We were delighted by the number of people that came down to Craft Victoria to share in our discussion with the panel. The audience participation raised some pertinent issues and topics. Professor David Karoly began the symposium by explaining the impacts and causes of the ozone hole in Antarctica. David’s presentation enabled the audience a clear understanding of the affects of ozone hole depletion. Following on was Professor Kate Rigby. Who discussed the importance of the literature, music and the visual arts to enable a greater understanding of climate change. Kate raised the importance of the arts to effect cultural change. Professor Lesley Duxbury and Harry Nankin discussed their practice, and how they research and investigate environment issues within their works.
One of the most rewarding parts of the symposium was the audience engagement and discourse following the panels opening addresses. Issued raised included “can art be political”, “Is art that concerns the environment a form of activisms”, “What is our Climate Change anthem? We have had numerous songs that discussed/ explore the Vietnam war and Feminism. Where are the anthems of Climate Change?”
We would sincerely like to thank all the members of the Symposium and Professor Linda Williams for donating their time for this important discussion. And thank everyone that attended. It was a inspiring and energetic evening.
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We will try and upload some excerpts from the evening soon, so check back for more updates.