Yearly Archives: 2014

Fallen Animals CFP

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Deadline for this workshop is 15th January 2015.
Call For Papers – Fallen Animals: an interdisciplinary perspective
19th-20th March 2015, University of Aberdeen, Scotland

Following the success of the Fall Narratives project in 2014, this workshop will explore the theme of fallen animals. The serpent in the Garden of Eden is but one example of the ambivalence which has characterized the human-animal relationship over the centuries, both across, and within, cultures, societies and traditions. With publications such as Anat Pick’s Creaturely Poetics (2011), the field of post-anthropocentrism studies has in recent years become particularly vibrant and attracts scholarly attention from a variety of disciplines. We welcome proposals with research interest in fields such as, but not limited to, literature, religion, languages, history, philosophy, psychology, art, film and visual culture, cultural studies and economics.

We are pleased to confirm that Dr Laura McMahon of the University of Cambridge will be the keynote speaker.

Potential topics include (but again, are not limited to) the following:

  • Physical falls
  • Symbolic falls
  • Literary falls
  • Psychological falls
  • Changing symbolisms within a single tradition, culture, society or religion, or across different ones
  • Animals’ creation stories
  • Demonic and demonized animals
  • The changing significance of animals in terms of religion, society, economics, nutrition, etc.; and in interconnection between any such fields
  • Cinematic fallen animals
  • Animals in popular culture

Abstracts of approximately 200 words should be sent to the organizers:

Dr Zohar Hadromi-Allouche zohar@abdn.ac.uk and Dr Áine Larkin a.larkin@abdn.ac.uk

Deadline for submission is 15th January 2015

Dr Zohar Hadromi-Allouche
Lecturer in Islam
School of Divinity, History and Philosophy
King’s College, Aberdeen AB24 3UB
Scotland, United Kingdom
Tel: + 44 (0) 1224 273112
Email: zohar@abdn.ac.uk

ecoartscotland is a resource focused on art and ecology for artists, curators, critics, commissioners as well as scientists and policy makers. It includes ecoartscotland papers, a mix of discussions of works by artists and critical theoretical texts, and serves as a curatorial platform.

It has been established by Chris Fremantle, producer and research associate with On The Edge ResearchGray’s School of Art, The Robert Gordon University. Fremantle is a member of a number of international networks of artists, curators and others focused on art and ecology.

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Strange Attractor

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Image from Strange Attractor exhibition courtesy of David Blyth

If you are in Aberdeen you should take the opportunity to visit David Blyth’s exhibition at the Georgina Scott Sutherland Study Centre, Aberdeen Business School, Garthdee, before going to the discussion being held at Aberdeen Art Gallery at 2pm on Saturday 13 December.

This first event in a series of three brings together artist David Blyth with social anthropologist Petra Tjitske Kalshoven and artist Alana Jelinek.

David Blyth’s current exhibition Strange Attractor, on show at the Georgina Scott Sutherland learning centre, RGU, draws on themes of totem and the fetish to examine the ambiguity of human animal relations. Through a sustained examination of the craft skills of taxidermy the exhibition seeks to breath new life into the taxidermy specimen by imagining new ways of understanding their ‘being’ in the world.

Blyth will speak to social anthropologist Petra Tjitske Kalshoven exploring her research into different genealogies of knowledge and London based artist Alana Jelinek who has just completed a residency in Cambridge Museum of Archeology and Anthropology which produced the site specific intervention and stand alone art work ‘The Forks Tale’.

All three speakers will present on their work entering into conversation with each other around the intersections of their practices before opening the discussion up to incorporate feelings and observations from the room.

These events are programmed in partnership with SCAN, Grays School of Art (IDEAS Institute, Robert Gordon University) and supported by Aberdeen City Council and Creative Scotland.

Click here to reserve your FREE ticket.

Prior to the main event SCAN will host an informal meeting (at 1pm) for current members and anyone interested in finding out more about the SCAN network (www.sca-net.org/what-is-scan/). Please email info@sca-net.org to RSVP.

ecoartscotland is a resource focused on art and ecology for artists, curators, critics, commissioners as well as scientists and policy makers. It includes ecoartscotland papers, a mix of discussions of works by artists and critical theoretical texts, and serves as a curatorial platform.

It has been established by Chris Fremantle, producer and research associate with On The Edge ResearchGray’s School of Art, The Robert Gordon University. Fremantle is a member of a number of international networks of artists, curators and others focused on art and ecology.

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Australia: Arts and climate change festival

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The festival ‘ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2015’ will be staged in Melbourne, Australia, from 11 April to 17 May 2015. It is a festival which aims to inform, engage and inspire, delivering an expansive and stimulating series of events that can help lead us towards a creative, just and sustainable future.

‘ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2015’ is a festival of climate change related arts, and ideas will include over 20 curated exhibitions at alongside a series of keynote lectures and public forums featuring local and international guests.

The events are intented to provide a clear space for the discussion of the challenges and opportunities, impacts and solutions, arising from climate change.

Art, culture, and environment are areas of contemporary intersection, generating exciting explorations of aesthetic ideas and creative thinking concerning the environmental conundrums of the 21st century.

‘ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2015’ will be staged with further participation from museums and galleries located in greater Melbourne and regional Victoria.

Participants include:

Ian Potter Museum of Art – University of Melbourne
ACMI, Australian Centre for the Moving Image
ARC One Gallery
Art Projects Australia
Australian Galleries
Carbon Arts / RMIT Design Hub
Centre for Contemporary Photography
Craft
Creative Spaces Carlton Connect Studio
Federation Square
Heide Museum of Modern Art
Horsham Regional Art Gallery
Latrobe University Museum of Art
Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts
MARS Gallery
Melbourne School of Design – University of Melbourne
Monash Gallery of Art
RMIT Gallery
Sophie Gannon Gallery
TarraWarra Museum of Art
Victorian Eco Innovation Lab
West Space


If you with to receive announcements about ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2015, you can subscribe to the CLIMARTE newsletter on www.climarte.org/

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Culture|Futures is an international collaboration of organizations and individuals who are concerned with shaping and delivering a proactive cultural agenda to support the necessary transition towards an Ecological Age by 2050.

The Cultural sector that we refer to is an interdisciplinary, inter-sectoral, inter-genre collaboration, which encompasses policy-making, intercultural dialogue/cultural relations, creative cities/cultural planning, creative industries and research and development. It is those decision-makers and practitioners who can reach people in a direct way, through diverse messages and mediums.

Affecting the thinking and behaviour of people and communities is about the dissemination of stories which will profoundly impact cultural values, beliefs and thereby actions. The stories can open people’s eyes to a way of thinking that has not been considered before, challenge a preconceived notion of the past, or a vision of the future that had not been envisioned as possible. As a sector which is viewed as imbued with creativity and cultural values, rather than purely financial motivations, the cultural sector’s stories maintain the trust of people and society.

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Opportunity: Artist Residency – NW Edinburgh Partnership Centre

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North Edinburgh Arts seeks to engage two visual artists to undertake a socially-engaged residency for an initial period of 13 months from March 2015, this will be extended pending all funds being secured to 26 months in total.

This project will specifically provide opportunities for artists who hold both excellent engagement and communication skills and a very strong artistic practice, wishing to work within an unusually open and innovative brief.

This opportunity aims to engage the local community, and those who will work and visit the new North West Edinburgh Partnership Centre (NWEPC) to be built in Muirhouse from March 2015, and to root the new partnership centre within the local cultural fabric of the area. The NWEPC is led by NHS Lothian in partnership with City of Edinburgh Council.

This programme will create an opportunity for existing and emerging communities to work together to create something personal to them, resulting in an enhanced sense of pride and ownership and a real sense of place and belonging within a continually changing environment.

Each artist in residence will work, initially, with a minimum of 2 community/ patient groups each, resulting in 2 temporary interventions/ events to be sited in and around the partnership centre, adjacent to North Edinburgh Arts. Once all funding is in place this will be extended to include a further 2 community/patient groups involved in a further 2 temporary interventions/events.

For further information and to apply, please visit the opportunity listing on the North Edinburgh Arts website, located here.

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Creative Carbon Scotland is a partnership of arts organisations working to put culture at the heart of a sustainable Scotland. We believe cultural and creative organisations have a significant influencing power to help shape a sustainable Scotland for the 21st century.

In 2011 we worked with partners Festivals Edinburgh, the Federation of Scottish Threatre and Scottish Contemporary Art Network to support over thirty arts organisations to operate more sustainably.

We are now building on these achievements and working with over 70 cultural organisations across Scotland in various key areas including carbon management, behavioural change and advocacy for sustainable practice in the arts.

Our work with cultural organisations is the first step towards a wider change. Cultural organisations can influence public behaviour and attitudes about climate change through:

Changing their own behaviour;
Communicating with their audiences;
Engaging the public’s emotions, values and ideas.

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New Case Study: Glass Workshop Improvements

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North Lands Creative Glass was established in 1995 to stimulate the growing interest in glass as an art form. The centre’s facilities include a general & mould area, hot shop, kiln room, sand-blasting room, air powered grinding tools, a lamp-working station and a cold working and finishing shop. Truly a hub for creative glass innovation, North Lands Creative Glass has also made various improvements to the workshops that benefit the artists using them, as well as the environment.

Read more from our latest case study to find out:

  • How to manage equipment safely and efficiently
  • Which workshop improvements are worth the investment
  • What technology is available for operating a more sustainable workshop

More information about North Lands Creative Glass can be found in our most recent resource, located here.


Image: Bruno Romanelli. Ida. 2013.

 

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Creative Carbon Scotland is a partnership of arts organisations working to put culture at the heart of a sustainable Scotland. We believe cultural and creative organisations have a significant influencing power to help shape a sustainable Scotland for the 21st century.

In 2011 we worked with partners Festivals Edinburgh, the Federation of Scottish Threatre and Scottish Contemporary Art Network to support over thirty arts organisations to operate more sustainably.

We are now building on these achievements and working with over 70 cultural organisations across Scotland in various key areas including carbon management, behavioural change and advocacy for sustainable practice in the arts.

Our work with cultural organisations is the first step towards a wider change. Cultural organisations can influence public behaviour and attitudes about climate change through:

Changing their own behaviour;
Communicating with their audiences;
Engaging the public’s emotions, values and ideas.

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GAI Summer Festivals Report 2014 published

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The Green Arts Initiative (GAI) is a simple accreditation scheme designed to give venues and organisations the advice, support and tools they need to become greener and let audiences and the public know what they are doing. This year we offered temporary membership to all those venues and visiting companies that operate exclusively during the busy summer festival season. Festival-specific venues and companies require unique advice and resources, and our collection of data from these organisations will better inform Creative Carbon Scotland of where these needs exist.

GAI-coverClear areas of focus for the organisations involved in the 2014 Summer Festivals season include minimising waste production, improving recycling programmes, increasing energy efficiency and better managing of travel, energy and water use.

Click on the image below to read our GAI Summer Festivals Report 2014, which includes synthesis of the actions accomplished during the summer months of 2014 and inspiring initiatives from our temporary GAI members.

Other resources compiled from the Summer Festivals season include GAI Spotlights from Saughtonhall Drama Group, Out of the BlueGilded Balloon, Puppet Animation Scotland and Gin and Tonic Productions, as well as highlights from various festival shows, exhibitions and events, all part of our 2014 #GreenFests campaign.

The post GAI Summer Festivals Report 2014 published appeared first on Creative Carbon Scotland.

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Creative Carbon Scotland is a partnership of arts organisations working to put culture at the heart of a sustainable Scotland. We believe cultural and creative organisations have a significant influencing power to help shape a sustainable Scotland for the 21st century.

In 2011 we worked with partners Festivals Edinburgh, the Federation of Scottish Threatre and Scottish Contemporary Art Network to support over thirty arts organisations to operate more sustainably.

We are now building on these achievements and working with over 70 cultural organisations across Scotland in various key areas including carbon management, behavioural change and advocacy for sustainable practice in the arts.

Our work with cultural organisations is the first step towards a wider change. Cultural organisations can influence public behaviour and attitudes about climate change through:

Changing their own behaviour;
Communicating with their audiences;
Engaging the public’s emotions, values and ideas.

Go to Creative Carbon Scotland

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