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The Great Turning Artful Inquiry – An Invitation

by James on March 1st, 2012

I’ve finally got internet access again, hurray!

Lots more to come but for now here is a call-out for artful responses to, and inquiry into, The Great Turning, co-curated by myself, Chris Seeley and Kathy Skerritt –

The Great Turning Artful Inquiry is a global, artistic co-inquiry into the five Personal Guidelines for The Great Turning explicated by Buddhist scholar and activist Joanna Macy ( This project accompanies the expected 2013 publication of the book The Great Turning, a selection of essays edited by Peter Reason and Melanie Newman; Vala Publishing Cooperative, publishers (UK). There will be a section in the book devoted to the artistic responses.

WHO: Artists with an interest in collaborative practice and ecological and social restoration.

WHAT: The project is collaborative and there are no prizes, fees, charges, required experience, or territorial restrictions. Submissions as noted above will be curated, becoming part of book launching events and presented in both online and print formats to stimulate a widening dialogue. Photographic images of accepted artwork will inform and be included in the development and distribution of an open-source portfolio of images and questions, intended to guide communities in designing and engaging in local variants of the inquiry. Some but not all accepted pieces may be chosen to be exhibited at book launching events. In general, most pieces will be photographically exhibited regardless of medium.

WHEN: Submissions by June 1, 2012; selections announced by September 1, 2012; delivery of artwork by December 31, 2012; book launching/exhibitions throughout 2013 ending November 30, 2013.

APPLY: Email the address below for introductory letter and participation guidelines.


DEADLINE: June 1, 2012

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