Chloe Uden & Naomi Wright (The Art and Energy Collective)
‘Dawn Breaks’, 2019 Solar panel artwork, 60 x 60 cm
Chloe Uden is the founder of Art and Energy. She is an artist who has been working in the sustainable energy sector
at Regen for 13 years where she set up and ran a pioneering Art and Energy programme which produced a community
musical, a book of poetry called ‘The Element in the Room’, workshops, exhibitions, A festival called Relight my Fire, a
blog called power-culture.com and an international summit for art and energy artists. Chloe is an experienced puppeteer
and puppet-maker, theatre maker, illustrator and now solar panel artist.
The Art and Energy CIC was founded by Chloe Uden and Naomi Wright in January 2018. We are a collective of artists and makers based in Devon trying to find a way to use our skills to respond to the climate emergency. We approach our energy systems through; curiosity, aesthetic, play, craft and instinct driven research absorbing and enjoyable sharing activities and workshops making new artworks that celebrate special places, stimulate change and provide power for the future In collaboration with partners including The University of Exeter, the Fab Lab at Plymouth College of Art and The RSA; we have pioneered and tested a variety of ways to use solar photovoltaics as a material for crafting artworks that generate electricity and these are now in an exhibition which is currently touring the UK.
Social Media: @ChloeUden @art_and_energy