Guest speaker Jo Chalkblack (Social Practice Artist and Creative Producer) speaking at Art, Craft, Sustainability and the Local March event at St Anne's House

Art, Craft, Sustainability and the Local

Issues, Opportunities, and Challenges.

Wednesday 08 March, 6pm – 8.30pm

This event explored the sustainability-related experiences, potentials, opportunities, and the challenges associated with making in the art and craft sectors. How might art and craft-making positively contribute to a sustainable present and future?

This public seminar brought together academics, practitioners, organisations, policy makers, and the interested public to consider important questions around how might we upscale the art and craft sectors to further realise their sustainability potential.

In partnership with UWE Bristol.


  • Dr. Jon Mulholland (Associate Professor in Sociology, UWE Bristol) – Key Issues of Sustainability in the Context of Art, Craft and the Local.
  • Jack Gibbon (BRICKS) – Sustaining the Civic Role of Art: Opportunities and Challenges – the BRICKS Experience
  • Jo Chalkblack – (Social Practice Artist and Creative Producer) – Connected Futures: What Makes Space a Place?
  • Ani Stafford-Townsend (Milliner and Green Party Councillor) – Making Craft Sustainable

Contact with any questions: Jon Mulholland (

Download the report

 Art, Craft, Sustainability and the Local: Issues, Opportunities and Challenges 

 In partnership with BRICKS and in conjunction with Sustainable Futures: Society and Environment in an Age of Crisis (UZSY6W-30-3), Social Science in the City, and Social Science Research Group. Funded by the School of Social Sciences, UWE Bristol