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aRtECYCLE is an exhibition of sculptures and installations using reclaimed materials

May 24, 2011 in Art, Calendar, Competition, Crafts, Exhibition, Melbourne+VIC, Mixed Media, Sustainable

May 5, 2011 to June 12, 2011

Exploring themes of environmentalism and sustainability. Inspired by the venues’ history and a non-acquisitive prize pool of $10,000, it attracts artists from all over Australia.

Incinerator Arts Complex, 180 Holmes Road, Moonee Ponds, Melbourne.

Floating Land – Water Culture – ten day creative festival

May 9, 2011 in Art, Brisbane+QLD, Calendar, Community, Festival, Indigenous, Multiple Disciplinary, Music, Performance, Performing arts, Theatre, Writing

May 25, 2011 to June 5, 2011

Presented as a ten-day event, Floating Land brings people from across the Asia Pacific including visual and performance artists, cultural practitioners, writers, and educators together with the communities of the Sunshine Coast.

Floating Land is an ongoing conversation about creativity, the environment and culture.

The 2011 theme, Water Culture, continues these conversations and acknowledges that those of the Asia Pacific region are facing the adverse consequences of climate change due to their dependence upon, and close relationship with, the oceans, rivers and waterways.

The venue this year is Boreen Point, Lake Cootharaba in the UNESCO -listed biosphere of Noosa, with satellite locations at Coolum and Bli Bli on the Sunshine Coast.

Progressive Media: Creating and Exhibiting Films for Social Activism

May 2, 2011 in Art, Calendar, Digital, Film, Forum, Melbourne+VIC, Social Media, Technology

May 21, 2011

This forum aims to create public awareness of progressive media’s role in helping people – be they filmmakers, activists or concerned pedestrians – document what they witness. It also highlights its affordability and accessibility as a tool for positive social activism.

Venue: ACMI, Australian Centre for the Moving Image. Free event with booking. More information

by Teresa

Invitation to symposium – ‘Hot Science, Global Citizens’: the agency of the museum sector in climate change interventions

April 29, 2011 in Art, Calendar, Forum, Sydney+NSW

May 5, 2011 to May 6, 2011

Sydney, Australia, Registrations now open – limited numbers!! Please visit

Climate change is an environmental, cultural and political phenomenon that is reshaping the way we think about ourselves, our societies and humanity’s place on Earth. Interdisciplinarity and creativity have become pivotal in how we co-construct and co-create out sustainable and social futures.

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The Human Rights Arts and Film Festival

April 27, 2011 in Adelaide+SA, Art, Brisbane+QLD, Calendar, Canberra+ACT, Darwin+NT, Festival, Film, Melbourne+VIC, Perth+WA, Sydney+NSW

May 12, 2011 to June 12, 2011

  • Melbourne – May 12 – 22
  • Canberra – May 26 – 29
  • Alice Springs – May 27 – 29
  • Brisbane – June 3 – 4
  • Sydney – Jun 3 – 5
  • Byron Bay – June 3 – 5
  • Adelaide – June 10 – 12
  • Perth – June 10 – 12

Check out HRAFF’s Awesome Program

Arts in Action Official Launch with Screening of Manufactured Landscapes @ the Donkey Wheel House

April 19, 2011 in Art, Calendar, Film, Melbourne+VIC, Photography, Screening, Sustainable

May 12, 2011

Arts in Action is a Melbourne based film screening initiative that presents local and international art and social documentary films which focus on creating social change, in particular the work of art and video activists, photo philanthropists, videographers, street, and other artists whose work makes a difference by challenging perceptions and raising awareness of social, health and environmental issues.

Arts in Action will officially launch with a screening of Manufactured Landscapes an award winning documentary film about the work of photographer and 2005 TED Prize winner Edward Burtynsky.

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