60,000 Artist


The Arid Lands Environment Centre (ALEC) and Watch This Space (WTS) are joining forces to present a collaborative exhibition, 60,000 Artists, for World Environment Day 2017

to create and donate an artwork that responds to the article: Why Climate Change Needs 60,000 Artists . This article suggests that artists are an integral component of communicating the implications of climate change more effectively to the broader community

We are asking artists of all mediums to contribute to this collaborative exhibition; painters, photographers, sculptors, woodworkers, textile artists, poets, musicians, performance and multi media artists.

Artists can choose to keep a percentage of the sale profits or generously donate all proceeds to ALEC and WTS.

The deadline for applications to exhibit is Monday 24th April. Even if you don’t have all the details of the piece we still need to receive an application form with your idea.

Download PDF Application form or Word Doc Application form

About the organisations
The Arid Lands Environment Centre and Watch This Space (WTS) are valued long-standing local community organisations. All proceeds from sales of artworks and the fundraising event will be split to support the work of both organisations.

The Arid Lands Environment Centre (ALEC) is Central Australia’s community environment organisation. For more than 36 years, ALEC has been a strong and trusted voice for the conservation and responsible management of the land, water and natural resources of Central Australia.

As the only contemporary experimental art space in Central Australia, Watch This Space has played a critical role in the creative ecology of Alice Springs for the past 24 years. It supports local, national and international artists, both emerging and established.

ALEC and WTS are membership based organisations and are in constant need of fundraising to continue our work. Please support ALEC and WTS by contributing to this exhibition.

“Humanity will never be able to defeat a threat it cannot perceive.”



5pm, Friday 2nd June


30 May - 3 June, 2017