Artists engage with Climate Change

Artists engage with Climate Change

06 Oct 2009

Three Degrees of Change Symposium

Where:     Glenn College Lecture Theatre, Bundoora Campus.  

When:       Saturday 10 October 2009  - 11.00am - 4.00pm

Art exhibition Program:

The Three Degrees of Change Symposium forms part of the public program for the exhibition currently being held at the La Trobe University Museum of Art (LUMA): Three Degrees of Change: LUMA’s Art and Sustainability Project.

This exhibition presents the work of three artists whose practice addresses issues
surrounding climate change, sustainability and the many challenges that humanity now faces.   

The debate surrounding Climate Change has generally been dominated by the political and scientific communities in the search for solutions. The premise of the exhibition and the symposium is that other voices should also be heard in the pursuit of answers. The symposium will comprise three discussion panels.

The first is composed of the artists participating in the exhibition, who will discuss issues of sustainability and Climate Change in relation to their artistic practice. The second panel will comprise architects and urban designers engaged in the development and design of our urban environment and the application of more sustainable living arrangements. The final panel, ‘Other Voices’, views from diverse groups such as youth, indigenous people and the religious will also be present:

FREE Entry.

Bookings Required
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Education and Public Programs Officer
T: 9479 2111 E:

Three Degrees of Change Symposium Program:

ARTIST PANEL - 11.00am

Chair: Ashley Crawford is commissioning editor at Thames & Hudson, editor of Photofile and a freelance writer.

Ken & Julia Yonetani Ken has held numerous solo and group exhibitions, and is currently completing his PhD at Sydney College of the Arts. He has exhibited at the Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art (2008), and is a member of the Australian contingent at the 53rd Venice Bienniale (2009). Julia is a photographer, lecturer, translater and writer on art, history and Japanese.

Lauren Berkowitz is a reknown installation artist, working mostly on ephemeral and site-specific works that are often inspired by the landscape or post-consumer waste. She is held in the collections of a range of institutions in Australia and the United States, including the Museum of Modern Art Library, New York.

Ash Keating is a visual artist who predominantly integrates ecological issues into hybrid visual arts practice which includes process-based projects, public art, performance, video, painting, photography and installation.  


Chair and panelist: Norman Day is an award winning architect, educator and writer. He is architecture critic for The Age and the ABC as well as author of many books on architecture including
Federation Square (2003)
William Kelly is an award winning artist widely known for art committed to social justice, human rights and the environment. He has held numerous international solo and group exhibitions, as well as being a collaborator on a number of high profile public space design projects such as Westgate Park and the Maribyrnong River Edge.

Graham Crist is an award winning architect, lecturer and writer with works published in Architecture Australia, Monument and AR. He is currently program director of the sustainable architecture stream at RMIT and a member of the RAIA Environment and Education committees.




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