5 ways the arts takes on the climate crisis

We look through our best stories to find these tops reads on how the sector can confront climate change from activist museums to an immersive work set in the eco-pocalypse.

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Since before William Blake penned his diatribe against the ‘dark Satanic mills’ of Albion in the 1700s, artists have been talking about environmental destruction.

But as the climate crisis has intensified over the past decades, many people have turned to art to spark action. Guy Abraham, co-founder of CLIMARTE: Arts For A Safe Climate, said in ArtsHub in 2015 that ‘art offers a different point of entry, providing a space for us to engage on an emotional and instinctual, as well as rational, level.’ 

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Alison Croggon
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Alison Croggon is an award-winning novelist, poet, theatre writer and critic. She has 30 years experience reviewing performance for outlets such as The Australian, the ABC and The Monthly and generated an international reputation as a performance critic with her influential blog Theatre Notes. In 2009 she was the first online critic to win the prestigious Geraldine Pascall Critic of the Year Award. Twitter: @alisoncroggon