US town to turn drainage basin into public art

Minnesota Public Radio recently reported that Jackie Brookner is advising and supporting the inhabitants of the City of Fargo in North Dakota on a major ecological art project funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.  The focus of the project is making use of a drainage basin, built to deal with heavy... Continue Reading →

Too Shallow for Diving

Review of the exhibition Too Shallow for Diving: the 21st Century is Treading Water. The review contextualises current environmental and ecological arts practices across a wide range of media.  The review discusses in detail work in the exhibition by Tim Collins + Reiko Goto, Carolyn Speranza, Prudence Gill, Jim Denney, Richard Harned, Roger Laib, Jamie Gruzska,... Continue Reading →

Water isn’t just about water

The website is a resource on direct and indirect water use: People use lots of water for drinking, cooking and washing, but even more for producing things such as food, paper, cotton clothes, etc. The water footprint is an indicator of water use that looks at both direct and indirect water use of a... Continue Reading →

Water: Traditional Knowledge

Recognising the value of Traditional Knowledge is an ongoing project.  The United Nations University's Institute of Advanced Studies Traditional Knowledge Project contributed to the 5th World Water Forum in 2009.  The proceedings published on their web site give a hint of the depth of this area. There are various reports bringing traditional knowledge to bear... Continue Reading →

More Water

Another interesting project around water. Watershed: Art, Activitsm and Community Engagement is a programme organised by Raoul Deal and Nicolas Lampert looking at Milwaukee and the Great Lakes Basin.  There are three phases spanning 1) community outreach, 2) public interventions, and 3) exhibition. There is an interesting video about Colleen Ludwig's piece in the exhibition... Continue Reading →

Hydromemories: Call for examples of artists working with water

Hydromemories is seeking to build up an archive of artists working with water.  The site already contains a number of interesting examples, to which one might add: Betsy Damon, Keepers of the Waters, Liz Ogilvie's Bodies of Water amongst other works, Anne Bevan's Source amongst other works, Common Ground's Confluence and other projects, Helix Arts'... Continue Reading →

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