Melbourne Conversations – Stompin’ Ground: Dance and Land

March 18, 2013 6:00 pm

Stompin' Ground

Stompin’ Ground: A talk about dance, land and culture.

Why dance if you don’t have land?

Join our panel of experts as they consider this political question and tell stories about Indigenous dance and its connections to cultural continuity, health, identity, community and land.

Panel Members: Carly Sheppard – dancer and choreographer; Alan Brown – Manager Men’s Health, Victorian Aboriginal Health Services; Jida Gulpilil – traditional and contemporary Aboriginal dancer, choreographer and performing artist; Clinton Nain – Indigenous dancer, performer and storyteller; Marilyn Miller – creative producer and freelance artist;

Moderator: Nikki Ashby – performing artist.

This Melbourne Conversations event is part of Dance Massive, 12 to 24 March 2013. dancemassive.com.au

WALK WITH ME “The personal creative act is political”-a film by Tanisha Christie and Ellie Walton

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Arts in Action in partnership with Stillwaters Storytelling Collective presents “Walk With Me”, a feature length documentary about the power of art to change hearts and minds, save lives and bring about a revolution.

Walk With Me Against the backdrop of historical moments of social change, Walk With Me follows three women who use theatre to inspire, stir and animate our democracy. Each woman has found theatre as a way to engage a level of activism in themselves and to form inclusive spaces with others to tell stories of joy or sorrow. While at work in prisons, schools, and community centres, the film reveals that one person – one artist – can make a difference. Woven with luscious animation, archival images and performance footage, Walk With Me shares the creative process and shows the people who are unexpectedly and deeply moved by the experience. Continue reading “WALK WITH ME “The personal creative act is political”-a film by Tanisha Christie and Ellie Walton”

Design for Change

Design for Change is a unique and collaborative online space for designers, writers, thinkers, inventors, believers and changemakers to forge creative solutions to global problems.

This year, Oxfam Australia and the NSW Environment Protection Authority invite you to harness the power of design and communications for social change and come up with solutions to reduce food waste in Australian homes. Anyone with design, writing or marketing skills can respond to the challenge and potentially have their work turned into a national campaign. Read more about the brief here http://www.designforchange.org.au/

WWF Earth Hour Creative Awards

February 18, 2013 4:00 am to March 11, 2013 4:00 am February 18, 2013 4:00 am to March 11, 2013 4:00 am

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WWF  Creative Arts Award are looking for inspiring projects – within the visual or performance arts – exploring environmental concerns, and offering audiences new ways of understanding and engaging with the issues.

Perhaps an artist with a new vision of our relationship to nature. Or a theatre group dramatising the social impacts of climate change. Gain public recognition for your great work and inspire reflection and action in the community. Apply now!

Image: Ghost Nets, winners of the Creative Arts category, WWF Earth Hour Awards 2012 © WWF-Australia

Transition Film Festival

February 15, 2013 11:00 pm to February 23, 2013 11:00 pm

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Featuring an amazing line-up of films including Matt Damon and Gus Van Sant’s feature narrative Promised Land, the Sundance Institute’s A Fierce Green Fire and the highly anticipated Chasing Ice, the Transitions Film Festival runs from the 15th to the 23rd of February at Federation Square, ACMI and Cinema Nova in Melbourne.

The program features introductions and panel discussions with international filmmakers and Australia’s sustainability leaders. Key guests include: Velcrow Ripper via satellite (Director of Occupy Love), Bob Brown (former leader of The Australian Greens), Anna Rose (AYCC), Drew Hutton (Lock The Gate) and John Wiseman (Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute).

Transitions Film Festival is dedicated to showcasing powerful, inspiring and ground-breaking films from around the world that highlight the awe-inspiring global transformations that are taking place every day. Covering topics such as social entrepreneurship, energy politics, climate change, social justice and technological innovation, the festival hopes to inspire the transition to a sustainable world. Ride your bike to the films and receive cyclist’s concession prices!

More information http://www.transitionsfilmfestival.com/

Ipswich Art Gallery

February 4, 2013 10:00 pm to February 12, 2013 10:00 pm

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To coincide with the two year anniversary of the 2011 Queensland floods, local artist Deb Mostert brings stories of loss and redemption into focus in Recovery: The Flood Objects Project.

The exhibition consists of a series of still life paintings based on items salvaged by Goodna, Ipswich and Brisbane residents and explores the sacredness of everyday objects as a measure of memory and value in our lives.  Read more

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Kate, Chelmer (after Cotan) 2012
Oil on board 46 x 62cm
Photo: Carl Warner