Climate and Culture

Climate and Culture

Tuesday, 16 May 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Guy Abrahams will present this seminar on 'Climate & Culture', reviewing the rise of organised cultural responses to climate change over recent years, and looking in particular at the ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE festival in Melbourne. He will discuss how the creative power of the arts can inform, engage and motivate action on climate change and other sustainability issues. Undoubtedly, a rational and scientific engagement is vital to forming and enacting solutions to these challenges. But a cultural shift is also needed, and artists have the capacity to begin and reinforce this movement.

Event Location: 
Japanese Room, Level 4
Melbourne School of Design

Guy Abrahams is Co-founder and CEO of CLIMARTE and Director of the Art+Environment consultancy. Guy was a lawyer prior to becoming Director of Christine Abrahams Gallery, one of Australia’s leading contemporary art galleries, a position he held for 22 years. He has held numerous arts positions including President of the Australian Commercial Galleries Association, and Board member of the Melbourne Art Fair and the National Gallery of Victoria Art Foundation.

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