Green artists are change agents. For (eco)nversations curator Janet Botes, green art is concerned with environmental themes, aiming to raise awareness and ask questions, to generate support or to inspire action. The desire to occupy ourselves with the current ecological crisis that threatens our survival is a moral one. We cannot assume that it comes ‘naturally’. It is a choice. Many green artists today have lived the ideology of a sustainable lifestyle and edeavoured to become a part of the change. They have taken the responsibility to change themselves and their community.
We are extremely proud that of the (Eco)nversations artists (Janet Ranson, Danelle Malan, Stefanie Schoeman, Simon Max Bannister, Claire Homewood, Nicolle Marais, Kai Lossgott and Janet Botes) Their inspiring exhibition enabled The Green Expo to be nominated as a finalist for the prestigious BASA awards to be held in August.
The awards, presented by Business and Arts South Africa (NPC) in partnership with Business Day and Anglo American recognise and promote excellence and innovation in the field of business support for the arts.
Thanks to all who participated, got involved at the expo, praised, criticised, laughed, questioned…. Started conversations!