Melbourne Sustainability Drinks: July 7th 2010

July 7, 2010

Melbourne Sustainability Drinks‘ July guest speaker is Kelly O’Shanassy from Environment Victoria. This event provides an opportunity to meet other people interested in creating a more sustainable world, exchange ideas and hear different perspectives about the social and environmental challenges we face.
Please RSVP here.

Call for textile, clothing & footwear businesses to apply for $35M in funding

June 18, 2010 to August 6, 2010

The Rudd Government’s ‘Strategic Capability Program‘ is calling for applications for matching grants starting from $250,000 from businesses in the TCF industry that wish to improve their ‘innovation, collaboration, market access, business improvement, skills development, environmental sustainability and ethical practices.’
Consortiums led by TCF businesses or TCF industry bodies are also encouraged to apply.
Applications close on 6 August 2010.

Think your art can change the world? Start the Art Riot!

June 18, 2010 to October 3, 2010

Celebrating the power of art to create radical social change, the team at artRiot are beginning to build a community of artists who are inspired to evoke change. There will be no nice florals, tepid landscapes or wallpaper portraits. ArtRiot wants their upcoming exhibition to be as memorable as the night the riot started!
Expressions of interest are now open for an interactive, multidisciplinary exhibition at the TAP Gallery in Sydney, 20 September – 3 October 2010.

State of Design – Cindy-Lee Davies: Tis Knot Exhibition

July 5, 2010 to August 1, 2010 July 5, 2010 to August 1, 2010

Davies, the designer behind Melbourne-based design house ‘Lightly‘, utilises post-consumer waste (car tyres & rubber) in juxtaposition with traditional techniques (macramé and crochet) as research materials to produce an innovative collection of occasional seating and domestic objects. The project presents a unique combination of high end product design and large scale recycling in collaboration with Australian manufacturers.
These pieces exploit both material and pop cultural references to highlight awareness of the larger environmental issues at play in the creation and disposal of lifestyle consumer goods.