Art, Money and Society: Private Funding, Public Benefit and Creative Social Enterprise

November 28, 2012

The University of Melbourne in collaboration with The Social Studio invite you to a public forum and launch of the report. This publication, which examines new models of the interrelationship between art, money and society both in Australia and internationally, is authored by Anthony White and Grace McQuilten.

A public forum with the authors and staff members of The Social Studio will discuss the content of the report and how creative social enterprise is transforming lives in inner Melbourne. This will be followed by a launch of the same report by Julian Burnside QC AO.

At the The University of Melbourne, Parkville. More information.

Human Rights Photo Competition 2012

There are two categories for entries: Under 18 and 18 & over. Each month we will choose a winner from each category, and towards the end of the year, and overall winners will be chosen from among the monthly winners.

Prizes for overall winners are Canon EOS-1100D Digital SLR Camera Single Kits and will be presented at our Human Rights Awards Ceremony which will be held in December 2012 in Sydney.

The Competition will close on COB Friday 23 November 2012. More information.

David Berman speaks at Agideas Melbourne

David Berman is giving a passionate presentation on May 24th as part of agIdeas International Design Week in Melbourne, Australia about how we will together use design to create a better civilization! It’s a topic I care deeply about and I’ll have the pleasure of sharing ideas with some of the most creative people on the planet.

International Design Week runs from May 21-25 and David will be speaking on the 24th.

“If you can’t join us, please do keep this in mind: over 95% of the designers who have ever lived are alive today … what will we choose to do with the influence we hold? We could convince people to buy more things that they don’t need, or we can recognize that the world is our common design project. Just sayin'”

View the bindarri feature article on David

A Decade of Forest Defence – 3 Day Music & Arts Festival

January 20, 2012 to January 22, 2012


Rivers Edge Campground, Lonnavale
Southern Tasmania

The Huon Valley Environment Centre is celebrating reaching a milestone, we have turned ten years old, and this is an incredible achievement for our volunteer run, not for profit organisation. We are holding a festival between January 20th – 22nd 2012 in Southern Tasmania. There will be musicians, cabaret performances, speakers, films, workshops, bushwalks, kids space and activities, art making, a liscensed bar and food stalls. Please join us!

The War on the Internet Forum

January 21, 2012 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Jacob Appelbaum, independent computer security researcher and hacker, will be visiting Australia soon, with one item on his schedule being a ‘War on the Internet’ event, scheduled for 21 January, 2012 at Trades Hall, Melbourne between 3pm and 5pm. Supported by the Australian Greens Party and Electronic Frontiers Australia, the event will have speakers “challenging gatekeepers and proposing alternatives to the weaponisation of cyberspace.”

Other speakers at the event include author and researcher Bernard Keane, author and researcher on whistleblowing Suelette Dreyfuss, and Australian Greens Senator Scott Ludlam.

More information here, Facebook event here