Center for Art + Environment Blog

  • Norway 2015

    Lofoten Islands, Norway June 2-7, 2015

    July 31, 2015   |   By William L. Fox

    Among the truly jaw-dropping landscapes on the planet are the Lofoten Islands, a series of impossibly steep peaks on the northwestern coast of Norway that rise straight out of the ocean in a maze of fjords, lakes, rivers, and waterfalls. Sara has arranged to fly to Tromsø to meet me the day I return to... View Post

  • The Arctic, 2015

    The Art of Svalbard, May 23-June 1, 2015

    July 26, 2015   |   By William L. Fox

    I was in Svalbard specifically to look at public art deployed around Longyearbyen—the statues of polar bears and miners, and the light works on the Global Seed Vault for example—as part of my examination of how a brandscape was being constructed in the Arctic. But I was also interested in the larger realm of artmaking... View Post

  • The Arctic, 2015

    Svalbard, The Arctic, May 23-June 1, 2015

    July 21, 2015   |   By William L. Fox

    It’s not exactly a hop, skip, and a jump from saltwater crocodiles to polar bears, but I left tropical Australia on a Tuesday and by the end of the week I am walking up the main road of Svalbard’s only town, Longyearbyen, toward the glacier at the end of the valley. Svalbard is an archipelago... View Post

  • Australia 2015

    Kubulwarnamyo, May 15, 2015

    July 14, 2015   |   By William L. Fox

    My last day in Maningrida is an eventful one: I see green ants for the first time (an important source of vitamin C for hunter-gatherers); I almost step on a small green python; and, at three in the morning, I’m woken by a green tree frog hopping onto my head. This troika of fecundity seems... View Post

  • Australia 2015

    Arnhembrand, May 10-16, 2015

    July 8, 2015   |   By William L. Fox

    After the Climarte event in Melbourne, I fly to Darwin with Australian artist Mandy Martin, conservationist Guy Fitzhardinge, architect and artist David Leece, and a host of related folk who have taken on a new “art, science and story” endeavor. The Paruku Project, which Guy, Mandy, and David ran a couple of years ago, addressed... View Post

  • Australia 2015

    TarraWarra Museum of Art, May 6, 2015

    July 2, 2015   |   By William L. Fox

    Australia is home to many fine public art museums, notable among them the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney, which opened in 1874, and the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, which opened in 1861 and is the oldest public art museum in the country. These are large encyclopedic art museums with collections... View Post


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