#ARTCOP21 A Different Tomorrow

In conjunction with Ikono TV ART SPEAKS OUT, I was invited to write a blogpost for a website I very much admire; ARTISTS AND CLIMATE CHANGE.

There is more than one way to look at the world, and scientists, like artists begin with questions, and both practices push the boundaries of knowledge and perception…

Read the post here.

December 5, 2015 at 6PM (CET) “Art Speaks Out” 24h Digital Event for the Environment



I’m thrilled to have two short works Bear and Drowning London included in ikonoTV’s official ArtCop21 event ART SPEAKS OUT, an on-air exhibition of international video works that reflect upon urgent global issues such as ecological devastation and climate change.

On the occasion of the UN Climate Conference COP21 in Paris, ikonoTV broadcasts its 24-hour special program Art Speaks Out worldwide, an on-air exhibition of international video works about environmental issues. The global event is part of ArtCop21, the official cultural program of the UN Climate Conference in Paris.

“ikonoTV is pleased to announce the participation of prominent international artists including Olafur Eliasson, AK Dolven, Janet Laurence, Su Rynard, Antti Laitinen, Ursula Biemann, Isabelle Hayeur and many more.”



As Soon As Weather Will Permit wins big at the Imagine Science Film Festival in New York

Screen Shot 2017-02-19 at 8.58.29 PMImagine Science Film Festival “After much deliberation by our Jury, the awards went to the following films:
Nature Scientific Merit Award – given to the film that best exemplifies science in narrative filmmaking in a compelling, credible, and inspiring manner.
 Runner Up: As Soon as Weather Will Permit, by Su Rynard.
Nature People’s Choice Award – given to the film that receives the most audience votes during the festival.
Winner: As Soon as Weather Will Permit

More info here: http://imaginesciencefilms.org/newyork/awards/

Imagine Science is a film festival that aims bridge the gap between art and science through film, thereby transforming the way science is communicated to the public and encouraging collaboration across disciplines. Together, scientists, who dedicate their lives to studying the world in which we live, and filmmakers, who interpret and expose this knowledge, can make science accessible and stimulating to the broadest possible audience. Imagine Science Films is committed to drawing attention to the sciences, whether it is through art or our community outreach efforts.

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The Messenger Documentary wins Awards

On October 1, in Jackson, Wyoming, THE MESSENGER was honored with a Best Conservation Program Award at the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festivals’ Grand Teton Awards Gala.  The Best Conservation Program Award is “Awarded to the program that most effectively contributes to an awareness of timely and relevant conservation issues and/or solutions.”  Finalists included Racing Extinction, and I Bought A Rainforest.

The film also received a Special Mention at CinemAmbiente Film Festival in Italy, and a Top Ten Audience Award at the Hot Docs Film Festival.

Jackson Hole winner laurels











The Messenger recently screened at the Bergen International Film Festival in Norway and Reykjavik International Film festival in Iceland.

Please read my blog posts Mountains, Fjords & Film and A Different Tomorrow!

You can watch The Messenger film trailer here:


Human Nature, University of Sask Art Galleries, Oct 9 – Dec 15 2015


Curated by Corinna Ghaznavi

Artists featured: Mary Anne Barkhouse (Minden), Panya Clark Espinal (Toronto), John Dickson (Toronto), Soheila Esfahani (Waterloo), FASTWÜRMS (Creemore), Martin Golland (Ottawa), Sherri Hay (Toronto), Kelly Jazvac (London), Gareth Lichty (Kitchener),  Gavin Lynch (Ottawa), Lisa Myers (Port Severn), David Ruben Piqtoukun (Sutton West), Su Rynard (Toronto), TH&B (Hamilton)

We live in a world indelibly marked by human presence. We have inherited the consequences of industrialization, capitalism, colonization and globalization. The excess material prosperity of the ‘first world’ now threatens the very survival of habitats and ecosystems, and human and non-human animals. Human Nature presents fourteen contemporary Ontario artists whose works look at the state of the natural world and our impact on it.

Playing on the idea of human nature as a force that exploits and innovates, creates and destroys, the artists in the exhibition explore a range of critical issues such as water scarcity, endangered habitats, waste and sustainability, post-industrialization, colonization, and the link between global warming and extreme weather. Taken together, the works of these artists reflect on human constructions and the complex interconnections between nature, culture, and technology. Human Nature critiques and explores our collective past and our fragile present, while pointing to alternative ways of envisioning the future.

For more information click here.

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