Bonnie McArthur is an emerging fine artist, musician, film-maker and ECO-VILLAGE / Intentional Community RESEARCHER. Born in Canberra, Australia, McArthur graduated in 2013 from The Australian National University, majoring in Painting and Film and has since exhibited her paintings across Australia in both group and solo shows.
PASSIONATE ABOUT PROMOTING, DEVELOPING AND CONNECTING EXISTING SELF-SUSTAINING INTENTIONAL COOPERATIVE LIVING MODELS THAT PRESERVE OUR GLOBAL NATURAL ENVIRONMENT; INHIBIT THE DECLINE OF NON-RENEWABLE RESOURCES; LIBERATE MAN FROM CONVENIENCE AGE DEPENDENCY AND PRIORITISE OCCUPATIONAL CHOICES AND PERSONAL FULFILMENT, MCARTHUR WORKS TOWARDS DEVELOPING LIFESTYLE OPTIONS WHOSE METHODS STAND IN CONTRAST TO THE HAZARDS POSED BY OUR MODERN FOOTPRINT, PROVIDING AN ALTERNATIVE, EVIDENCE-BASED LIFESTYLE OPTION SHOWN THROUGH THE WINDOW OF FILM AND MEDIA.
'The necessaries of life for man in this climate may, accurately enough, be distributed under the several heads of Food, Shelter, Clothing, and Fuel; for not 'til we have secured these are we prepared to entertain the true problems of life with freedom and a prospect of success.
But when a man is warmed what does he want next? Surely not more warmth of the same kind, as more and richer food, larger and more splendid houses, finer and more abundant clothing, more numerous, incessant, and hotter fires, and the like.
When he has obtained those things which are necessary to life, there is another alternative than to obtain the superfluities; and that is, to adventure on life now, his vacation from humbler toil having commenced.'