Third National EcoArts Australis conference: Using the visual and performing arts to encourage pro-e

Organization: Ecoarts Australis Inc

Venue: iC Events Centre of the University of Wollongong

Location: North Wollongong, NSW, Australia

Event Date/Time: May 26, 2019 / 9:00 am - (GMT +10:00 hours) End Date/Time: May 28, 2019 / 5:00 pm - (GMT +10:00 hours)
Registration Date: May 23, 2019 Time: 17:00:00(GMT +10:00 hours)
Early Registration Date: Mar 31, 2019 Time: 17:00:00(GMT +10:00 hours)
Abstract Submission Date: Mar 31, 2019 Time: 17:00:00(GMT +10:00 hours)
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Description

The third EcoArts Australis national conference is an opportunity for you to network and communicate with others who are using the arts in creative ways to encourage pro-environmental behaviour.

Key themes:  

·                using the arts to change habits and behaviours;

·                using the arts in environmental education

·                using the arts to draw attention to particular environmental issues;

·                using the arts to celebrate the natural environment and human relationship with it

Areas of focus:

·                fostering the eco-city (urban planning/active transport)

·                mitigating climate change

·                reducing waste

·                conserving/re-establishing native vegetation

·                community festivals and community arts

·                public and performance art

·                indigenous art

·                science/art collaborations

·                urban trees

 

Keynote speakers:

·      Prof Mark Howden, Director of the Climate Change Institute at the Australian National University — the links between science, the arts and policy;

·      Marda Kirn, the founding director of EcoArts Connections in Boulder, Colorado, USA — how the arts have worked in collaboration with scientists and sustainability professionals to spark attitudinal and behavioral shifts to make climate change and sustainability actionable;

·      Cecily Miller, founder of Spark Art in the USA — community-based public art projects in Massachusetts and selected model projects from other places in the USA.

·      Jonica Newby, presenter on ABC Catalyst — making impactful science films;

·      Jodi Newcombe, founder of Carbon Arts — the role that artists can play in shifting both consciousness and action towards a more sustainable future;

·      Jill Sampson, artist and farmer — ‘Bimblebox 153 Birds, which involved 450 artists;

·      Claire Tracey of Griffith University Queensland — results and challenges in developing an arts-led, industry-based, environmental engagement, focused around creating sustainable awareness and ‘green’ action on a corporate level.

 

Target audience:

•                environmental educators

•                local government sustainability and cultural practitioners

•                researchers into the arts and sustainability

•                artists and performers

•                teachers

 

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

About 90 presentations are being made at the conference.

Keynote speakers:

·      Prof Mark Howden, Director of the Climate Change Institute at the Australian National University — the links between science, the arts and policy;

·      Marda Kirn, the founding director of EcoArts Connections in Boulder, Colorado, USA — how the arts have worked in collaboration with scientists and sustainability professionals to spark attitudinal and behavioral shifts to make climate change and sustainability actionable;

·      Cecily Miller, founder of Spark Art in the USA — community-based public art projects in Massachusetts and selected model projects from other places in the USA.

·      Jonica Newby, presenter on ABC Catalyst — making impactful science films;

·      Jodi Newcombe, founder of Carbon Arts — the role that artists can play in shifting both consciousness and action towards a more sustainable future;

·      Jill Sampson, artist and farmer — ‘Bimblebox 153 Birds, which involved 450 artists;

·      Claire Tracey of Griffith University Queensland — results and challenges in developing an arts-led, industry-based, environmental engagement, focused around creating sustainable awareness and ‘green’ action on a corporate level.

Exhibits included

There will be an exhibition of artworks associated with the conference.