About us

Who are we?

 

EcoArt is an ecologically focused charitable organisation founded by a group of artists and activists with shared values: a deep connection with creativity and our environment; a shared love of art, our planet, adventure; and a belief that we can make a difference.

 

We believe that the environmental crisis is a matter of justice for the biosphere as well as a matter of social justice for its inhabitants. No part of the environment is unaffected by us, its inhabitants, and no part of us unaffected by our environment. Responsibility for change belongs to us all, we all need to act.

 

We hope to involve you with art and creative pursuits that are a positive response to over-consumption, pollution and waste. We’re embracing ART to help us transition to environmental sustainability.

Our team

Stuart Hall

Mark Zygadlo

Chair & Trustee

Stuart became an environmental activist in the late 1980s. Wanting to say "yes" as well as "no", he joined the nascent wind energy industry in 1991 believing in its ability to effect positive environmental and social change.

In 1995 he established a popular renewable energy consultancy.

Stuart now helps steer EcoArt  

Trustee

Mark is an artist and writer living in rural Dumfries & Galloway. His recent kinetic works include WhiteMill and WaterOrgan, machines which engage with the natural elements. He has become increasingly committed to the environmental cause. Mark brings a wide experience of collaborative creative projects with high social impact

Jo Hodges

Robbie Coleman

Trustee

Robbie  is a public artist and designer based in Dumfries and Galloway. He has worked on local, national and international projects with a variety of media including live art, sculpture, installation, theatre and film and has project managed large-scale arts projects. He's Co-curator of the Environmental Arts Festival Scotland (EAFS) and Co-curator of Sanctuary Lab 

Creative Director D-LUX Festival of Light

Treasurer & Trustee

Jo is a public artist with a background in Human Ecology, community development and social justice. Her diverse practice explores relationships, systems and change. Her work is led by an interest in process, public engagement, cross-disciplinary collaboration and the role of art in social and ecological change. She’s Co-Curator to Sanctuary Lab an art event exploring environment, technology and place in the Galloway Forest dark Skies Park

Rose Petal Hall

Chief Executive & Trustee

Rose uses her bountiful creative talents to develop and deliver our programme of creative workshops. She’s trained thousands of people to make small differences in their lives. She’s worked with government agencies, non-profits, schools, colleges and corporate business. Previously a co-founder Upcycled World CIC, Rose has many years of upcycling experience