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Environmental art is on the rise – with a little help from Leonardo DiCaprio

By Amy Shaw

Olafur Eliasson, Shepard Fairey and Tomás Saraceno are among a growing group of artists creating works that draw attention to the effects of climate change.


Why Art Has the Power to Change the World

By Olafur Eliasson

One of the great challenges today is that we often feel untouched by the problems of others and by global issues like climate change, even when we could easily do something to help. We do not feel strongly enough that we are part of a global community, part of a larger we. Giving people access to data most often leaves them feeling overwhelmed and disconnected, not empowered and poised for action. This is where art can make a difference. Art does not show people what to do, yet engaging with a good work of art can connect you to your senses, body, and mind. It can make the world felt. And this felt feeling may spur thinking, engagement, and even action.


Human sign at St Kilda 2009

The Human sign event was held on Sunday, May 17th at St Kilda Beach in Melbourne, Australia. The message was “Climate change – our future is in your hands”. The catch-cry was devised by Sophie Dickinson, 11, a grade six student at St Michael’s Grammar in St Kilda. 5000 people gathered to form the sign to highlight their frustration at a lack of action by Federal and State governments to reduce carbon emissions and tackle climate change.