2nd national Ecoarts Australis conference: Building sustainability with the arts

Organization: Ecoarts Australis Inc

Venue: iC Events Centre of the University of Wollongong

Location: North Wollongong, NSW, Australia

Event Date/Time: Feb 14, 2016 / 9:00 am - (GMT +10:00 hours) End Date/Time: Feb 16, 2016 / 7:00 pm - (GMT +10:00 hours)
Registration Date: Jan 31, 2016 Time: 17:00:00(GMT +10:00 hours)
Early Registration Date: Nov 15, 2015 Time: 17:00:00(GMT +10:00 hours)
Abstract Submission Date: Oct 30, 2015 Time: 17:00:00(GMT +10:00 hours)
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Description

The EcoArts Australis conference is an opportunity for you to network and communicate with others who using the visual and performing arts in creative ways to foster environmental sustainability. This year’s conference will have sessions on the following topics:

  • Using the visual and performing arts in educating and communicating about the environment
  • The arts and climate change
  • Creating the green city using the arts: transport, housing and energy
  • Art and science: how each can give to the other
  • Supporting environmental activism with art
  • The arts putting us in touch with nature
  • Building a society with a smaller environmental footprint through the arts
  • The place of the arts in community based natural resources management
 Keynote speakers include:
  • Dr Nalini Nadkarni (Professor of Biology at University of Utah, USA ) and choreographer Jodi Lomask (Artistic Director of Capacitor) will speak on linking art and science, and in particular rainforest ecology and contemporary dance.
  • Rachel Kent (curator from the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney who curated the exhibition In the Balance  in 2010 will speak of visual artists in Australia who link their work with the environmental).
  • Lisa Woynarski (Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London, UK) - will provide an overview of environmental theatre in UK and Europe. 
  • Guy Abrahams (CEO - CLIMARTE) - will speak of harnessing the power of the arts to inform, engage and inspire action on climate change. 

Target audience:

  • environmental educators
  • local government sustainability and cultural practitioners
  • researchers into the arts and sustainability
  • visual and performing arts practioners

Performances and visual arts will be embedded throughout the conference, including: 

  • Choral and music performances
  • Visual arts (photographics, sculptures, ephemeral installations etc.)
  • Circus, ecocabaret, environmental theatre, etc)
  • Performance-guided walk in neighbouring littoral forest and beach
  • Artists and musicians in residence

Hosting organisation:

Ecoarts australis Inc. is dedicated to working towards environmental sustainability through the arts in Australia

Venue

Organizations

Ecoarts Australis Inc
13 Montague Street
Fairy Meadow
NSW
2519
Australia

Conference Speakers

  • Dr Nalini Nadkarni (Professor of Biology at University of Utah, USA ) and choreographer Jodi Lomask (Artistic Director of Capacitor) will speak on linking art and science, and in particular rainforest ecology and contemporary dance.
  • Rachel Kent (curator from the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney who curated the exhibition In the Balance  in 2010 will speak of visual artists in Australia who link their work with the environmental).
  • Lisa Woynarski (Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London, UK) - will provide an overview of environmental theatre in UK and Europe. 
  • Guy Abrahams (CEO - CLIMARTE) - will speak of harnessing the power of the arts to inform, engage and inspire action on climate change.