Artists Ryan Foote, Ash Keating and Slow Art Collective, will join Dr Gillian Whiteley and Jodi Newcombe to discuss a range of conceptual, ethical and practical approaches undertaken by artists who engage with or maintain an
environmentally sustainable art practice.
Dr. Gillian Whiteley, visiting UK artist, curator and author of ‘Junk: Art and politics of Trash’ (based at Loughborough University School of the Arts), will introduce a series of talks in conjunction with the Regimes of Value exhibition.
Interesting contrasts in the way sustainability is approached in each artist's or more academic work.
There's clearly a growing group of artists who are communicating about this topic by using waste in their practice highlighting messages around reuse, recycling, systems disruption, ecology and use these to engage the viewer in the topic.
Another artist reflected on his own practice and the theme of decadence and over a series of works , and over a number of years, has reused his own art pieces by recreating them into new pieces.
Overall they are all in there own way using art to point to a problem, and in it’s up to the viewer to see if they can be part of the solution.
There are also non-profits aiming to be more proactive on climate change and carbon management by highlighting works specifically focused on these messages.