Looking at others Professional Practice TEXT IN CONTEXT
LOOKING AT NEW PROJECTS TO COMBAT THE EARTH'S ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES PEOPLE WHO ARE THINKING ABOUT THESE IDEAS IN THEIR PRACTICE.
INVISIBLE DUST WHITBY 250 YEAR
JAMES COOK VOYAGES
British Library and Invisible Dust Event
Talk by Ahilapalapa Rands
FROM NEW ZEALAND
Histories of the James Cook Voyager
The New Zealand artist presents The Oceanic Reading Room, shared histories and different viewpoints, discussions and film interviews with researcher and locals.
Excellent open discussions with a wonderful insight into the effects of colonialism in the Pacific Islands presented by the panel above, led by the artists
Ahilapalapa Rands second and director Dorcas on far right, her work colleagues from other Pacific islands also gave us a viewpoint of their experiences and working with different aspects of how it has affected their islands.
Awards and Recognition
Became a National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England in 2018.
SURROUNDINGSwith Humber Museums Partnership was awarded £547,000 for three years 2017-2019 by Ambitions for Excellence from Arts Council England.
Invisible Dust was one of two organisations in the UK to receive the Sustaining Excellence Award by the Wellcome Trust for our work and organisation of £450,000 2015-2018.
Alice Sharp, Invisible Dust Director won the Guardian PEA (People, Environment & Achievement) Arts Award 2014.
Invisible Dust was a finalist in the 2013 Sustain’ magazine awards in the Communications category, other nominations include Land Securities and J. Sainsbury.
FUTURE NOW SYMPOSIUM
Talk at York St Johns University organised by Aesthetics Art Prize FUTURE NOW
discussion about a range of topics relating to design, journalism, film, curation and
the future products. In conjunction with the York Art Gallery who are presenting the
Art Prize Awards and presenting in an exhibition until August.
The York Art Gallery also is featuring a very interesting exhibition based on migration and the lives of people.
Aesthetica Exhibition York Art Gallery
Symposium on Radical Matters - new technologies using and developing materials
that are thrown away.
Gyrecraft. Swirling islands of plastic
Individual gyres making at sea whilst collecting waste plastics and transforming it into a useful product
SMOG FREE PROJECT is a series of urban innovations led by Dan Roosegaarde to reduce pollution and provide an inspirational experience of a clean future.
SMOG FREE TOWER, SMOG FREE RING and SMOG FREE BICYCLE provide a local solution of clean air in public spaces. Here along with governments, students and the clean-tech industry, people can work together to make a whole city smog free.
Anthropogenic creations can be our resource - we have the ingenious power to total re-think these process and do something positive
'We should design and engineer our way out of it and improve the world we live in. We have created the mess we are in'.
DAN ROOSEGAARDE, DUTCH ARTIST
Futures Now Sustainability lecture was given about new designs and products/processes relating to the
environment, sustainability and change.
Smog Free Towers made in several situations in the world including Bejing, Rotterdam and Poland. and another example is the Smog-free bicycle The design of the first bicycle inspired by the manta ray, a fish which filters water for food. The bicycle can work in a similar way, with a plug-in device on the steering wheel of an existing bicycle as it filters the air. Future communication, a picture and story through the creation of objects to where we are, the issues that designers and guardians of the earth. can have to make a difference and should see the positive changes that can be made through developing ideas and progressive technology.
Aggregate - interactive, performance, poetry and original artworks.
This was an organic and inspiringly curated project at Leeds Art University.
Fritha Jenkins . - Aggregate performance at Leeds Art University Gallery.
Leeds Arts University. The performance based on the archive of Edna Lumb