Shelley Simpson, Copper SEM, 2022, risograph print
Keith Armstrong, Still from 'Common Thread', ISEA 2022

The Weathering Collective, Breakfast at Lake Madgwick (Community Event, 2020)

Dominic Redfern, The Beach at Skara Brae, 2017 Video Inst.

I am Phytoplankton, 2018. Kassandra Bossell

Swamphen #10 Journal Launch

Swamphen: Journal of Cultural Ecology has launched issue #10 “Beyond Human Scales”: it is available to read open access on on Open Journals

Conference Photos and Recordings

The 2023 ASLEC-ANZ Conference was a collaboration with ASAL at RMIT in Naarm. Click below for recordings of the keynotes and plenary sessions

2023 Bursary Winner

The recipient of the ASLEC-ANZ 2023 member ECR/PG bursary to support attendance to the conference was Dr Anastasia Murney. Dr Murney holds a PhD in art theory and works at the University of New South Wales on the unceded lands of the Bidjigal and Gadigal people. Her scholarship has been included in books published by Routledge as well as journals such as Third Text and Coils of the Serpent. She researches and writes on the intersections between anarchism, feminism, and speculative fiction in an era of environmental crisis. Anastasia is the Managing Editor of the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Art and a member of the Sydney Environment Institute.

ASLEC-ANZ is the Association for the Study of Literature, Environment & Culture Australia & New Zealand 

Our membership comprises writers, artists, cinematographers, and musicians and academics working across disciplines the environmental arts and humanities, including literary and cultural studies, art history and theory, history, science and technology studies, anthropology, queer, feminist and anti-colonial theory, philosophy and cultural geography.

At the start of 2022 we began a collective process to decolonise the organisation. This is a slow process. So far it has manifested as a new editorial policy for the journal Swamphen and feedback on submissions to conference that include Indigenous content but are by non-Indigenous scholars to let them know of our commitment to decolonising our methods.

ASLEC-ANZ is devoted to:

  • Fostering scholarly and creative work that explores the relationship between human cultures, natural history and planetary ecologies;
  • Sharing information and ideas about how the arts and humanities are responding to the global environmental crisis;
  • Encouraging discussion, publications and practices responding to environmental issues and natural history from diverse creative, critical and cultural perspectives; and
  • Promoting the role of critical arts scholarship and creative practice in the interdisciplinary field of the environmental humanities.

ASLEC-ANZ is affiliated with a worldwide network of similar associations, of which the first was founded in the USA in 1992 (, followed by Korea (ASLE-Korea), the UK & Ireland (ASLE UKI), Japan (ASLE), Europe (EASCLE), India (OSLE and ASLE) and Canada (ALECC).

ASLEC-ANZ welcomes your participation in our organisation. Join us.

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ASLEC-ANZ is a volunteer organisation designed to support a community of critical and creative environmental artists (including musicians, filmmakers & writers) and academics at all stages of their careers. It runs on the in kind and financial support of its members.

To become a member or renew your membership please, visit our Join Us page.

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