Green Tease

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Green Tease is an ongoing informal events programme connecting cultural practices and environmental sustainability across Scotland.

Since 2013 Green Tease has offered a platform for those interested in building links between the arts and sustainability through the exchange of ideas, knowledge and practices. The majority of our Green Tease events are free to attend with a cup of tea and biscuits provided!

Green Tease Open Call

In May 2016 we launched the Green Tease Open Call: a funded opportunity for artists, cultural and environmental sustainability organisations to shape and contribute to the ongoing event series.

Find out more and submit an event proposal

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Green Tease events archive

2018

March: Embedded Artist Projects – Sharing Event with North Edinburgh Arts, Chris Fremantle and students from the University of Edinburgh

March: Ecological Theatre Making – Mona Kastell Artist Talk & Discussion

March: Everything I bought in a year and how it made me feel: Performance & Discussion with performance poet Harry Giles and Aberdeen Performing Arts

March: The Same Hillside Debate with video artist John Wallace, climate scientist Prof. Pete Smith and The Barn

March: Edinburgh’s Shoreline with the Edinburgh’s Shoreline Project and Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh

2017

In March 2017 we invited a range of sustainability and arts practitioners to contribute to a season of Events in response to our culture/SHIFT project, exploring how the arts can contribute to a more sustainable Scotland. Events took place across four cities:

April: Firedamp: Revisiting the Flood Exhibition Discussion with artist Sean Caulfield, Professor Emily Brady & Edinburgh Printmakers

June: This Show is Rubbish – performance and Q&A with Aberdeen Performing Arts Green Youth Theatre Showcase

July: Edge Effects: Frontiers in Retreat talk and discussion with Scottish Sculpture Workshop

August: Artists Reflect on Climate Change with An Talla Solais Gallery, Ullapool

September: Gathering Forces – Working Together for Change with choreographer Claire Pençak and the Hawick Community Energy Group Ltd with theatre maker Alice Mary Cooper

October: Acting for a Sustainable City with theatre-maker Alice Mary Cooper

November: Connecting Arts & Sustainability in the Cairngorms with RSPB Scotland

November: A Culture Strategy for Scotland – Culture & Climate Change

November: More Films about Food and Farming. And Water…with Aconite Productions and Creative Scotland

November: Environmental & Green Issues Pitch with BBC The Social

December: Adapting our Cities with René Sommer Lindsay, Project Manager for City of Copenhagen’s Climate Change Adaptation plan, and Leonie Alexander, Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh

2016

February: James Winnett Artist Talk: Sustainable Glasgow Artist Residency

February: Cultural Practices and Making Sustainable Cities

March: The Museum of Climate Futures with artists Jo Hodges and Robbie Coleman

April: Open Jar Collective: Soil City at Glasgow International Festival

April: Sustainability in Song with Jo Mango

May: Music Festivals & Climate Change with Dr Matt Brennan

May: First Aberdeen Green Tease

June: Arts & Sustainability Networking Drinks

July: Network Mapping with Dr Larissa Pschetz

August: Creative Solutions to Temporary Sites with Nat Taylor & North Edinburgh Arts

September: Lost Islands & Other Works Exhibition Tour

October: Iceland’s Landscapes: Science & Art with Dr Anthony Newton & Ellis O’Connor

November: Green Tease with Take One Action Film Festival Inverness

December: Heating Up: A Year of Climate Action (Edinburgh & Glasgow)

2015

January: Art and Urban Ecology with Harry Giles

Feburary: Art+Culture+Food with the Dinner Lab

April: ArtCOP Scotland: Launch and Open Call

May: Edinburgh Palette – Greening Practices & Niroshini Thambar’s Mull Artist Residency Reflections

May: Penny Anderson and Melanie Kloetzel

June: UNFIX Festival led by Paul Michael Henry

July: Pecha Kucha: Proposals for ArtCOP Scotland

August: Systems Breakdown with Rachel Duckhouse, artist-in-residence, GoMA (2014/15)

August: Ecology & Theatre-Making with Eco-Drama

September: A Space for Art with architects Dress for the Weather

September: Green Spaces Barge Tour with Edinburgh & Lothian Greenspace Trust

October: The Paris Climate Summit (COP21): What to expect and where the arts fit in

2014

January: The Artist as a Researcher with Ellie Harrison, Rachel Duckhouse and Katie Bruce at GoMA

May: Cultural Leadership with  Sholeh Johnston of Julie’s Bicycle at Govanhill Baths

June: Sustainability and Waterways with Nic Green and Catherine Lee at the Pearce Institute

June: Incompleteness for Creative Ecological Thinking with Sarah Hopfinger and Imaginate 

July: Scandalous Walking Tour with The World Development Movement in Edinburgh’s financial district

August: Best Green Practice with Artists Using Resources in the Community Sustainability Group (ARC) at Glasgow School of Art

August: Reuse and Recycle Days at Fringe Central with Eco Drama

September: Paper Kiln Making and Found Materials with Teena Gould at Glasgow Sculpture Studios

September: Social Sustainability with Rob Hoon at Out Of The Blue

October: Community Growing at North Edinburgh Arts

November: Guddling About with Minty Donald and Nick Millar

December: Ailie Rutherford Artist Talk: Artist in Residence at Govanhill Baths

2013

December: Fi Scott on Make Works and local manufacturing

How to get involved

Please email gemma.lawrence@creativecarbonscotland.com to be added to the Green Tease events mailing list.

Follow our News page for our most recent blogs on Green Tease and see our Events page for details on our next Green Tease.

You can also join the Edinburgh Green Tease Facebook group here.


Image: Green Tease workshop with Open Jar Collective, Glasgow International (2016)

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A project initiated by Edinburgh’s Festivals with key partners the Federation of Scottish Theatre and Scottish Contemporary Art Network

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