Our collective

We approach our energy system through creativity, and we work to make beautiful things that also give us green energy acting as a celebration and an antidote to fear and anxiety about the future.

our people

 We are a group of artists, makers, technologists, academics and others who collaborate, share learning and forward the aesthetics of energy generation technology. 

Chloe Uden founded Art and Energy in January 2018, and she was joined by her long-time collaborator Naomi Wright in February 2018. Art and Energy CIC was then incorporated as a not for profit in January 2019.

Our collective is quite small and membership is informal, the way we share our learning and support eachother is ad hoc.

We work in close partnership with The University of Exeter, The Fab Lab in Plymouth and LaserCutz in Honiton.

Naomi Wright and Chloe Uden Photo by Matt Austin

our purpose

We bring people together to develop artistic responses to the climate emergency to help people engage creatively with the huge changes we experience with our energy system.

Our projects advance knowledge and help participants and audiences feel excited and connected with energy, help them learn new skills, spend time thinking about energy and sharing great ideas for their communities. 

We want to create a rich and positive ecology for the changes that are necessary in our energy system, supporting a lower carbon future

our vision

We want to live in a world where creativity and craft delivers meaning and improves the well-being of people and the planet. 

our mission

None of us has all the answers, but by working together we are:

  • Supporting eachother to share learning and produce great new artworks
  • Collaborating with partners to research and understand the capabilities and aesthetic versatility of solar PV technology
  • Developing and providing learning programmes for artists and designers to help them use solar PV as an arts material
  • Piloting installations

our impact in 2018

As a not-for-profit community interest company, we set out to deliver benefits for our communities and the planet.  Although we’ve only been active for a year we have still made an impact.

Here is a review of our work in 2018.