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1 Flash Points: Art and the Environment How does art respond to and redefine the natural world? ART21.org

2 ART & ENVIRONMENT using art to expose contemporary issues & concerns as a reaction to the environment, as a method for building public awareness as a catalyst for change John Dahlson “Primary Totems" Powerhouse Museum Sydney Commission

3 “Our hope with this exhibit was to contribute to a shift in visitor’s attitudes toward the environment, and in the consumer choices they make, helping to turn the tide of public awareness and promote positive action around climate change” Mia Hanak Founding Executive Director Natural World Museum.

4 CONSIDER ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING OR DISCOVER AN ALTERNATIVE CONCEPT contemporary work focus on climate change emphasis on lowering carbon emissions thought-provoking work stimulate awareness enhance opportunities that lead to action use of non-traditional tools and media historical art infused with nature and art MAKE SURE YOU MAKE VISUAL AND VERBAL CONNECTIONS Leaves & Hole by Andy Goldsworthy

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6 Moving Towards a Balanced Earth - Antonio Briceno.

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8 Melting Ice/A Hot Topic - Lucy and George Orta.

9 How does art factor into the conversation on environmental preservation? How do artists react to today’s environmental issues? Can art be used as a way to contextualize and understand environmental concerns? Can art and nature co-exist?

10 Plastic Purges on Paper In this work, I am making drawings of sculptures that are inherently plastic fabricator machine end waste. The use of plastic materials and their place in the evolutionary motions of recycling are important to me in constructing these images. JOHN DAHLSEN Environmental Artist Contemporary Painter This work is one of a series of pastel on arches 300 gsm paper works based on the subject matter of plastic "purges"

11 "Black Purge on Paper“ This work is one of a series of pastel on arches 300 gsm paper works based on the subject matter of plastic

12 " Red Purge on Paper"

13 Shan Shui Environmental Art from China

14 Shan Shui style art Yong Liang Yang challenge the continual erosion & pollution waters and hills of China Posters in high visibility areas Shanghai subway stations People Square Subway Station The three paintings: Global Warming, Industrial Pollution when looked at closely show the impact of factories, cars and buildings on the environment.

15 Leave Nature Alone

16 Don’t Let Nature Come To An End

17 NOW YOUR TURN USE A PIECE OF DISCARDED GARBAGE OR THIS CUP FOR INSPIRATION

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