During the past year, with the COVID-19 pandemic and the social distancing rules interfering with holding physical art shows, bird art artist Fatma Kadir participated in six digital art shows — 4 group shows, as well as 2 solo art shows. These art shows were registered digital events for UN’s World Environment, Oceans and Desertification, Clean Air for Blue Skies days as well as London Climate Action Week and were published by the world’s first climate change museum, The Jockey Club Museum of Climate Change, Hong Kong, Climate Museum UK, as well as more than 190 other museums in more than 40 countries around the world.
Birds are important plant pollinators and seed dispersers. Improving air pollution and pollinator habitats is important to avoid a climate change apocalypse. If a transformative change in the global approach to dealing with climate change and biodiversity loss is not adopted, future pandemics will emerge more often, spread more rapidly, do more damage to the world economy and kill more people than COVID-19, warns a report from Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) by 22 leading experts from around the world.
“The Covid-19 pandemic has once again shown us the fundamental importance of ecosystems and biodiversity for our health and economic and social stability,” Germany’s Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety Svenja Schulze said. “Saving biodiversity and global nature conservation is a key to preventing new infectious diseases. As President of the European Council, I am pleased that today we reached unanimous agreement on stepping up our efforts to address biodiversity loss,” she added.
19 of Fatma’s paintings have been acknowledged in 5 international art competitions this year. Her painting, titled Ravens-Four Seasons, won first prize at the nature art competition at Connemara National Park – Páirc Náisiúnta Chonamara, in Ireland, and was selected at Defccofficial’s International World Environment Day Art Contest. Her diverse Bird Art (16 including Ravens-Four Seasons), included in her two digital solo art shows and group show “Atelier Teymur Rzayev First Digital Climate Change Art Show”, were selected and distributed via social media by the Biodiversity Department of the Department of Culture, Heritage and Gaeltacht of Ireland, on Biodiversity Day (May 22, 2020). Her painting titled “Desolate Tree” which is part of her group art show “Clean Air for Blue Skies”, won the Renaissance Award in The First International Online Art Contest – by Creative Canvas– India, Australia. And her two flamingo paintings were selected for exhibition at the Portakal Cicegi project.
Fatma’s digital art shows (1 thorugh 4) will be on display during London Climate Action Week Nov 14 – 20.
Solo Digital Art Shows
1. Bird Watching , Pinelo Art Gallery, London Climate Action Week Digital Event
2. Bird Watching 2, Pinelo Art Gallery, London Climate Action Week Digital Event
Group Digital Art Shows
3. Atelier Teymur Rzayev First Digital Climate Change Art Show, Pinelo Art Gallery, London Climate Action Week Digital Event
4. Clean Air for Blue Skies, Pinelo Art Gallery, London Climate Action Week Digital Event
5. Portakal Cicegi Project for Orphans of COVID-19 Healthcare Professionals, Port Art Gallery: https://www.portart.org/tr/sanatcilar/fatma-kadir_886
6. First International Online Art Contest and Exhibition by Creative Canvas: https://www.instagram.com/creativecanvas86/