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Choosing Sustainability - Art + Environment

  • 25 May 2022, 5-6pm
  • Online
Poster advertising event on Choosing sustainability
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This panel discussion highlighted steps that artists can take to reduce their carbon footprint and the challenges and opportunities in doing so. The conversation explored resources that are already available and what is still needed to affect the change that is so urgently needed.

Our artist panelists were Sarah Staton, Gautier Deblond, Mariele Neudecker and the conversation was chaired by Heath Lowndes, Managing Director and Co-Founder of Gallery Climate Coalition. Founded in 2020, GCC is working at the forefront of the arts sector’s response to the growing climate crisis and aims to inspire and educate, as well as provide practical tools and information to those working in the industry.

About the speakers

Heath Lowndes

Heath Lowndes is managing director and cofounder of Gallery Climate Coalition (GCC), which he has led since its launch in October 2020. GCC is an international charity and membership organization set up to provide sector-specific resources and guidelines for environmental sustainability in the arts.

Sarah Staton

Sarah Staton is an international artist, her work is represented in the Arts Council Collection, British Museum Prints and Drawings, Henry Moore Institute, South London Gallery and Tate Collections as well as in private collections across the world. Sarah is Senior Tutor of Sculpture at the Royal College of Art in London.

Gautier Deblond

Gautier Deblonde is a photographer, renowned for his portraits of key international artists. His practice is often situated between reportage and documentary.

His works have been exhibited in a number of museums and galleries including Le Petit Palais in Paris, Tate Britain and the National Portrait Gallery in London.

Mariele Neudecker

Neudecker explores the interphases and overlaps of the two and three-dimensional, as well as the conjunction of analogue and digital. She uses a broad range of media including sculpture, film, photography, as well as sound, in a quest to find a new perception of landscape and understanding of manmade world around us.

She is member of the Arts at CERN’s Visiting Artists Programme and on the European Commission’s JRC Art & Science advisory panel.