Book Announcement: Building Sustainability with the Arts: Proceedings of the 2nd National EcoArts Australis Conference

Building Sustainability with the Arts: Proceedings of the 2nd National EcoArts Australis Conference now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp431, £67.99 / $114.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Building Sustainability with the Arts: Proceedings of the 2nd National EcoArts Australis Conference, edited by David Curtis.

Environmental art or ‘ecoart’ is a burgeoning field and includes a wide variety of practices, some of which are exemplified in this collection: from sculptures or installations made from discarded rubbish to intimate ephemeral artworks placed in the natural environment, or from theatrical presentations incorporated into environmental education programs to socially critical paintings. In some cases, the artworks aim to create indignation in the viewer, sometimes to educate, sometimes to create a feeling of empathy for the natural environment, or sometimes they are built into community building projects.

This timely book examines various roles of the arts in building ecological sustainability. A wide range of practitioners is represented, including visual and performing artists, scientists, social researchers, environmental educators and research students. They are all united in this text in their belief that the arts are vital in the building of sustainability – in the way that they are practiced, but also the connections they make to ecology, science and indigenous culture.

To read a full summary of the book and to read a 30-page sample extract, which includes the table of contents, please visit the following link:

http://www.cambridgescholars.com/building-sustainability-with-the-arts


All Cambridge Scholars authors and contributors are entitled to a 40% discount on this title, to claim this simply enter the author discount code on the My Order page after adding the book to your basket from the link above. For further information about the author discount, please contact admin@cambridgescholars.com.


Building Sustainability with the Arts: Proceedings of the 2nd National EcoArts Australis Conference can be purchased directly from Cambridge Scholars, through Amazon and other online retailers, or through our global network of distributors. Our partners include Bertram, Gardners, Baker & Taylor, Ingram, YBP, Inspirees and MHM Limited. An e-book version will be available for purchase through the Google Play store in due course.

For further information on placing an order for this title, please contact orders@cambridgescholars.com.

About the Editor

Dr David Curtis holds an honorary position at the Institute of Rural Futures at the University of New England, Australia. An ecologist and social scientist, he has written extensively on rural and urban ecological sustainability and the arts and environmental behaviour, and he is the founder of the EcoArts Australis organisation. David has organised several multi-arts events, some of which have had audiences of thousands of people and participation of hundreds, and he has published a graphic novel about reversing eucalyptus dieback, Dazed by Dieback (2017).

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