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The people behind bindarri are putting all their energy into a new organisation called actionskills.org

Bindarri was designed to promote people using creativity to make a better world and to encourage others to join them. Our new organisation is moving one step further to organise and facilitate events and to build a community to share skills and resources. Come and get involved.

Our first post was published on May 6th, 2009 and our last one was on July 15th, 2013



bindarri magazine


Monkey Marc

Monkey Marc

A solo music producer who is also a member of Labrats and Combat Wombat. Bindarri caught up with Marc to ask a few questions. (VIDEO)

Damion Hunter – Jandamarra

Damion Hunter – Jandamarra

The theater production of Jandamarra, a legendary indigenous warrior who led one of Australia’s longest campaigns to defend Aboriginal country.

Alicia Liley

Alicia Liley

Alicia bright and bubbly, full of life and going places was driving down the very busy Calder Highway with three friends, after a busy day holding a drama workshop for kids in the country, when BANG! The right rear tyre blew out and WACK into a big old, unsuspecting tree.

And the nightmare began. Her photogenic […]

Sustainability the way forward for local retailers as we brace for international invasion

Sustainability the way forward for local retailers as we brace for international invasion

by Lara McPherson 04/05/2011
Last week saw yet another international fashion giant moving in on local territory with the launch of the first Zara flagship store at Westfield Sydney.
While homegrown retailers may be fearing the worst, it appears its not over yet. Increased market pressure will soon be multiplied, with increasing consumer demand for products and […]

Door Henge – Fest La Frog Art Project

Door Henge – Fest La Frog Art Project

Fest la Frog is a showcase of sustainable organic music and art which was held at Melbourne’s CERES Environment Park on Saturday 9 April 2011.
As part of the Arts, Bindarri and here studio curated an installation called ‘Door Henge’. Twelve artists decorated eight doors which were mounted to form a door henge, until the rain […]

Urban Reforestation Docklands Garden

Urban Reforestation Docklands Garden

From above, the Docklands Community Garden looks like a small dot of green space amongst a vast volume of inner urban grey. It is a thriving little community of residents and volunteers who have turned land that was earmarked for [yet another] fast food outlet, into a haven of inner-city vegetation.

But the community now risks […]

Gunns 20 Freedom to Speak A Corporate Unmasking

Gunns 20 Freedom to Speak A Corporate Unmasking

seven thousand oaks sustainable arts festival

seven thousand oaks sustainable arts festival

An inspiring and captivating new festival celebrating the work of artists engaging with sustainability and the environment.

Mark Ogge

Mark Ogge

Robbie McEwan Fim Maker

Robbie McEwan Fim Maker

A talented and razor-sharp director producing fun and meaningful short films

Phil Bourne – Cohousing Australia

Phil Bourne – Cohousing Australia

MODERN cities are facing increasing challenges around social isolation, population growth, housing shortages and resource distribution impacted by climate change, but Cohousing Australia’s Phil Bourne believes intentional communities could be an avenue for changing lifestyles to adapt to these challenges.
Phil is the first to admit living the cohousing dream is not without its difficulties. Sharing […]

Eco Innovators Showcase

Eco Innovators Showcase

An old newsstand pillar right in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD opened its doors as a revamped showcase of innovative ecoproducts.

webellion

webellion

Melbourne based studio that creates websites for organisations and individuals working towards environmental and social justice.

David Berman – How Can Graphic Design Help Save the Planet

David Berman – How Can Graphic Design Help Save the Planet

speaks on how can graphic design help save the planet. Designers can choose to save the world, and suggests that designers take a pledge.

weld forest tasmania art exhibition

weld forest tasmania art exhibition

A collaborative exhibition of works inspired by the wild Weld Valley in Southern Tasmania. A fundraiser for the campaign to protect the Lower Weld Valley from industrial logging.

Eco Luxe Fashion Expose

Eco Luxe Fashion Expose

Australia’s best Eco-loving labels and designers on show for Melbourne’s fashionistas

Andy Polaine – How Can Graphic Design Help Save the Planet

Andy Polaine – How Can Graphic Design Help Save the Planet

speaks on how can graphic design help save the planet. We need to reframe the question and think about what power we have to help save the world.

TerraChoice – Scott McDougall

TerraChoice – Scott McDougall

I am struck by the energy and sense of optimism in the Australian ‘green” business community. There is a feeling of momentum in Australia that is quite unique.

ENVI – Carbon Neutral Paper – Greenwash

ENVI – Carbon Neutral Paper – Greenwash

Australia’s first carbon neutral paper includes includes pulp from Australia’s native forests, including the worlds most carbon dense forests and water catchments.

Future Canvas

Future Canvas

Future Canvas seeks to bring about environmental sustainability and social connectedness through supporting, developing, and implementing a diverse range of projects.

van thanh rudd

van thanh rudd

I also became inspired by movements of art and social change where an artist become a responsible, active player in pushing for real grassroots democracy all over the globe.

Rachael Cassar Couture Design

Rachael Cassar Couture Design

The challenge of using recycled fabric’s forces me to problem solve, and from problem solving comes ideas that would never have been made otherwise.

Design Victoria Sustainability

Design Victoria Sustainability

Design Victoria has been doing great work in the community to promote sustainable design in Victoria so we asked Michele Azzopard, the Director of Design Victoria some questions…

Button Tree Melbourne

Button Tree Melbourne

Annemarie Blades is the artist designer behind Button Tree. This cute and quirky woman’s label is based on making contemporary
designs from vintage fabric, recycled books and found objects mixed in with lots of imagination and love.

SLF Makers Market

SLF Makers Market

The creatives and their amazing work who contributed to the Sustainable Living Festival

Rodney Dekker Photography

Rodney Dekker Photography

My passion as a documentary photographer is to photograph stories that communicate a social or environmental message and from this I hope to inspire change.