Arts and Sustainability: Catalysts for Change
Location: Contemporary Art Tasmania
Guy Abrahams is the former Director of Christine Abrahams Gallery. He holds Law and Arts degrees and is completing a Master of Environment degree at the University of Melbourne. He now speaks regularly on environmental sustainability with a particular focus on the arts.
Throughout history the arts have played a major role in recording and reflecting the state of human society and the natural world in which society exists. Indeed, for some historical periods it is only through the arts that we have been able to learn about past civilisations. But sometimes we have needed the arts to also be a catalyst for change, a call to action, a pricking of humanity’s collective conscience. Now is one of those times.
Guy has recently delivered talks at the University of Melbourne, Monash Gallery of Art, Victoria University, Heide Museum of Modern Art, LaTrobe University Museum of Art, RMIT University, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne Art Fair and the City of Melbourne.
He also developed the Green Gallery Guide with the Australian Commercial Galleries Association and the Australian Conservation Foundation. The Guide received Industry Best Practice in Partnership recognition at the 2008 Australian Business Arts Foundation Awards.