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Cathy Fitzgerald

Cathy Fitzgerald
Independent eco-social art practitioner | researcher | amateur Close-to-Nature forestry

Doctor of Visual Culture: Phd by Creative Practice

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Introduction
Founder global HAUMEA ONLINE Ecoliteracy Programme. Consultant and international thought leader/speaker on ecoliteracy for the creative sector. At Haumea.ie, I'm passionate about delivering transformative eco-learning (ecoliteracy) for art education institutes, art organisations and individual creative practitioners. I am also interested in developing art and sustainability policy for the art sector, especially in the area of integrated ecosocial values frameworks.
Additional affiliations
January 2010 - September 2016
National College of Art and Design
Position
  • PhD Student
Education
September 2010 - November 2018
National College of Art and Design
Field of study
  • Art and Ecology
October 2000 - June 2002
National College of Art and Design
Field of study
  • Fine Art - Virtual Realities
September 1996 - June 2000
National College of Art and Design
Field of study
  • Fine Art - Painting

Publications

Publications (4)
Thesis
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Eco-social art practitioners routinely foster cycles of multi-constituent translation, reflection and action, across lifeworlds, art, science, and other socio-political domains to progress new life-sustaining knowledge. This enquiry, however, reveals the absence of a guiding theory and a clearly articulated methodology for such transversal practice...
Book
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The Hollywood Forest Story eBook is now available to download from the APPLE iBook Store. The Hollywood Forest Story eBook is the cultural artefact (the evidence from my creative practice) for the key argument of my PhD by practice, on why and how a theory-method framework is essential for effective and engaging eco-social practices). As such, thi...
Article
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A review article about Irish-based New Zealander Cathy Fitzgerald's doctoral creative practice research into an expanded ecological art practice, which she refers to as 'eco-social art practice'. This draws from review of pioneering ecological art practices and her own practice that explores new-to-Ireland continuous cover forestry. Cathy explains...
Chapter
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Symbiotic science is increasingly helping envision an ecological era. As I already view my ongoing ecological art practice in advocating ecological forestry (The Hollywood Forest Story, begun 2008), as fundamentally restoring symbiotic biodiversity, I recognise the critical importance of Australian farmer - philosopher Glenn Albrecht’s work for the...

Projects

Project (1)
Project
Since 2008, my eco-social art practice has developed ongoing transversal activity to form the Hollywood project. This involves: exploring, learning about new-to-Ireland, Close-to-Nature continuous cover forestry, experimental film-making, writing, eco-philosophy, national forest policy development and ecocide law advocacy (I succeeded in getting continuous cover forestry as the key point in the new Irish Green Party Forest policy (2012) and that the Green Party of Ireland and Northern Ireland recognise that a crime of ecocide (the long term destruction of ecosystems by man) be supported in international law (2013). My project also formed the inspiration and basis of my art practice-led doctoral research (2016) and I analysed my and others' leading longterm ecological art practices to develop a theory-method framework that significantly articulates the value and operation of such practices. See more at www.hollywoodforest.com