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Nineteen artworks in a variety of mediums ranging from paintings and photography to sculpture, ceramics, and jewellery will go under the hammer. Photo supplied.

Is the climate, the future, and life on earth important to you?

The Climate Council Australia came into existence following the 2013 election of the Abbot governments who, as one of its first acts in government, abolished the Climate Council. But the Australian people we’re more resilient than that and quickly reinvented the Climate Council as a crowdfunded non-profit entity (and now a registered charity) and the Climate Council today has broad-based public support and political independence.

Australia’s are again being called upon to support the Climate Council through an online Art Auction fundraiser being put on, on their behalf, by Barry Firth and is taking place on Friday, 26 June from 6pm.

Event organiser Barry Firth is a retired Biotech scientist. Photo supplied.

‘People are invited to register and bid for top quality locally made art, contributed by artists in the Byron and Tweed Shires. Funds raised by the art auction will be used to support the Climate Council’s ongoing research and publications, said event organiser Barry Firth who is a retired Biotech scientist.

Nineteen artworks in a variety of mediums ranging from paintings and photography to sculpture, ceramics, and jewellery will go under the hammer. The common theme uniting the work is the artists’ perspectives on the natural environment.

Byron artists include Richard Jones, Jay Pearse, and Suvira McDonald. Tweed Shire artists Marion Douglas, Rob Olver, and Marta Spear along with many others.

‘I’m fundraising on behalf of the Climate Council because I admire their work,’ said Barry.

‘Right now, the Climate Council are at the forefront of research and publications about the things that concern us most; rebooting the economy through climate action, and dealing with extreme weather events such as the 2019-20 bushfires.’

You will be able to join using your computer, tablet or smart phone and video materials featuring the Climate Council will be available to participants during the on-line session.

‘I’ll be your online host, and real estate agent, Michael Spicer, also known from Murwillumbah Toastmasters and ‘Poets Out Loud’, will be the auctioneer,’ said Barry.

View the catalogue at Artists for Climate and to take part contact Barry via email: [email protected] or phone 0468 576 634.

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  1. Rebooting the Economy through Climate Action
    Could you please give a example?
    Maybe the Climate Council could help out
    The Byron Shire council due to the fact they declared a Climate emergency, clearly did not even look up the Meaning of the word before the Declaration !!


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