Climate change & the arts

Clean Coal by Simon Maberly

The arts can provide powerful ways to challenge, inform and engage people in conversations about climate change. Confronting climate change requires interdisciplinary approaches, and ANU artists are working with other researchers across the university to help bring climate change impacts and solutions to the fore. By using a diverse range of mediums including music, visual art, design, film, poetry, drama and multi-media approaches, artists can introduce cultural shifts to complex issues. In 2019, the ANU Climate Change Institute co-hosted the exhibition 'Gaia Hypothesis' which brought together a broad range of climate related artworks curated by Visiting Fellow, Ngaio Fitzpatrick. Researchers and practitioners within this research field are drawn from ANU School of Art & Design, ANU School of Music and we also have a number of Visiting Fellows and Honorary CCI members.