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Arts, the environment & sustainability

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Following on from Nuala's inspiring post about taking an environmentally friendly approach to photography, I thought I'd comment from a painting perspective. BTW I'm a Level One Painting student (first module, 'Drawing for Painting').

I'm trying to minimise the damage I do to the environment through my drawing and painting, whether that's connected with the materials I buy, the ways I dispose of paint or chemicals, or the ways I recycle materials. (Incidentally, having a septic tank at home concentrates the mind!)

If anyone has come across collated advice from practising artists, or websites or books for painters wanting to be as eco-friendly as possible, I'm very interested. So far, following a quick Google search, I've found the following:

Maybe something already exists through the OCA/OCASA's resources?


Nuala Mahon


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