CLIMARTE Poster Project forum

Are images worth a thousand words?

As part of the CLIMARTE Poster Project 2016 come and join a lively and engaging discussion on the importance of images in conveying complex ideas and feelings, and also in creating engagement and empathy with difficult and challenging issues, such as climate change.

Date and time: Tuesday 17 May 2016, 6pm
Venue: LAB-14, 700 Swanston St, Carlton 3053

Register here:

Speakers include:

  • Dr Peter Christoff, Associate Professor, School of Geography, The University of Melbourne
  • Belinda Smith, Deputy News Editor, COSMOS Magazine
  • Gabrielle De Vietri, A Centre for Everything, and CLIMARTE Poster Project artist.
  • Dr Kate Daw, Head of Painting, School of Art, Victorian College of the Arts, and CLIMARTE Poster Project artist.

CLIMARTE has commissioned eleven artists to design posters that engage the community on climate change action and convey the strength, optimism and urgency we need to move to a clean renewable energy future.

Artists: Angela Brennan, Chris Bond, Jon Campbell, Kate Daw, Katherine Hattam, Siri Hayes, Martin King, Gabrielle de Vietri & Will Foster, Thornton Walker, Miles Howard-Wilks.

During April-May hundreds of posters will be printed and displayed on poster sites around Melbourne.

The CLIMARTE Poster Project is supported by the City of Melbourne 2016 arts grants program, the Purves Environmental Fund, The University of Melbourne Carlton Connect Initiative, and Plakkit.

Image courtesy of Kate Daw.

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