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Green Screen – Climate Fix Flicks

January 25, 2012 in Art, Calendar, Call Out, Campaigning, Competition, Digital, Film, National

November 24, 2011 11:00 pm to February 10, 2012 11:00 pm November 24, 2011 11:00 pm to February 10, 2012 11:00 pm November 24, 2011 11:00 pm to February 10, 2012 11:00 pm

Green Screen are seeking film submissions of between 30 seconds and 5 minutes that effectively communicate positive messages about a zero or low carbon, clean energy future. You may choose any genre or style that you like and we encourage participants to push creative boundaries and think outside the square. Green Screen: Climate Fix Flicks is open to everyone and the winning entry receives $5000. Submission DEADLINE is Friday 10 February 2012. Download the flyer and spread the word!

NEW PRIZES ADDED! Green Screen has added a further $5000 worth of cash prizes as well as an exclusive gold class cinema event for you and 30 of your friends. Find out more on our Prizes page.

ARBOREAL

December 6, 2011 in Art, Calendar, Exhibition, Installation, Mixed Media, Photography, Print, Sydney+NSW

October 26, 2011 1:00 am to December 15, 2011 1:00 am

Fred Williams (1927-1982)
Trees, 1963, oil on board,
Macquarie University Collection
Copyright estate of Fred Williams
Photography Effy Alexakis, Photowrite

26 October – 15 December 2011

 

Arboreal explores the way trees are more than just biochemical entities but living cultures within their own right and capable of collecting narratives of historical and contemporary importance. The exhibition designed as vignettes, will incorporate the indoor museum space with that of the outdoor Arboretum museum to engage viewers with the different ways we understand and interact with nature

Taking a social history view of art, tree narratives, which have touched diverse and connected themes of exploration, colonialism, exploitation, environmental degradation and indigenous sacred sites and knowledge, are of vital importance to our current understanding of the environmental crisis we now all face.

Macquarie University Art Gallery
Building E11AMacquarie University
NSW 2109

James Newitt To Catch a Tiger

December 2, 2011 in Art, Calendar, Employment, Hobart+TAS, Motion

November 4, 2011 1:00 am to March 12, 2012 1:00 am

Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) November 4 to March 12 Tasmania

The third and final exhibition in TMAG’s Star/Dust series of contemporary art installations, Newitt’s To Catch a Tiger is part museum display, part public archive and part film set. The installation explores both the historical evidence and our collective memory of the Tasmanian Tiger through performances, images, objects and stories relating to the elusive legend.
To Catch a Tiger examines the human compulsion to connect with something which is just out of reach. It creates a point of connection between issues and opinions related to conservation, wildness, Tasmanian identity and scientific ‘truth’.

Image: James Newitt, Seekers, 2011, video production still

Fair Fashion Show

November 29, 2011 in Calendar, Crafts, Fashion, Festival, Forum, Meeting, Melbourne+VIC, Sustainable

December 2, 2011 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

The Fair@Square fashion show showcases a variety of approaches to sustainable, ethical fashion. The mix of fair trade, recycled, organic, and handmade items is just a small selection from the growing number of labels which are proving that fashion with a conscience isn’t just about organic cotton T-shirts any more – there’s plenty to choose from for more dressy occasions too. Stay tuned for more about the inspirational labels that will feature on the catwalk.

Date: Friday 2 December, 2011
Location: BMW Edge, Federation Square
Time: 7.30pm – 9pm
Admission: $30 per ticket (Ticket includes Fashion Show & goody bag)

More details http://moralfairground.com.au/fairfashion.html

Fair@Square – Fair-trade + ethical festival

November 16, 2011 in Calendar

December 2, 2011 7:30 pm to December 4, 2011 6:00 pm

Fair@Square fair-trade+ethical festival is a FREE PUBLIC EVENT that provides a culturally rich and diverse offering of workshops, talks, market stalls, music, fashion and art, appealing to young and old. The festival inspires, entertains and educates attendees, offering information and activities that encourage participants to live more sustainably and effect positive change in their own lifestyles and those of fair-trade producers.

Come along and learn how you have the power to reduce poverty and help the planet by making ethical shopping choices. Learn about sustainable fair trade communities. Be inspired by exciting guest speakers and panelists, and take part in discussions on ways to live for a better future. Enjoy live music on stage. Indulge yourself with exotic tastes. Meet people from around the world. See the latest in socially responsible, stunning fashion. Explore and enjoy the many live demonstrations and fun activities for young and old. The festival runs from 11am to 6pm on both days, so mark it in your diaries now!

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=144083752355040