In 2018 Jill Chism, also an environmental artist, launched Call of the Running Tide a biennial ephemeral sculpture event focusing on environmental issues in the Douglas shire, Far North Queensland, Australia.
With the involvement of local artists and environmental groups the biennial environmental art event will act as a catalyst to increase public awareness of both local and global environmental issues.
Following the formation of an administrative group for Call of the Running Tide, a two-day workshop was held in October 2018. This was followed up with a half-day workshop for participants and additional artists at the end of November 2018. The participant feedback from these sessions and the commitment of local professional and emerging artists has given momentum and support for the planned biennial event. This new environmental platform has the support of Douglas Shire Council and Arts Queensland.
In addition, Chism is currently developing a new body of work in her Oak Beach Studio. Merging digital art and assemblage with painting and drawing the work will be exhibited in the near future.