This Sinking Island: Performance sets out to raise climate awareness among New Yorkers

New York-based arts collective, The Anthropologists have set out to raise awareness of how climate change may impact the homes of New York residents in their most recent production, This Sinking Island. Set in a landscape of repurposed material, The Anthropologists’ This Sinking Island uses movement and live music to tell the story of a new York-based family who must leave all they’ve ever known in search of … Continue reading This Sinking Island: Performance sets out to raise climate awareness among New Yorkers

Colors of Change: Short film documents the intersection of art, culture and science forces in Greenland

Colors of Change is a short environmental film about Greenland seen through the eyes of an artist who documents climate change, an Inuit Elder and a NASA scientist. Artist Zaria Forman travels to Greenland for inspiration for her next body of work, and to visit the fjord where she spread her mother’s ashes. The planet has been shedding sea ice at an average annual rate … Continue reading Colors of Change: Short film documents the intersection of art, culture and science forces in Greenland

LDN WMN: Public art project celebrates London’s unsung women heroes

Tate Collective has curated a huge public art series, LDN WMN, to remember unsung women heroes from London’s history. The 21 murals and installations, which can be found in public areas across the city, were created by young artists picked by Tate Collective. The artworks can seen in Shoreditch, Lambeth, Ilford, Wood Green and Camden Town, among other areas. Among the artworks is Manjit Thapp’s work dedicated … Continue reading LDN WMN: Public art project celebrates London’s unsung women heroes

The Lore of the Land: Exhibition explores people’s relationship with the natural world

The Horniman Museum and Gardens opens its doors to a new gallery, The Studio, tomorrow. The first exhibition in the new arts space is The Lore of the Land, a multi-sensory exhibition dedicated to reimagining people’s relationship with the natural world. The collection is a mixture of original installations by artist Serena Korda, who is part of a Collective of eight artists working with the Horniman, and … Continue reading The Lore of the Land: Exhibition explores people’s relationship with the natural world

The Tarot Garden: Life lessons at “a small Eden where man and nature meet” along Tuscany’s coast

Tarot decks come in all shapes, sizes, and artistic interpretations. Traditionally a deck of cards, one such artist took the art of tarot a step towards new heights by creating the Tarot Garden – featuring huge, colourful steel sculptures representing the major arcana. French artist Niki de Saint de Phalle realised her passion for the tarot by creating beautiful sculptures depicting the 22 Major Arcana of the … Continue reading The Tarot Garden: Life lessons at “a small Eden where man and nature meet” along Tuscany’s coast

Land/Sea: Exhibition explores tensions between humanity and the natural environment

Land/Sea is an exhibition which explores the tension between human activity and interventions in the natural environment. Land/Sea – which is a Ffotogallery Touring Exhibition and is currently on display at Aberyswyth Arts Centre – includes selected groups of work from artist Mike Perry’s series Môr Plastig (Welsh for ‘plastic sea’), in which he collects and forensically photographs plastic objects such as bottles, shoes and packaging washed up on the … Continue reading Land/Sea: Exhibition explores tensions between humanity and the natural environment

Jill Pelto: Creating “glaciogenic art” based on climate change data

Artist and scientist Jill Pelto is constructing new ways to communicate science through art, covering both positive and negative issues that depict the reality of the current ecosystem. The artist, who graduated from the University of Maine with a degree in earth science and studio art, creates paintings based on graphs of data on the environmental effects of climate change – including glacial melt, animal … Continue reading Jill Pelto: Creating “glaciogenic art” based on climate change data

Louis Wain & The Cat Show: Cat art in its Victorian and Edwardian splendour

British artist Louis Wain is well known for his admiration of the feline species, having depicted them in hundreds of drawings. Now Chris Beetles Gallery, near Piccadilly in London, is showcasing the very best of cat art in the Louis Wain & The Cat Show 2018 exhibition. This year’s annual exhibition of the world’s most celebrated cat art includes almost 200 works – over 125 … Continue reading Louis Wain & The Cat Show: Cat art in its Victorian and Edwardian splendour

Louise McNaught an interview with the fine artist painting the natural world — Inspiring City

“I wanted to do a big blue bee” says Louise. “I’ve done one quite small, but then I’m not sure who would buy a big blue bee.” 1,075 more words via Louise McNaught an interview with the fine artist painting the natural world — Inspiring City Continue reading Louise McNaught an interview with the fine artist painting the natural world — Inspiring City

B Creative Festival: Young women’s art fest focuses on what it means to be a woman

B Creative Festival is a fest of “arts activism” – featuring original theatre, dance, spoken word, music, and photography – created and curated by young women for young women. Taking place across venues in Islington from today (Thursday 23 August) through to Friday 24 August, B Creative Festival shares the work of a group of young women, aged 16-25, which focuses on power, strength and what it means … Continue reading B Creative Festival: Young women’s art fest focuses on what it means to be a woman