Holly Keasey and Anna Macleod: An Atomic Journey

This post comes to you from EcoArtScotland “We tour the disparate surfaces of everyday life as a way of involving ourselves in them, as a way of reintegrating a fragmented world” – Alexander Wilson (1991)   As international residents at SFAI, Holly and fellow resident Anna Macleod, have conducted their ‘Atomic Journey’ together through New

Leverhulme Trust terminates Artist in Residence Grants

This post comes to you from EcoArtScotland We recently discovered that the Leverhulme Trust has discontinued its Artist in Residence Grants Scheme.  This isn’t just sad, it’s frankly tragic. In our view the Leverhulme Artist in Residence scheme is one of the few on-going and established schemes that supports artists to work with other researchers

Upcoming Events for The Chicago Green Theatre Alliance

Chicago Green Theatre Alliance Meeting Thursday, April 13, 5:30-7PM The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. Join us for the next meeting of the Chicago Green Theatre Alliance and hear about some new CGTA initiatives. Actors, administrators, designers, technicians, stage managers, production managers and anyone that is interested in helping Chicago theatres adopt more evironmentally-friendly

Review: Gut Gardening

This post comes to you from EcoArtScotland Ewan Davidson reviews Gut Gardening, Food Phreaking:issue 03 from the Center for Genomic Gastronomy, published Oct 2016.  You can order copies here. Ewan Davidson is a blogger and self-identified psychogeographer (riverofthings.wordpress.com). His recent wanderings have taken back into familiar territories, those of ecology, natural metaphors and causality, he

Biomorphic Shapes and Mutations

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog I was born in 1974 in Romania to Greek immigrant parents. In 1980, my family was repatriated, and since then I have lived and worked in Serres, Greece. Serres is a small city with a population of around 100,000 inhabitants, located in the northern part

Event: Nuclear Art and Archives

This post comes to you from EcoArtScotland DCA in partnership with Visual Research Centre, University of Dundee, and Arts Catalyst. A day of artists’ films and discussions about nuclear art and archives considering the kinds of knowledge and reflective spaces that contemporary art produces for rethinking the nuclear. As the civil industry starts to consolidate

The Science of Light

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog In the third instalment of her “Renewable Energy Artworks” monthly series, Artists & Climate Change writer Joan Sullivan interviews internationally acclaimed solar stained glass artist Sarah Hall in Toronto, Ontario.  Before introducing Sarah Hall’s beautiful and important work, I feel compelled to describe briefly the rapidly evolving energy landscape within which

Last Call: The Guapamacátaro Center Residency in Art and Ecology

The Guapamacátaro Center for Art and Ecologyis a site-based and community-oriented initiative where artists from different disciplines, scientists, educators and activists converge to foster culture, collaboration and sustainable development. M I C H O A C A N   / /   M E X I C O About: Our Interdisciplinary Residency in Art and

culture/SHIFT ¦ two cities, two challenges

This post comes to you from EcoArtScotland Creative Carbon Scotland’s culture/SHIFT programme has two events specifically focused on key issues for cities – Aberdeen and Glasgow: What can be done in post-industrial North Glasgow? How to speed up post-fossil fuel Aberdeen (i.e. move postively to the post-industrial)? Aberdeen Green Tease: Cultural Practices in a Post-Fossil

Artists Doing Nature Research

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog This week, the Jan Van Eyck Academy, a post-academic institute for art, design and reflection in the quaint town of Maastricht (Netherlands), opened a Lab for artists to do Nature Research. In addition to offering a range of (amazing) facilities that can support woodwork, (RISO) printmaking,

Holly Keasey: Policy, Possession and Place

This post comes to you from EcoArtScotland One needs to reflect upon US history and its troubling legacy of “placemaking” manifested in acts of displacement, removal, and containment. This history is long and horrible…how is Creative Placemaking different or complicit with these actions? ‘Placemaking and the Politics of Belonging and Dis-belonging’, (Bedoya 2013)   As

Pages from the Frozen Sea

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog Pages from the Frozen Sea is a scattering of photographs of the ways that ice can freeze a moment in time. Against a background of disappearing ice, the gathered photographs explore different ways to hold on to memory and emotion. Is it possible, as ice

Catalogue Released on Collaboration of Refugee and Local Hamburg Artists.

One year ago we invited to the exhibition  ort_m [migration memory]  in the Frappant Gallery in Hamburg-Altona. Prior to this exhibition, we organized a studio where we – artists as well as artists in Hamburg – could work together for a period of four months. In this  Third Space  (Homi K. Bhabha) we have produced

deLight Art Festival 2017 (March 23 – 27)

The deLight project is an environmentally-oriented light-art festival promoting sustainable lifestyles through contemporary art: we are establishing a new form of communication between eco-institutes, eco-initiatives, and audiences. Every year, the WWF movement called Earth Hour brings communities from all around the globe together. During the initiative, people switch off their lights for one hour thus

Open Call: In Other Tongues Now Accepting Registrations

In Other Tongues is now accepting registrations. Held at the beautiful Dartington Hall in southwest England from June 7-14 2017, it comprises an international gathering/conference from June 7-9 followed by a small-group residential short course from June 10-14. Keynote speakers at the conference are Prof. Wendy Wheeler and poet Alyson Hallett; other presenters include sound

Open Call: Inner Nature, Against the Tide 2017/18

NEW! until April 30th, 2017 1. Open call In its third edition, INNER NATURE EXHIBITION has consolidated its reputation as an independent international exhibition about art, ecology and contemplation. Its interdisciplinary and decentralized vocation transcends the conventional form of audiovisual festivals to include other strategies for mobilizing and connecting very different territories around the world.

Plastic, plastic, every where!

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog Plastic, plastic, every where, All the fish are bereft; Plastic, plastic, every where, Not a soul is left. I met Hong Kong painter Michelle Kuen Suet Fung at an artist residency in Alaska in 2016. She is a diminutive woman with a big smile, a

A Hope I Can Live With

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog This article was originally published on HowlRound, a knowledge commons by and for the theatre community, on September 20, 2016. I am a theatre director in an early stage of thinking about performance and climate change—more of an idea and question gathering place than a how-that-translates-to-process-and-dramaturgy place. This

Holly Keasey: Is a river without water, still a river?

This post comes to you from EcoArtScotland Holly Keasey’s fourth post to ecoartscotland, as part of her participation in the Santa Fe Art Institute’s Water Rights residency, focuses on different ways of experiencing and thinking about the Santa Fe River (such as it is). A friend this week set me a challenge to write a


Visual Arts Residency / Sabhal Mòr Ostaig – National Centre for Gaelic Language, Culture and the Arts, Isle of Skye, Scotland. Applications for the 2017 International  Jon Schueler Scholarship will be open on 27th February 2017. The residency will take place from Mon 25th September –  Friday 15th December 2017. Closing date for applications Monday