World Environment Day 2010

Art, Culture & Environment on World Environment Day 2010

The aim of
Web Art Garden is to enable a wide range of movement-based, artistic, cultural and environmental activities to take place at different locations around the world on 5th June 2010, marking World Environment Day.

Web Art Garden was conceived by Suprapto Suryodarmo and originally developed by Sandra Reeve and colleagues of theirs. So its roots are in non-stylised movement and in dance. But
Web Art Garden events may take any movement-based form, including:

Performance, theatre, ritual, exhibition, singing, presentation, installation, poetry, writing, lecture, meditation and prayer, discussion, video, photography, film.

Web Art Garden is open to individuals, groups, organizations and institutions alike. Each participant or group of participants will create an event in their region, which reflects their approach to nature and creativity/environmental art/ecology and culture.

Events can last for a few minutes or the whole day (or longer), on or around June 5th 2010

Be welcome:

  • If you want to attend, participate in or contribute to any event listed here, or create a new event for World Environment Day 2010, please contact the event administrator (details in the relevant listing on the Events Page) or e-mail us.

Afterwards, send us any documentation of your project so that we can post it on the website as a testimony to the day’s activities. Text, blogs and images (still or video) are all welcome, but do contact us first if you’re thinking of submitting large or complex files so we can discuss formats.Whatever happens, happens because we created it.

“Development efforts often fail because the importance of the human factor - that complex web of relationships and beliefs, values and motivations, which lie at the very heart of a culture - has been underestimated in many development projects.”

“Creativity requires an environment that encourages self-expression and exploration. Support to emerging or experimental art form should be considered as an investment in social research, creativity and human development, rather than as a mere subsidy to consumption.”

(Rethinking Cultural Policy - Our Creative Diversity). UNESCO