21 January - 21 January 2023 12-2
A public event focused on ecological art practice, featuring an artist discussion, refreshment and a lecture, in partnership with Force of Nature
As a part of the exhibition A Perambulation, Shannon Carroll is hosting a Climate Cafe at The LAB Gallery on Saturday the 21st of January.
From 12:15, artists Rosie O'Reilly, Catherine McDonald and Vanya Lambrecht Ward who took part in Series II of Speaking of Which - The Ecological Edition, will be in conversation with curator Shannon Carroll discussing their ecological art practices and what it means to be an artist during this pressing time.
Afterwards there will be tea, coffee and time for conversation, followed by a prerecorded talk from eco-social artist Cathy Fitzgerald on the value of ecoliteracy for creative practice.
To watch a short clip of the event, click here
WHAT IS A CLIMATE CAFE?
During COP27 in Egypt, as many of the world’s leaders met to discuss climate change, on a more local level, Force of Nature began hosting free climate cafes around the world for people to come together and chat about climate change and eco anxiety. Climate Cafes are relaxed, open spaces that offer people a chance to navigate these difficult conversations and turn their eco-anxiety into action.
According to Force of Nature, 70% of young people today are eco-anxious. I am one of those people, which is why I’m running a Force of Nature climate café in conjunction with other activists around the world!
Please join us to hear how contemporary artists based in Ireland have turned their concerns for the natural world into creative action. Inspired by their passion for the more-than-human world, these artists champion ecological art practice, through their use of materials, their collaboration and education with other groups and the sustainable decisions that they make within their practice.
This Climate Cafe at The LAB, is open to anyone and is a free event.
There is no obligation to talk, feel free to just come and listen if you would prefer. You are sure to meet some friendly, like-minded people.
If you would like to learn more about Force of Nature and the Climate Cafes, click here