CLIMARTE present the CLIMARTE Poster Project 2016 that takes place on the streets of lovely Melbourne this May. The idea behind the project is to bring to attention and engage the community on climate change action. Eleven Australian artists have been commissioned by CLIMARTE to design posters to raise awareness of the issue, with 500 A0-sized posters to be displayed on poster sites around town that have been printed thanks to.

How can you get involved? Well, all you have to do is capture one of the posters in-situ and share it on your social medias with the hashtag #climarteposter. You’ll be spreading the word while also peeping some down right rad designs.

The posters aim to convey the strength, optimism, and urgency that we need to move to a clean, renewable energy future. Each artist has a completely different approach to the issue at heart and have expressed their feelings through a myriad of different ways from didactic, numinous, graphic, or abstracted.

The artists behind the posters are Angela Brennan, Chris Bond, Jon Campbell, Kate Daw, Katherine Hattam, Siri Hayes, Martin King, Gabrielle de Vietri and Will Foster, Thornton Walker, and Miles Howard-Wilks.

Guy Abrahams, CLIMARTE CEO and co-founder, said, “The CLIMARTE Poster Project is about provoking public dialogue, and influencing public and political opinion, by creating the empathy needed to bridge the gap between knowledge and action.”

If you don’t feel like traipsing around the city in search of these works of poster art, an exhibition of the posters will be held at LAB-14 Gallery, Carlton Connect Initiative (CCI) from 5-28th May. You can also head to a forum where speakers Dr Peter Christoff and Poster Project artists will discuss the role and effectiveness of visual media in communicating matters of environmental and social importance.

The CLIMARTE Poster Project is supported by the City of Melbourne arts grants program, the Purves Environmental Fund, The University of Melbourne Carlton Connect Initiative, and Plakkit.

CLIMARTE Poster Project
May 2016
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CLIMARTE Poster Project Exhibition
Opening 6pm, Thursday 5th May
5-28th May
LAB-14 Gallery
Carlton Connect Initiative
The University of Melbourne
700 Swanston Street, Carlton

CLIMARTE Poster Project Forum
With Poster Project artist and Dr Peter Christoff
6pm, Tuesday 17th May
Carlton Connect Initiative
The University of Melbourne
700 Swanston Street, Carlton