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What's On 04 Feb 2022
What roles do creativity and the arts play in inspiring change? Can they help reimagine and create a better world? Can artistic communities create cultural movements? How do we more sustainably share culture from opposite sides of the world?
This one-day event brings together the arts and sciences to discuss the way forward over the next defining decade. Expanding on themes of regeneration, the power of storytelling, decarbonisation and whether it’s possible to party with the planet. Conversations with leading voices explore future challenges and opportunities afforded by championing creativity to educate, inspire and mobilise climate action.
Fri 11 Mar, 9.30am – 5pm
Climate Crisis and the Arts will hold events across two stages. Our main stage is the West Stage, where we’ll host a series of panel discussions exploring the power and potential of connecting the arts with climate action.
The sessions on the Plane Tree Stage will take a deeper dive into tangible actions, available resources and ways to get involved. These discussions will focus on topics that are particularly relevant for those working in the areas of industry.
WEST STAGE PROGRAM
9:30 AM OPENING ADDRESS
This event includes:
WELCOME TO COUNTRY with Uncle Mickey Kumatpi Marrutya O’Brien
HEAR FROM Rachel Healy and Neil Armfield AO (Adelaide Festival), Alison Tickell (Julie’s Bicycle – live-streamed from the UK), Helen Salmon (British Council), a representative from Australia Council for the Arts and Amber Brock-Fabel (youth climate activist)
10:30 AM THE POWER OF STORYTELLING
With Rona Glyn McDonald, Damon Gameau and Gabrielle Chan. Moderated by Ben Brooker.
Includes a performance by Nancy Bates.
11:45 AM CREATIVE RESPONSES TO THE CLIMATE CRISIS
With Ali Gumillya Baker, Tamara Baillie, David Finnigan and Caitlin Ellen Moore. Moderated by Matthew Wright-Simon.
1:00 PM CAN I LIVE?
Fehinti Balogun in conversation with Dwayne Coulthard.
2:15 PM IS IT POSSIBLE TO PARTY WITH THE PLANET?
With Berish Bilander, Sharni Honor and Montaigne. Moderated by Christie Anthoney.
3:30 PM WE’VE GOT THIS
With Tiahni Adamson, Rob Brookman and Jess Scully. Moderated by Audrey Mason-Hyde.
4:40 PM THE BAIT FRIDGE COLLECTIVE
An upcycled plastics installation and performance.
PLANE TREE STAGE PROGRAM
11:45 AM REPLACE THE WASTE: TOWARDS NET ZERO FESTIVALS & EVENTS
With Sarah Bruns and Jessica Wundke
1:00 PM DEEP DIVE INTO DIVESTMENT
With Paul Garner and Lewis Gurr-Stephen
2:15 PM UNTANGLING: BREAKING UP WITH FOSSIL FUELS
With Alex Kelly and Scott Ludlam
3:30 PM CARBON NEUTRALITY IN PRACTICE
With Malcolm Leask, Ken Long and Daniel Walsh
Pioneer Women’s Memorial Gardens
King William Street, Adelaide
Please note Adelaide Festival’s COVID-19 Management Policy requires all patrons to be double vaccinated. Please check back for other COVID guidelines, such as mask-wearing and COVID Safe Check-in, closer to the event date.