The Carbon Lab – An Anthropocene Conversation Between Artists

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog by Guest Blogger Dr Carol Birrell She was a tiny clot of earth, a nano particle of something finer than clay, finer than silt, but soil nonetheless. She was ancient with memory rushing though gills, feather, bone and gullet. She rubbed against scales, swallowed spore of

Artists announced for annual Arts & Sustainability Residency 2016

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Creative Carbon Scotland is pleased to announce the selected artists forThinking through the Anthropocene: Arts & Sustainability Residency.  Running for its third consecutive year, the residency provides eight Scotland-based artists and creative practitioners with the time, space and interdisciplinary input to explore how their work relates to the Anthropocene

Partial history of artists and bioremediation

This post comes to you from EcoArtScotland   The video posted by A Blade of Grass as well as the information on their website highlighting Jan Mun’s work with Greenpoint Bioremediation Project on Newtown Creek, a polluted industrial maritime waterway and Superfund site, is great. An artist doing useful ecologically-focused work, engaging the symbolism of

Maker Coral Mallow on creating the Fringe Sustainable Practice Award piece

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland This post comes from Coral Mallow: the artist we commissioned this summer to craft the Edinburgh Fringe Sustainable Practice Award. Here’s what she has to say about her process. The Edinburgh Festival Fringe! It is an exciting time to be in the city with it’s candy wrapper costume

Hebrides International Film Festival

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Rural Nations Scotland CIC is proud to present the programme for this year’s Hebrides International Film Festival 2016: Islands and Environment. We are pleased to be partnering with An Lanntair Arts Centre who will be our hub for this year’s festival, screening our entire programme across its main

Why Land Art Generator in Scotland?

This post comes to you from EcoArtScotland Video from the Test Unit Pecha Kucha at the Whisky Bond, Glasgow, July 2016, which provides a context for LAGI Glasgow.  Thanks to TAKTAL for the opportunity.Filed under: energy, Fremantle writing, News Tagged: Brent Spar, Greenpeace, land Art Generator, Peter Fend, PLATFORM London ecoartscotland is a resource focused

Jackie Brookner, Of Nature: A Retrospective at Wave Hill

This post comes to you from EcoArtSpace The opening reception for Jackie Brookner: Of Nature will take place at Wave Hill on Saturday September 17th from 2 – 4:30pm. This will be the first retrospective tracing the expansive work of Jackie Brookner (1945–2015), an artist who was deeply engaged with the environment. Brookner’s groundbreaking, remediative

Tim Ingold: ‘The Sustainability of Everything’

This post comes to you from EcoArtScotland There was an interesting piece in the NY Times recently entitled Against Sustainability questioning the meaningfulness of ‘sustainability’ and offering a critique of the nostalgia-based version, We will get a very different ‘take’ on this issue from Tim Ingold, Professor of Anthropology at the University of Aberdeen, activist for better

Tickets Now Available for 51 Shades of Green

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland We’re excited to announce that tickets are now available for 51 Shades of Green: Action in the Arts! This full day conference will explore the variety of creative and innovative actions being taken to reduce the environmental impact of the arts, and engage the sector in sustainability. Held

Call for Papers: American Theatre and Performance in the Anthropocene Era

Journal of American Drama and Theatre Special Issue: American Theatre and Performance in the Anthropocene Era  The American Theatre and Drama Society invites submissions for the Spring 2017 issue of the Journal of American Drama and Theatre. Membership in ATDS is not required for submission of an article, but submissions from ATDS members are especially encouraged.

Save the Date: 51 Shades of Green

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland We’re excited to announce the date of our second annual conference! 51 Shades of Green: Action in the Arts will take place on Thursday 27th October 2016, returning to the Pearce Institute in Glasgow for a full day of discussion around the key actions the arts sector is

Opportunity: Imagining a Climate Ready Future: Cultural practices in place-making and social transformation

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Call for Arts and Humanities to join in a climate change conference and help shape thinking about our future ECCA 2017 is Europe’s major conference on preparing for and resilience to climate change, and it’s happening in Glasgow from June 6th – 9th 2017. Creative Carbon Scotland, Sniffer

Winner Announced of the Edinburgh Fringe Sustainable Practice Award 2016!

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland The 2016 EFSPA was announced by the Center of Sustainable Practice In the Arts and Creative Carbon Scotland at a ceremony at the Festival Theatre on Friday August 26th. The award, celebrating sustainable design, content and production at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, was given to VOU Fiji Dance for

Meghan Moe Beitiks reviews Soil Culture

This post comes to you from EcoArtScotland SoilCulture: bringing the arts down to earth, from theCentre for Contemporary Art in the Natural World (CCANW) and Falmouth Art Gallery published in collaboration with Gaia Projects is the culmination of years of work—comprehensive documentation of a significant exhibition, nine curated artist residencies, and a Soil Culture Forum.

#GreenFests: Our Top Picks of Take One Action Film Festival

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Take One Action Film Festival is back in Glasgow and Edinburgh from 14-25 September, bringing together filmmakers, artists, activists, audiences and journalists and premiering the most acclaimed international documentaries focusing on social and environmental justice. This year’s programme showcases a fantastic range of films and events that offer

What We Talk About When We Talk About Climate Change

Featured Image: Members of the Tidelines Ferry Tour from left to right: Hoonah high schoolers Cecilia George and Mary Jack, artists Heather Powell, Michelle Kuen Suet Fung, Chantal Bilodeau, and Allison Warden at the ferry terminal in Ketchikan. Photo by Peter Bradley. This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog by Guest Blogger Peter

Opportunity: Nature and Culture to Revitalize an Island

This post comes to you from EcoArtScotland International Creative Workshop in Megijima, Japan2016 October 2-9 (long session) / October 8-9 (short session)hosted by SocieCity and Final Strawwith Patrick M. Lydon, Suhee Kang, and Kaori Tsuji Ecological activism, creative practice, and community building come together on the Island of Megijima, Japan this October, and we want

Nka Foundation announces INTERNATIONAL EARTH SCULPTURE SYMPOSIUM for October 3 – 31, 2016

BETENIM, Ghana – June 24, 2016 – PRLog — VENUE: Abetenim Arts Village near Kumasi in GhanaDATE: October 3 – 31, 2016Nka Foundation invites creative practitioners from around the world for the 2016 International Earth Sculpture Symposium at Abetenim Arts Village in Ghana. Practitioners in the visual arts, building arts, landscape architecture, environmental design and

Revival of SEEDS in celebration of Earthdance’s 30th Anniversary

SEEDS 2016 is an interdisciplinary arts and ecology festival gathering artists, community activists, scientists, spiritual leaders, permaculture practitioners, and more for ten days at Earthdance, an artist-run workshop, residency, and retreat center located in the Berkshire hills of Western Massachusetts. September 16, 2016 – 5:00pm – September 25, 2016 – 3:00pm This year we are

Opportunity: Course on Regenerative Art & Public Spaces with

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Regenerative Art: the aesthetics of renewable energy in public spaces November 11-13, 2016 Course Leaders: Elizabeth Monoian and Robert Ferry (Land Art Generator Initiative) Facilitator: Dr. Richard Povall ( and Schumacher College) invite you in this unique opportunity to work with two leading proponents of sustainable design within the