Web Art Garden 2020
WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY, June 5th, 2020
Web Art Garden (WAG) Invitation to Collaborate for A United Nations Day and a vital platform for action every year since 1974 encouraging worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment.
The 2020 theme is BIODIVERSITY
Learn how all living things on Earth are connected in the web of life and how we can act #ForNature #worldenvironmentday
Web Art Garden conceived in 1997 by Suprapto Suryodarmo of Java, Indonesia, initially facilitated in 1999 by Sandra Reeve, encourages annual participation in 5 June World Environment Day through the creation of artistic events
You are invited to create a 2020 event in your region reflecting your approach to nature, art, culture and environment and to email images and writing after your event for inclusion on the Web Art Garden website to firstname.lastname@example.org
With best wishes
Helen Edwards and Keith Miller
Web Art Garden (WAG) is an umbrella organisation for events that link culture, art and environment and seeks to connect practitioners from different backgrounds. WAG aims to encourage understanding of one's own culture and ecology and facilitate healthy and confident collaboration between cultures. WAG has its roots in non-stylised movement and dance and was founded by Suprapto Suryodarmo and Sandra Reeve in 1999.
Web Art Garden – an idea *
by Suprapto Suryodarmo
“Garden is the right place as it already has the qualities of human, nature and Life, and can give space and time so that all the diversity of cultures in the world can speak without pressure by their creation as a being. East, West, South and North can meet in the circulation of the garden without pushing or pressurising each other to lead or to follow.
This meeting in the contemplation, freshness, joy and healing of the garden can make it easier for us to find the dialogue to support each other, in our modern and traditional cultures in their development, with the value of diversity in unity.
Garden has the quality of democracy;
basically, all generations are comfortable in the garden.
We can speak as who we are, without losing nature as a being and without losing our sense of religiosity. So, I wish that we can create Web Art Garden in this world.”
*First published in 1997 for ACE: Art Culture Environment initiative for annual cultural events around the world on the 5th June World Environment Day. First Facilitator Sandra Reeve.
After each event we collect and publish photos, video and written reflections from these events. See the sidebar for a record of previous events. Images and writing from 2018 can be found below.
To get an idea of previous Web Art Garden events, please visit the WebArtGarden archive page
The theme of World Environment Day for 2020 is Biodiversity. Read more at the UN's World Environment Day website.