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 collective of artists trying to find a way to use our skills to respond to the climate emergency. 

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.

We are a small team, and 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

New energy infrastructure is changing the places we live and many people don’t like the look of it. We think that we can change that, creating installations that people want to live with.

We nurture imaginative responses to energy systems and inspire people to consider renewable energy


our vision

Our vision is for city regions to have beautiful green technology that generates energy and also represents the unique culture of the place.

We want to see designers working with solar PV to enhance our spaces with sustainable energy installations that local people want to live with.

our mission

This is a complex change and we plan to do this through:

  • Working 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
  • Making artworks and
  • 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.