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22 Oct 2018

Carbon Arts

Carbon Arts in Australia presents public art commissions, events, workshops, exhibitions and research with the aim of engaging society in imagining and shaping a more sustainable future. 

Straddling the arts, economics, science, and technology, Carbon Arts' projects foster innovation and dialogue between disciplines and the public as a means to address contemporary environmental challenges. Its activities include targeted and timely public art commissions, events, workshops, exhibitions and research.

Carbon Arts works with forward-thinking governments, businesses, artists and designers to inject creative talent and thinking into decision-making and to reach broad audiences. It actively engages in cross-disciplinary practices and it brings together governments, businesses, artists and designers in order to engage diverse sectors in the issues around contemporary environmental challenges.

Carbon Arts has several projects that engage with climate and sustainability related data that is then transformed into an artistic experience. Some examples include Building Run, a real-time video artwork that used building energy data; a permanent public artwork by Natalie Jeremijenko that creatively monitored estuarine health through dissolved oxygen levels below the surface; or a project with the World Health Organisation (WHO) that explored climate pollution.