Art, Climate and Resilience will unpack how engaging deeply with art can be a tool for resilience in facing the ecological crisis and the other emergency states of our age. This panel discussion will position art as a creative force for change, a way of orienting ourselves in the world and it will consider the art form of tending (tending to a garden, to a practice, to daily modes of connection) as a re-humanising activity in the face of upheaval.
Panel of artists, thinkers and researchers include;
• South Australian artist, arts writer and educator Sasha Grbich.
• Rana Kökçinar registered Senior Child and Family Psychotherapist with a special interest in utilising expressive and creative arts-based approaches, Rana has a keen interest in several alternative frameworks to address climate change related distresses.
• Jac Semmler leading plant creative and inaugural 'Gardener in Residence' with Nature Festival, Director of Super Bloom, and Author.
• Molly Ellis Hennekam is an applied ecologist with a strong interest in the arts, her work encompasses using emerging technologies to build capacity and improve sustainability and environmental outcomes. Molly is a current Vanguard Guide at AGSA.
• Moderated by Amber Cronin, artist and Art Curator at Nature Festival.
Presented in partnership with Nature Festival
Image: Morris & Co., May Morris, JEFFREY & COMPANY, Honeysuckle wallpaper, c.1900, designed 1883. Detail