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Nicola Moss

Visual artist, Self employed in Gold Coast

Life on the edge!

PRESENTED ON SEP 20, 2017
IN SUNSHINE COAST @ VOL 23

Nicola Moss is a visual artist and regular tree hugger with a burning question – What is sustainability? Visiting natural areas and green space along the south-east Queensland coast for the past decade, she ponders possible futures where conservation and development find balance. Initially speaking about ecological problems, Nicola’s practice took a shift in 2015. A sensory experience on the edge of Moreton Bay prompted a new optimism. Her works reflect on the sense of well-being, contact with green space, can provide in our everyday lives. Nicola engages audiences in considering and celebrating the value of healthy environment. Her exhibition ‘Life on the edge’ responds to the Lost and Found theme – although many pristine environments have been lost, Nicola has found communities are able to create healthy environments!

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On the Cutting Edge

BY BRENDA REICHEL
@ VOL 19 ON DEC 13, 2013

Brenda Reichel talks about lapidary art, which learned from her grandparents, she is a trained bench jeweler, and current president of GIA, Graduate Gemologists. She has worked along with US Customs, FBI, Hawaii State Archives, Bishop Museum, Iolani Palace, and has been the Gemologist Instructor at the Honolulu Museum of Art for the past 18 years. She talks about an importance of cutting stones by hand and shows different tools that are used to cut stones in order to make them look beautiful.

"Presentation of the Day" on June 26, 2014.

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Consumer Culture and Environmental Art

BY ALISON MCDONALD
@ VOL 9 ON SEP 03, 2015

Alison McDonald's works of art are intended to draw out a conversation on consumer culture and environmental concerns. Through her work, Alison aims to educate positively about stewardship of our planet and in particular, our waterways.

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Sustainability and environmental rationality

BY ILYA YAKOVLEV
@ VOL 1 ON NOV 21, 2015

Environmental sustainability - the ability of the environment to withstand human. In ecology, the term refers to the ability of biological systems to the preservation and development of biodiversity.

lya Yakovlev considered the question about social, ecological, cultural processes that use natural resources. 

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A Resilient City Through Environmental Sustainability

BY DOUGLAS MELNICK
@ VOL 20 ON DEC 01, 2015

Douglas Melnick is passionate about environmental sustainability. And for good reason, because San Antonio is getting hotter. Temperatures here have risen 2.5 degree Celsius since 1960, and these kinds of drastic changes have real implications for our city today and tomorrow. For example, our infrastructure was not designed for the inundation of flood waters and other
extreme weather conditions that are becoming more frequent. But we can build resilience into our communities with incremental steps like composting, which leads to less methane in the atmosphere, or riding a bike to work, which decreases carbon emissions. And he reminds us if we don’t have the public transportation or other sustainability programs we want to see, it’s up to us to advocate for them.
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Plein Air for the Planet: Landscape Art as Environmental Activism

BY STEPHEN WASHINGTON
@ VOL 3 ON JAN 22, 2016

Speaker Stephen Washington, an artist living in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, believes strongly in the power of art—particularly plein air painting—to  help save the landscapes it so beautifully captures. 

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Art In The Anthropocene

BY SHANNON MCCARTHY
@ VOL 27 ON JUN 10, 2016

Shannon McCarthy shares her response to living in the Anthropocene: the first proposed epoch where human activities have begun to have a significant global impact on the planet’s ecosystems and geology. McCarthy describes the use of ocean plastics and marine debris in her art, how this material is affecting the planet, and how to inspire others to use art as a communication tool for  environmental and social sustainability and solution.

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Life with Acrylic Flow Art

BY ANITA TALBOTT
@ VOL 2 ON MAR 21, 2018

Anita Talbott takes us on a journey through her life and into her acrylic flow art. 

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Climate Change & Environmental Sustainability: Armenia's Challenges and Opportunities

BY IRINA GHAPLANYAN
@ VOL 26 ON SEP 28, 2018

Irina Ghaplanyan discusses Climate Change & Environmental Sustainability: Armenia's Challenges and Opportunities.

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Creating environmental awareness with a brush and a pen

BY SOFIA FORTUNATO
@ VOL 19 ON SEP 20, 2018

Sofia is a scientist and an artist. Today, she will tell you about what inspires her work and her journey becoming a creative writer.