at ease as she described some of her adventures on that road.

The Future is Solar

By Joan Sullivan If you haven’t seen the stunning results of the Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI)’s sixth international renewable energy design competition, announced last month at the 24th World Energy Congress in Masdar City, Abu Dhabi, you’re in for a treat. Starlit Stratus, by Sunggi Park, first place winner, LAGI 2019 Abu Dhabi competition

The Blued Trees Symphony

Aviva Rahmani will be presenting The Blued Trees Symphony this Thursday, November 7th, for “Law: Perspectives on Environmental Justice” the University of Minnesota Spotlight Series 2019-20, a collaborative partnership between Northrop, the Institute for Advanced Study, and the University Honors Program. The event begins at 3:30 pm in the Best Buy Theater of Northrop, 4th Floor, 84 Church Street SE, Minneapolis, MN. Please join us

Guest Blog: Developing a Carbon Neutral Fringe Show

Pigfoot Theatre was the winning company in our 2019 Sustainable Fringe Awards. In this guest blog, Bea Udale-Smith (director and performer) and Conky Kampfner (writer and dramaturg) explain the ongoing development and evolution of their production. A few weeks ago, I read an interview with a writer of a show about climate change (I’ve been

Painting to Represent the Changing of the Seasons

By Rosie Jones Some of my fondest memories come from visiting galleries and museums and walking around in admiration. I first took an interest in art when I saw impressionist paintings on the walls, capturing nature in a way I hadn’t imagined before. Art from that era made me increasingly aware of the beauty of

Elizabeth Doud and the Mermaid Tear Factory

By Peterson Toscano Elizabeth Doud takes on the role of Siren Jones in her one-person performance, The Mermaid Tear Factory. Based in Miami, Florida, she has been a catalyst in engaging other artists in conversations around climate change. Each year she helps organize Climakaze Miami. Elizabeth explains why she sees Miami as the city of

Wild Authors: Brian Adams

By Mary Woodbury In this spotlight on climate change authors I talk with Brian Adams, who has become a prolific fiction writer covering various environmental themes for teens and young adults. I first talked with Brian in November 2014 after the publication of his novel Love in the Time of Climate Change.  Meet Casey, a community


The Aquarium will display art by painter Danielle Eubank resulting from her twenty-year quest to capture all the world’s oceans The Aquarium of the Pacific will display an exhibit of paintings by artist Danielle Eubank from November 5, 2019, to January 5, 2020. Eubank is exploring the relationship between abstraction and realism. For her One

Opportunity: Adopt an Early Warning Sign

Calling arts venues concerned about climate change! Adopt an Early Warning Sign in 2020! Since 2011, Ellie Harrison‘s four rotating ‘climate change’ signs have been touring arts venues across the UK under the mantra ‘reduce, reuse, recycle your art!’ for a project called Early Warning Signs. Every autumn, the search begins to find four host venues


Lead Editor’s note: We will be publishing excerpts from Q18: dis/sustain/ability, guest edited by Bronwyn Preece, in order to make the content accessible to blind readers with audio screen readers. We’ll also be including audio descriptions of the Quarterly’s original layout designed by Stephanie Plenner, described by Katie Murphy. Please stay tuned for future posts and share

Beltane Fire Society receives funding to explore a ‘Green’ Fire Festival

Beltane Fire Society has been awarded £500 from the Climate Challenge Fund Beltane Fire Society has been awarded £500 from the Climate Challenge Fund, part of Keep Scotland Beautiful, to explore creating a ‘Green’ Fire Festival. The charity’s board applied to the Climate Challenge Fund for a small development grant of £500 to assist in

On Late Style Ecotheatre

By Karen Malpede “There’s a wilding inside that connects with a wilding up there,” Uncle, the elderly environmentalist, says in my 2014 play Extreme Whether. That is what it feels like when creation takes hold of one. Necessity flaps madly in the gut like a free-flying bird that will dash itself to death or find release.

Green Arts Conference Programme and Session Registration Launched

The programme for the annual Green Arts Conference has now been launched and it’s packed with a bumper crop of speakers, workshops, and discussions to sink your teeth into. Take a look now, either on our website page or download the document. As usual, in order to reduce the environmental impact of the conference we