Connecting Art with Climate

29apr3:30 pm4:45 pmConnecting Art with ClimateWebinar for Teachers & Educators


(Thursday) 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm(GMT+10:00) View in my time


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Please note this webinar has been postponed and will be presented at a later date.

In this webinar Far North Queensland artist Lynette Griffiths explores the use of art to connect with the environment and issues related to climate and sustainability. 

The Australian Curriculum places emphasis on Sustainability as a priority for study that connects and relates relevant aspects of content across learning areas and subjects. 

The Arts provides engaging and thought-provoking contexts in which to explore the nature of art making and responding. It enables the exploration of the role of The Arts in maintaining and transforming cultural practices, social systems and the relationships of people to their environment. Through making and responding in The Arts, students consider issues of sustainability in relation to resource use and traditions in each of The Arts subjects. The Arts provides opportunities for students to express and develop world views, and to appreciate the need for collaboration within and between communities to implement more sustainable patterns of living. In this learning area, students use the exploratory and creative platform of The Arts to advocate effective action for sustainability. Australian Curriculum 

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Lynette Griffths enjoys exploring all forms of media, currently a leader in ghost net art collaborations nationally and internationally, designing and building installations and sculptural works. She has a strong commitment to arts development in communities, sharing her skills and knowledge to realise collaborative projects, which convey environmental and cultural messages. 

Her education experience enables her to design projects that link students and participants on an international platform by facilitating workshops with children and adults combining creative development and environmental materials including Ghost net. She has spoken extensively at national and international education and art conferences on practical and creative ways to build literacy through the arts and has co-developed a framework and pedagogy catering to indigenous learning styles. She is currently interested in methods and practices to diversify art production and engage young people within current art centre models. 

Lynette has qualifications in graphic design, ceramics, and education from the Queensland College of Art- Griffith University, QUT and Monash Lynnette works collaboratively to share knowledge and learn from others. She has lived in indigenous communities for more than 20 years as a TAFE teacher, arts worker and is currently managing artistic development on Erub (Darnley Island), designing, and curating national and international exhibitions, planning programs and conducting workshops with artists to develop their arts practice through research and material innovation. Developing ghost net (marine ghost gear) art through collaborative practice she has built Erub Art’s international profile and developed workshops on an international stage.