The Fifth Element: Comic book sees young female lead fight climate change in Zambia

The Fifth Element is a superhero comic book series with a Zambian teen female lead who battles to save the planet from climate change. The Fifth Element series follows the adventures of 14-year-old superhero Quintessa, a 10th grader in Lusaka, Zambia, whose goal is to fight climate change. The comic book series was launched in 2018 by Zambian comic artist and graphic novelist, Mwelwa Musonko, … Continue reading The Fifth Element: Comic book sees young female lead fight climate change in Zambia

Wakuneco: Japanese artist creates cat portraits from felted wool

Japanese artist Sachi has found a niche in creating true-to-life cat portraits using felted wool. The artist works with wool in different colours to create 3D pet portraits using needle felting techniques. Each portrait, which also uses glass to make the eyeballs, takes around a month to complete. Wakuneco, Japanese for “frame cats”, started life in 2015 when Sachi first discovered needle felting in a … Continue reading Wakuneco: Japanese artist creates cat portraits from felted wool

Climate and the Creative Industries: Resources & networks for culture change — Climate Museum UK

This is a collection of organisations, movements or toolkits for arts and culture workers to connect and act on the Earth crisis. To suggest more to add to this collection please email us on climatemuseumuk@gmail.com Declarers initiatives Culture Declares: individuals & organisations in the arts & culture sector declare a climate & ecological emergency. Several […] Resources & networks for culture change — Climate Museum UK Continue reading Climate and the Creative Industries: Resources & networks for culture change — Climate Museum UK

Paperboyo: Transforming landscapes and paper cutouts into animal magic

Paper creative Rich McCror aka Paperboyo has found a way to turn his hobby of cutting card into shapes, including animal silhouettes, and holding them next to some of the world’s biggest landmarks to complete his artworks. Making use of his surroundings, a camera and paper cutout silhouettes, Paperboyo’s intends to encourage people to broaden their way of looking at the world. He creates his artworks by holding … Continue reading Paperboyo: Transforming landscapes and paper cutouts into animal magic

Engineer the Future: Iconic artworks reimagined to show a net zero carbon future

Iconic paintings have been reimagined by artist Ashly Lovett to show how engineering innovations could help to transform everyday life and landscapes in the future. Ashly Lovett has digitally remastered artworks – including Van Gogh’s Factories at Clichy, Constable’s The Wheat Field, Pissarro’s La Rue Saint-Honoré and Monet’s The Seashore at Sainte-Adresse – with the aim to inspire conversations about the kinds of engineering advances that could help to achieve … Continue reading Engineer the Future: Iconic artworks reimagined to show a net zero carbon future

Waste Age: Design Museum exhibition asks what can design do to tackle the problem of waste

The Design Museum has launched Waste Age: What can design do? , an exhibition showing what design can do to tackle the problem of waste and its environmental consequences across the globe. The exhibition at The Design Museum in London invites visitors to explore how designers are redefining fashion, construction, food, electronics, packaging and more through over 300 objects, by designing out waste and creating … Continue reading Waste Age: Design Museum exhibition asks what can design do to tackle the problem of waste

Amazônia: Photography exhibition tells the story of the Brazilian rainforest and those who call it home

A new exhibition, Amazônia, which celebrates the indigenous peoples and varied landscapes of the Brazilian rainforest as told through the lens of Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado, has opened at London’s Science Museum. Amazônia presents Sebastião Salgado’s view of the indigenous people and dramatic panoramas of the Amazon region through over 200 black and white images, which tell the urgent story of the forest at a crucial tipping point … Continue reading Amazônia: Photography exhibition tells the story of the Brazilian rainforest and those who call it home

Kris Chau: Visual storyteller explores Hawaiian folklore and mysticism in artworks

LA-based artist Kris Chau creates colourful and visually engaging stories of Hawaiian folklore, mysticism, mythology, and magick. The Hawaii-born artist, who describes herself as a “folk artist”, spends a lot of time researching different forms of folk art and ancient art, and is inspired by the common visual language of indigenous communities. Kris Chau’s artworks are an expression of her own spirituality, often posing questions … Continue reading Kris Chau: Visual storyteller explores Hawaiian folklore and mysticism in artworks

Sugarfox: Artist gets creative with trash to create animal sculptures

Artist Stephanie Hongo has been making use of trash – everything from plastic spoons, old ping pong balls and even unused catheters – to create intricate sculptures of animals.  The artist, also known as Sugarfox, embraced trash as her artist’s tools in 2017 after quitting her job as an artist-in-residence at grocery store chain Trader Joe’s.  Now the artist, based in Southington, Connecticut, has created … Continue reading Sugarfox: Artist gets creative with trash to create animal sculptures

Visual artist Hannu Huhtamo creates light painting using the night as his canvas

Visual artist Hannu Huhtamo has been creating art with the dark night as his “canvas’ and light as his “brush”. Using a technique known as light painting, the Finnish artist makes his works with a photographic technique based on long exposure times that vary from a few seconds to hours. While the cameras shutter is open, the artist is able to draw in the air … Continue reading Visual artist Hannu Huhtamo creates light painting using the night as his canvas