Meet Kimberlee Koym-Murteira: SHOUTOUTLA

Interview with SHOUTOUTLA, February 15, 2021 Hi Kimberlee, we’d love to hear what makes you happy. Walking through a forest, by the sea side, up a grassy hill, the physical act of moving brings me joy not just for the beauty of the surroundings, but for the alteration and enlivening of my thoughts as I

Emma Nicolson joins the Creative Carbon Scotland board

Creative Carbon Scotland welcomes Emma Nicolson, head of creative programmes at the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh (RGBE), as the trustee nominated by founding member organisation, the Scottish Contemporary Art Network (SCAN). Emma Nicolson has replaced outgoing board member, Clare Harris, as SCAN’s nominated trustee, taking up the role in February 2021. Ms Harris, who stepped down from her post as the network’s director in late 2020, made the nomination,

JMW Turner’s Energy Transition

By Joan Sullivan Human culture is and has always been inexorably connected to the ultimate source of light and warmth, the sun. Maria Popova, 2016 Following up on my first post of 2021 – about an epic hand-embroidered tapestry that illustrates humanity’s 5,000-year relationship with fossil fuels – I want to broaden the focus of this ongoing Renewable

Meet Yevgeniya Mikhailik

SHOUTOUTLA Interview posted February 21, 2021 Hi Yevgeniya, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally? It wasn’t so much a deliberate decision as it was a natural course of evolution for me. I was never interested in pursuing anything that did not involve making things, be it a hobby, an education or a

What Happens When You Take a Poet to the Arctic

By Susan Hoffman Fishman Since the 4th century BC, explorers, geographers, archaeologists, cartographers, navigators, sealers, whalers, miners, scientists, artists, writers, and others have traveled to the Arctic to observe, document, research, explore, and exploit its beauty, its ecosystems, and its natural resources. They have described being awed by its grandeur, diminished by its scale, mesmerized by

Sensory Response: Susie Kelly’s Holograms

Interview by Olivia Ann Carye Hallstein Through multi-sensory works that enrapture and bring the viewer into a space beyond the imagination and into the real, Susie Kelly addresses both environmental and geopolitical topics that grip the whole sensory body. She brings eco-art into the digital era through holographic works and new media. The inspiration she

Wild Authors: Amy Barker

By Mary Woodbury Thanks so much to Stormbird Press‘s Donna Mulvenna for allowing the reprinting of this interview. She talked with Amy Barker about her new novel, Paradise Earth, published by Stormbird Press in early 2020. Amy was the winner of Australia’s 2008 Queensland Premier’s Literary Award for Best Emerging Author. Her stunning debut novel Omega Park won the 2012

Blog: carbon management update 2019-20

A carbon management reporting and planning update for 2019-20 and how we are mastering the data with the help of PowerBI. Throughout 2020, I supported Creative Scotland RFOs and organisations receiving cultural funding from City of Edinburgh Council with their emissions reporting and carbon management. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and related restrictions, it’s

We Become the Place: Making Climate Change Digestible

By Rose McAdoo How does a New York City pastry chef get involved in addressing the climate changes affecting our planet’s most remote locations? Albeit necessary, the “doom and gloom” messaging of climate change can feel overwhelming, leaving us confused about how to interact with our home. I am a fierce believer in using the

David Haley ‘Going beyond Earthly’

Editor’s introduction: The Barn, Banchory, has always had an environmental dimension, including allotments, a wild garden, biofuel boilers and shares the site with Buchanan’s, a slow food bistro. But as the largest rural multi-arts centre in Scotland, The Barn has used the challenges of Covid and the impact on the performing arts to rethink what

Seeking proposals for art-climate-science collaborations

Due April 1, 2021 Submission Webform/Details below. Please use that for proposals. Broto: Art-Climate-Science is an emerging art-sci collaboration conference and community pointed at successful climate endgames. The transdisciplinary organization is asking for proposals for a single paid collaboration team. Each team must include at least one of each of the following — artist, scientist and

Wild Authors: Christiane Vadnais

By Mary Woodbury We’ll begin 2021 on a positive note with a look at the lyrical novel Fauna by Christiane Vadnais. Here, we travel to the Arctic Circle (as indicated by Ursus maritimus), but the novel’s setting is fictional and inspired by places more than it is specifically set anywhere on the map. In my reading, I felt

Opportunity: Call for submissions to the Glasgow Goes Green Festival e-zine

Connections: People, Nature and Power The Glasgow Goes Green Festival is brought to you by UofG, GSA, GCU and Strathclydeuniversities! We are all so excited to get started, and would love for you to get involved! Things are, of course, going to work a little differently this year – our usual physical gathering just won’t be possible. However, we are

Coexistence of Cultures and Species: An Interview with Lin May Saeed, Part II

By Biborka Beres This is the second part of a two-part interview with the Berlin-based visual artist, sculptor and animal liberation activist, Lin May Saeed. You can read Part I here. You depict and reference both imaginary and real environments in your pieces. There are typical Berlin scenes (for example a punk with a hound, or people

Twist’s Shift #2

Twist’s Shift is a new strand of semi-blog, less formal and structured than Ben’s Strategy Blogs, more a rag-bag of thoughts and experiences from the last wee while. It’s taken a little while to publish a second edition but, as for the previous edition, I hope there is something of interest for readers from both

Coexistence of Cultures and Species: An Interview with Lin May Saeed, Part I

By Biborka Beres As a senior at Bennington College and a multimedia performance artist, I have been exploring potential ways to engage with the climate crisis in the arts without succumbing to the danger of creating all too reductive and didactic pieces. One September afternoon, while doing some research for my upcoming senior show –

Lindsay Linsky: On Parables and Creation Care

By Peterson Toscano In the Art House this month, you will meet Lindsay Linsky. A Bible-believing Christian in Georgia, she is the author of the book, Keep It Good: Understanding Creation Care through Parables. With her book, she seeks to break through environmental apathy and partisan noise to show Christians God’s simple yet beautiful message of

DEAR2050: Oceans on the rise – Call for artists, activists, artivists

Inspire the conversation on the climate challenge with Climanosco Climanosco’s mission is to make climate science accessible to everyone. We support researchers and citizens around the world in paraphrasing climate research so that it is readily understandable to a broad audience, and we collaborate with artists and activists who create work that inspires and elevates the

Reviewer needed: Earth Writings

Robin Wall Kimmerer helps us to understand how humans can be important parts of living systems in our interactions with other living things (Braiding Sweetgrass). Gary Snyder discusses ‘reinhabitants’. Barry Lopez identifies three qualities that are for him critical in indigenous peoples’ ways of living. …three qualities – paying intimate attention; a storied relationship to

Opportunity: rad2021 traineeship applications

rad is a paid eight-month traineeship with a Scottish independent TV production company. rad is a fantastic opportunity for anyone who would love to work in television but hasn’t been able to find a way in or has faced a barrier to entry. Whether that barrier has been through race, disability or economic background, rad