What Will Nature Do?

A collaborative arts+sci exhibition and education project to
communicate climate change science through the arts.

September 30 – November 13, 2021

A Year of Artivism | Art Making an Impact!  

Artists: Consider being a part of this collaborative Arts+Science exhibition!
The Call to Artists is currently underway.
Deadline for submissions: July 1, 2021.
Below you will find inspiration and the full set of climate scientist and artist lectures.

A Work in Progress Artist Meet-up Zoom Recording
for all artists interested in communicating climate change/science through their artwork

What Would Nature Do? Exhibit Curator Dr. Dominique Bachelet presents Art and Climate Change

“The main challenge is the lack of human imagination; our inability to see a different future because we’re staring down this dystopian path of pandemic, climate change, biodiversity loss.”
Tim Christophersen, head of the Nature for Climate branch at the UN Environment Programme

What Will Nature Do? Lecture Series Recordings

Guest curator Dr. Dominique Bachelet, a senior climate change scientist and associate professor in Oregon State University and artist, curated a roster of climate change scientists from all over the country to present and discuss the positive and hopeful aspects of the scientists’ research.
What Will Nature Do? Lecture Series Part One: Climate change Scientists and Their Research

Dr. Jerri Bartholomew and the OSU Arts+Science Team created a new Lecture Series focused on Artists who incorporate Science in their artistic practices. More inspiration for your artwork creation for the What Will Nature Do? Project.
What Will Nature Do? Lecture Series Part Two: Artist and Their Artistic and Scientific Practices

Food for Thought and Inspiration

POETRY: 24 Hours of Reality: “Earthrise” | Amanda Gorman
The case for stubborn optimism on climate | Christiana Figueres
Nature-based solutions in the fight against climate change | Thomas Crowther

Dates to Remember
Feb 18 – June 8, 2021Climate Change Science Researcher Lectures via Zoom | Curated by Dr. Dominique Bachelet

– Each lecture will include a Q&A session that can be used as a starting point for artwork and will be recorded for later viewing.

– Everyone is invited to participate in these informative lectures, even if you are not planning to create artwork for the show.

– Viewing a couple of the lectures is a prerequisite to artist participation in the art exhibition.

– Artwork created for What Will Nature Do? does not need to be limited to these specific areas of research.  

– The lecture series is two parts:
. What Will Nature Do? Lecture Series Part One: Climate change Scientists and Their Research
. What Will Nature Do? Lecture Series Part Two: Artists and Their Artistic Practices with Science: Lessons Learned During the Process
All Lectures Are FREE.  Your donation in support of this art+science project appreciated!
June 3, 2021Work in Progress Artist Meet-up Zoom: Thursday, June 3, 5:30 pm (PDT ) https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83736188228
July 1, 2021Deadline for Submissions
Open to all media;  performance, time-based, interdisciplinary and biomimicry welcome as well as pigment and materials-based. 
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September 30-November 13, 2021Art Exhibition, Artwork Documentation, Opportunities for Community Conversations

A big Thank You to the What Would Nature Do? Sponsor
Windermere Willamette Valley Property Management

Thanks to project support from Dr. Dominique Bachelet and the College of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Biological and Ecological Engineering, and Dr. Jerri Bartholomew, Department of Microbiology, College of Science, Oregon State University.

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