Part of AELA’s Earth Laws Month
AELA’s Earth Arts program aims to stimulate and showcase the role of creativity in transforming our societies to Earth-centred systems of governance. In 2016 and 2018, AELA hosted national arts events, which you can view here. Due to our changing COVID world, AELA’s 2020 and 2022 Biennial Earth Arts celebrations are online – with a fiesta of arts webinars, our Earth Arts Anthology, and our fantastic 2022 gallery.
This year, AELA’s Earth Arts program is titled “Tipping Points”, which will be celebrated online, in Earth Laws Month in September 2022.
“Earth Laws Month” will feature events and discussions to showcase all things Earth-centred across law, governance, ethics, and the arts!
Creative Avenues in Earth Laws Month 2022
1. Earthwords & Artlings Anthology
AELA’s Earthwords & Artlings Anthology, Volume 2, is open for submissions under the theme of “Tipping Points”.
“Tipping Points” invites the exploration of the social and ecological spaces at the precipice of change, whether the threshold has just been encountered, retreated from, or passed long ago. And whether the encounter is momentous and calamitous, or banal and unremarkable, “Tipping Points” provides an open provocation for creative musings about the places, socio-ecological relationships, and timelines that we find ourselves in . . . or perhaps yearn for.
Submissions for Earthwords & Artlings Volume 2 have now closed.
View and download Earthwords & Artlings Anthology, Volume 1, “Voices of Nature” (2020) here
2. Earth Arts Virtual Gallery
This year, AELA will be promoting the work of Earth Artists and creatives, via our Virtual Gallery, during Earth Laws Month in September. We aim to return to hosting ‘in person’ art exhibitions in coming years – but this year, we’ll be all-virtual and totally fabulous.
Image: The Grand Negotiations 2020 (detail) / by Merete Megarrity
3. Earth Laws Month – Let’s talk about art!
During Earth Laws Month, we will be holding online panel discussions and presentations for artists and creatives to share the work that they have been engaged with, works they are planning, or just the ideas that spark and drive the creative processes.