Collectively Caring for Climate

The Collectively Caring for Climate project aims to raise awareness about climate change and how people can individually and collectively help to mitigate its effects. The project aims to empower participants to take committed climate action through art.

Collectively Caring for Climate participants were asked to make a personal climate pledge, reflecting one small change they would make in their daily lives, that would help the environment.

Explore the exhibition online by checking out the artwork galleries and video tours below.

Collectively Caring for Climate - Exhibition Introduction

Each participant was supplied with a small canvas to make an artwork that captured their climate pledge. More than 200 City of Whittlesea residents have participated in the project.

The artworks will be reproduced as prints on footpaths and collective murals. They will be installed throughout the municipality in public spaces such as streets, shopping strips, outside leisure and community facilities, along walking trails and other pedestrian areas. 

There will also be an online gallery and exhibition of the artworks in the Great Hall at Council offices, with dates to be announced when COVID-19 restrictions are eased.

Collectively Caring for Climate - Exhibition Tour: Part 1

Timestamp guide:

0:18 An introduction to the project

1:19 Thomastown West Community Hub

2:13 U3A Whittlesea "Art4Fun"

2:39 Mill Park Secondary College

3:14 Mernda Park Primary School

3:30 Michelle Newton

3:49 Stephan Vrakas-Poulopoulos

3:55 Connie Pennisi

4:03 Lucy Cleary & Jo Boudewyn

4:40 U3A Whittlesea "Art is Fun"

5:40 Hayley, Baseline Youth Services

Collectively Caring for Climate - Exhibition Tour: Part 2.

For a full list of contributors, view our official list of attributions.