For Our Future

rocky shore
For Our Future
Eco Arts – Collaborations

Eco Arts is a creative practice that recognises that we are all part of the Living World. The film Eco Arts in Action provides an overview of the practice of Eco Arts in community. Perspectives of First Nations Elders and artists are interwoven with examples of intercultural and environmental events.

Musicians and creative thought leaders discuss the role of arts and culture in strengthening communities against the backdrop of ecological degradation and the climate crisis.

Sunset beyond the inlet

Acknowledgment of Country
For Our Future Overview
Inspiring Environmental Stewardship
For Our Future Projects 2022-2023
Project One – Country is Listening
Project Two – Living Water Ways
Project Three – Ocean Messages
Project Four – Eco Arts Community Celebration
Call Out to Lead Artists and Eco Arts Collaborators
For Educators
Registrations

PICS logo
For Our Future logo
BCS Logo
Supported by Bass Coast Shire
Acknowledgement of Country

Aerial view of cliffs
We honour the Bunurong/Boonwurrung of the Kulin Nation who have cared for this Country for thousands of years. We recognise First Peoples’ continuing connection to lands, waters, and community. We pay our respects to the Ancestors and Elders who carry the memories, traditions, cultures, and aspirations of First Peoples, and who forge the path ahead for emerging leaders.


For Our Future Overview
For Our Future Overview

The Eco Arts Culture Hub of the Phillip Island Conservation Society (PICS), supported by a grant from the Bass Coast Shire Council, is presenting For Our Future, an environmental program of Eco Arts events and activities for the Bass Coast community. It is underpinned by the practice of Deep Listening and is designed to inspire environmental stewardship in community, deepening our sense of connection with each other and the Living World. For Our Future brings together the Arts, Science and Culture and is intercultural, intergenerational and interdisciplinary.

For Our Future is offering community activities and an educational stream of Eco Arts activities and events across the Bass Coast. Members of an interdisciplinary team comprised of artists, musicians, conservationists and First Nation cultural educators will facilitate environmentally focussed activities and learning experiences in the community. All activities and events are an invitation to listen more deeply and respectfully to the Living World and to recognise ourselves as part of it.

The Program of Events includes Deep Listening Circles, intercultural collaborations, performances, workshops, concerts, exhibitions, an international print exchange and conservation walks and talks. For Our Future activities and events align with the Australian Curriculum 9.0.

For Our Future 2022-2023 is structured around four projects, Country is Listening, Living Water Ways, Ocean Messages and an Eco Arts Community Celebration at the new Cowes Cultural and Community Centre. The projects will be led by artists supported by interdisciplinary teams of Eco Arts Collaborators. Four short films will be produced, documenting the process and outcomes of each of the projects.

For Our Future – Projects 2022-2023
For Our Future – Projects 2022-2023
For Our Future Projects 2022 – 2023

Project One   Country is Listening

The ‘Country is Listening’ project has a focus on culture and collaborative art-making and the music, and stories inspired by it.

Timeframe

21st October  2022– 30th September 2023

Key Themes

Respect, Protect, Connect

Activities and events in ‘Country is Listening’ will include:

Deep Listening Ceremony

Collaborative Art-Making

Eco Arts Workshops

Conservation Walks and Talks

Short Film ‘Country is Listening’

Others TBA

 

Project Two             Living Water Ways

The ‘Living Water Ways’ project integrates art, story, music, poetry, culture and science to deepen our understanding of water cycles and inspire environmental and climate action.

Timeframe
1st February 2023 – 30th April 2023

Key Themes
Reflect, Reveal, Revive

Activities and events in ‘Living Water Ways’ will include:

Water Journey Workshops
Creative Writing: Rivers & Wetlands
Deep Listening Circles
Eco Arts Workshops
Conservation Walks and Talks
Short Film ‘Living Water Ways’
Others TBA

Project Three                     Ocean Messages

Using print-making and different ways of knowing, the ‘Ocean Messages’ project explores migratory birds, shared environmental concerns and local and global interconnectedness across the seas.

Timeframe

1st May 2023  – 31st July 2023

Key Themes      

Release, Return, Re-member

Activities and events in ‘Ocean Messages’ will include:

Art Exhibition
Printmaking Workshops
Deep Listening Circles
Eco Arts Workshops
Conservation Walks and Talks
Short Film ‘Ocean Messages’
Others TBA

Project Four            Eco Arts Community Celebration

The ‘Eco Arts Community Celebration’ will weave together the outcomes of Projects One, Two and Three in the new Cowes Cultural and Community Centre.

Timeframe

1st August 2023 – 30th September 2023

Community Celebration Team

Artists-in-Residence and Eco Arts Collaborators from Projects One to Three, as well as members of the Bass Coast community and beyond.

Key Themes
Key Themes – Communicate, Celebrate, Regenerate

Venue
Cowes Cultural and Community Centre

Activities and events in the Eco Arts Community Celebration will include:

Guitar playerCommunity Concert including Short Films from Projects 1, 2 & 3
Art Exhibition
Music and Drumming Circles
Eco Arts Workshops
Library Exhibition of Creative Writing
Weaving Workshop
Short Film ‘Community Celebration’
Others TBA

Inspiring Environmental Stewardship
Inspiring Environmental Stewardship

The For Our Future project brings together Eco Arts and Cultural Development to inspire environmental stewardship in the Bass Coast and beyond. The project has been designed to strengthen Bass Coast’s regional identity as a place of natural beauty, a vibrant Arts and Culture sector and a leader in conservation and environmental issues. For Our Future’s Program of Events brings people together through intercultural, interdisciplinary and intergenerational collaborations. It draws on a shared love of place and a deeply felt desire to protect it for the future.

For Our Future has been created to inspire environmental stewardship through Eco Arts events and activities. The project is taking place at a time when the planet is on fire. With the urgency of climate change and ecological collapse ever present, we have moved into new territory, not knowing what will emerge from these days. We don’t know if our environmental actions are going to be successful, but we’re doing it anyway, because we must.

Call Out to Lead Artists and Eco Arts Collaborators
Call Out to Lead Artists and Eco Arts Collaborators
Call Out to Lead Artists and Eco Arts Collaborators

We are looking for Lead Artists (LA) and Eco Arts Collaborators (EAC) with creative ideas and vision and a positive environmental focus to facilitate interdisciplinary projects in Bass Coast. For Our Future brings together the Arts, Science and Culture to foster environmental stewardship and to strengthen connections in the community and beyond. Phillip Island Conservation Society is working in partnership with Bass Coast Shire Council to deliver a program of Eco Arts Events in community and educational contexts, underpinned by the practice of Deep Listening.

The Program of Events is structured around four themed projects, facilitated by Artists and supported by teams of Eco Arts Collaborators.  The role of Lead Artists is to offer creative ideas with an ecological focus that inspire positive environmental action in the community. The role of Eco Arts Collaborators is to invite different forms of engagement, enriching creative ideas through multiple ways of knowing and being together.

We are looking for Lead Artists and Eco Arts Collaborators whose creative ideas, vision and practice meet the following criteria:

  1. Inspiring environmental stewardship and action
  2. Working collaboratively in community
  3. Deepening our sense of connection with the Living World
  4. Incorporating different ways of knowing
  5. Engaging people of all ages, cultures and backgrounds

Educators, organisations, artists and conservationists interested in collaborations should contact:
Dr Laura Brearley, Coordinator, The Eco Art Culture Hub (TEACH), Phillip Island Conservation Society
laura.brearley@tlc21.com.au

For Educators
For Educators
echidnaFor Our Future Eco Arts Incursions

Use the link above to download For Our Future Eco Arts Incursions information (.pdf).
For Our Future projects align with the Australian Curriculum 9 and are designed to facilitate learning with participants of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. The program of events can be adapted for groups of different sizes.

Registrations
Registrations

Guitar

FOF Registration of Interest Artists and Eco Arts Collaborators 201122

Please use the link above to download Registration of Interest for Lead Artists information. (.pdf)

Menu