Wild Authors: Glendy Vanderah

By Mary Woodbury Glendy Vanderah, who has worked as a field biologist, endangered bird specialist, editor, and writer brings her vast love of nature into her popular novels. Her first novel, Where the Forest Meets the Stars, has over 120,000 positive ratings on Goodreads. Her second novel, The Light Through the Leaves, already has hundreds of reviews. Once you

Green Tease Reflections: Embedded

16th March 2021: This Green Tease event explored the topic of ’embedded artists’ who work closely with or within environmental organisations to help further, diversify, challenge or reorient their work. Film-maker Janine Finlay and artist Emma Hislop discussed their experiences working with Zero Waste Scotland and the Ellen Macarthur Foundation, followed by focused group discussions. 

Job: Creative producer (early career)

We are recruiting a creative producer (early career) to help us deliver our Culture Collective project. This role will support the delivery of the Culture Collective project and the creative community workers who are part of it, as well as learn about community arts practice and producing skills. They will also contribute creatively. This role is imagined

Job: Three creative community workers

We are recruiting three creative community workers to work with us and the Fittie Community Development Trust (FCDT) to deliver our Culture Collective project. These roles are imagined for experienced artists and creative practitioners who are looking to bring their creative skills to contribute to wider society. The three posts are: The Fittie community: This post

Video and Sound Installations Incorporating Renewable Energy

By Chris Meigh-Andrews In the period between January and April 1994, while I was Artist in Residence in Digital Imaging in the School of Visual Arts, Music and Publishing at Oxford Brookes University, I developed Perpetual Motion, a gallery-based installation presenting a computer animation of a flying kite powered via a wind turbine. After its initial

An Interview with Sam Pelts

By Amy Brady This month I have for you an interview with Sam Pelts, a founding organizer of EXTRACTION: Art on the Edge of the Abyss. The project’s goal is to encourage individual artists as well as museums and galleries across the country and around to the world to schedule art installations, book readings, and public

Opportunity: Young Writers Program 2021 by Mindselo (YWPM 2021)

Mindselo is a personal growth platform that seeks to transform ideas into wisdom. They want to create conscious minds connected to the world through their education system.  Young Writers Program 2021 is a unique initiative by Mindselo where they are inviting writers, bloggers, journalists and other conscious minds to express their unique ideas on various

Opportunity: Ocean ARTic – call for residency applications

Two residencies, likely to lead to commissions, where art and marine climate science will mingle. We are inviting applications from creative practitioners – ideally a mix of visual and sound artists – for a data-led, innovative and potentially technological approach. There will be two residencies available, to start in May 2021. Successful applicants will be paired

Opportunity: UNFIX 2021 at the Barn residency

One week paid residency at the Barn between 7-13 June, as part of UNFIX Festival 2021. The Barn is pleased to be partnering with UNFIX festival to offer a residency to Scotland-based artists at the Barn, Banchory, Aberdeenshire. The Barn has a rich history of exploratory work in art and ecology. Our activities include live

Ecosystems Services and Gaelic Report published

NatureScot recently published a report on the relevance of Gaelic language, place names, literature and song, tradition and folklore to assessing ecosystem services. This is a very significant development in approaching ecosystem service assessment through a cultural lens, understanding that culture is not just tourism and beauty spots, but is the articulation of values, uses and meanings.

Glenn Adamson: “Craft in America: Real and Ideal”

University of OregonSpring 2021 Visiting Artist Lecture SeriesPresented by the Department of Art and Center for Art Research Glenn Adamson: “Craft in America: Real and Ideal”Co-sponsored by the MFA Applied Craft + Design at PNCA Thursday, April 8, 3:00 p.m.Free, via Zoom, with registration.join a livestream on the Department of Art Facebook. Drawing from his new book, Craft: An American History, Glenn Adamson will

EARTH DAY for Trees

Thursday, April 22, 2021 11am-4pm MDT 1pm-6pm EDT/12pm-5pm CDT/10am-3pm PDT & 6pm-11pm GMT This year’s Earth Day event will focus on trees and forests, the thematic of the 2021 ecoartspace online juried exhibition + book titled Embodied Forest. There will be three separate programs including our monthly Tree Talk featuring special guest Katherine Ware, curator of the

Climate Art: Process or Product?

By Peterson Toscano Returning to the Art House is Jennie Carlisle, curator and director of the Smith Gallery at Appalachian State University, along with Laura England, senior lecturer in sustainable development. Jennie and Laura are two of three co-facilitators of ASU’s Climate Stories Collaborative. Both appeared in Episode 49 of the Art House and told us how, in the

Opportunity: Open call for climate focused participatory artists

ITAC is seekin g five participatory artists from around the world to join ITAC IMPACT: Climate ITAC IMPACT: Climate is a new international project, run by ITAC, which invites participatory artists (also known in some countries as teaching artists), to develop project models, form a purpose-built collective and contribute to a new online curriculum for

Guest Blog – ArtsUnboxed: Touring ideas, not people

In this guest blog, Melanie Precious, CEO of Greenwich Dance describes ArtsUnboxed, a safe, sustainable way of touring ideas rather than people. It’s hard to pinpoint the exact moment the idea for ArtsUnboxed first came to me, certainly it was long before COVID-19. At first it was just a little question, rumbling in the back of my

The World’s First Energy Crisis (Hint: It’s Not Oil)

By Joan Sullivan This post is part of an ongoing series of occasional musings about the larger context in which we currently find ourselves: an energy transition, of which there have been several throughout human history. I have chosen Barry Lord’s important book, Art & Energy: How Culture Changes as our guide, because it sheds much-needed light on

Climate Beacons for COP26 – applications now open

Pioneering ‘Climate Beacons’ to bring together culture and green sectors for COP26 public engagement across Scotland. Applications are now open for partnerships made up of Scotland-based organisations across the cultural and environmental sectors [1] to apply to take part in Climate Beacons for COP26.   Climate Beacons for COP26 is an innovative project that will harness the cultural sector’s unique power to deliver deep-rooted

Science Art Net Zero

ecoartspace is pleased to host the Scientist Artist Net Zero (SANZ) policy initiative on our website for ecoartists to participate as full partners in policy decisions regarding the climate crisis. ecoartspace shares the Biden administration’s vision for an existential and pragmatic race to net-zero. We invite you to join us in the effort to amplify outreach and effect systemic changes towards that goal.

Thinking About Water on World Water Day

By Susan Hoffman Fishman Think About Water (TAW) is a newly-formed collective of 28 international eco-artists and activists whose work addresses global water issues. The organization has scheduled its first exhibition, also called “Think About Water,” to open today, March 22, in commemoration of World Water Day. (Please see details about the opening reception below.) Originating in 1993,

Unfix in conversation

ecoartscotland has worked with UNFIX, the DIY festival of performance on several occasions, including in 2019 when we hosted Christiana Bisset’s embedded artist project. Chris Fremantle and Anne Douglas also performed at UNFIX 2019, with selected readings from the works of Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison.  With the next iteration of UNFIX planned for this summer,