The Nature Conservancy – Photographic Prize

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From the Western Coral Coast to the Gold Coast in the East, Australia offers some of the most breathtaking landscapes and wildlife in the world.

That’s why we’re calling on you to enter the first annual Coast to Coast photo competition with The Nature Conservancy. Your favourite nature images of Australia can help not only to capture the beauty of our continent but also to create a photo collection that inspires the world to care more about conservation. Entry page is here https://apps.agorapulse.com/go/9555

More information can be found here http://www.natureaustralia.org.au/news/coast-to-coast-photo-competition.xml

The Power & the Passion: James Price Point Campaign Photographic Exhibition

How a community triumphed over corporate greed.

The Power and the Passion is a photographic exhibition highlighting the power of the Kimberley’s landscapes and the Passion of those who defend it.

The evening will be a celebration of community triumphing over corporate greed, and a chance for us to discuss how we can move forward together in our ongoing work to protect culture, community and our environment.

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Some of the work can be previewed here.

It’s also a chance for us to pat each other on the back and celebrate our success in defending James Price Point.

Where: 339 High St, Northcote, Victoria.
Opening night: 6pm-9pm, Friday 10 May 2013.
Exhibition dates: 10-3pm, Wed-Sun, until 1 June 2013.

All works will be available for sale.

Fiona Hall, Big Game Hunting

April 2, 2013 12:00 am to July 21, 2013 12:00 am

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One of Australia’s most prominent contemporary artists, Fiona Hall, is best known for extraordinary works that transform mundane man-made materials into vital organic forms with both contemporary and historical resonances. Her work is crafted with painstaking detail, emphasising the beauty and fragility of the natural world and by way of engaging with environmental issues, colonialism, consumerism and globalisation.

‘Fall Prey’ features a menagerie of trophy-style sculptures of endangered species from the United Nations Red List, rendered in military camouflage. While resembling old-style taxidermied specimens, these larger-than-life creatures are embellished with the detritus of contemporary culture – disturbing signifiers of the cultural and ecological changes that have wrought havoc on their natural habitats and contributed to their plight.

Heide Museum of Modern Art
Until 21 July, 2013
Melbourne

I Want Change: Two decades of artistic defiance, disapproval and dissent

April 2, 2013 12:00 am to April 12, 2013 12:00 am

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Michael Agzarian |Brook Andrew | Zanny Begg | boat-people.org | Bindi Cole | James Dodd | Fiona Foley | Jamin | Ash Keating | Deborah Kelly | Azlan McLennan | MEEK | Van Rudd | Carl Scrase

Exhibition at LUMA

A shadowy figure sits cross-legged against a wall. Hands outstretched, he holds a placard above a beggar’s cup, scrawled with the text, “KEEP YOUR COINS, I WANT CHANGE.” MEEK’s iconic stencil, Begging for Change, sums up a sentiment that experienced a groundswell in contemporary art practice in Australia during the Howard era and has maintained an active presence to the current day. The War on Terror, our treatment of refugees, the environment, Indigenous identity and the GFC have each figured prominently as political issues that have occupied artists and their practices over the past 15 years. I Want Change takes a snapshot of these issues and the often public, performative and socially engaging working embraced by artists to voice their protest, criticism and concern.

Image credit: Begging for Change
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Image courtesy of the artist

Inkahoots

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In 2012 Inkahoots celebrated it’s 20th anniversary – quite a milestone for a studio that began life as a left-wing, artist run, community access screen printing studio. Indeed the studio as it’s become known today has changed and mutated significantly since it’s founding, however it has always stuck to it’s objectives and philosophy which is simply led by (in their own words) “creative political expression and creative self management”.

Read the rest of this inspiring article here Desktop