The Australian Future Foods Lab

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The Australian Future Foods Lab is an artist collective that seeks to re-ignite tastebuds and the cultural imagination in support of emerging and sustainable food systems.

An initiative of Carbon Arts together with Round Angle Studio and artist Steaphan Paton, the Lab invites innovation and experimentation through unique collaborations involving artists, scientists, chefs and the food industry.

Our focus for early 2013 is native foods that support biodiversity and celebrate the traditional knowledge of Indigenous Australians. Two events with artist Janet Laurence kick off our activities in February.

More information http://www.carbonarts.org/projects/the-australian-future-foods-lab/

 

BeeHive Design Collective and Testament – Special Show

February 11, 2013 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm

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Bindarri has been lucky enough to organise an extra Melbourne show for the amazing BeeHive Design Collective (Canada) and HipHop activist Testament

Sakura from BeeHive Design Collective will be presenting their latest mural titled “The True Cost of Coal” in large format.

Sakura will tell the story that is illustrated with loving detail within the mural of Appalachia’s (Canada) history in context to coal and the communities fight for a positive future. The creation of the story involved over two and half years of research in their local community as well as the story crafting and refinement.

See the mural in detail here: www.beehivecollective.org/english/coal.htm

In support of the Beehive Design Collective, Testament will drop some rhymes of revolutionary Hip Hop to make the night more festive.

We will also hear briefly from a Melbourne NGO discussing the related issues in Australia and what you can do about it.

Next Monday Lunchtime (12:30) at Hub Melbourne

For more info and to book your spot: http://beehivetour.eventbrite.com/

Radiate Project

Ever wondered what happens to your body when you are exposed to Radiation?

Radiate is a factual motion graphics animation taking people through the concept of radiation, the science, its effects on the human body and an overview of how and which industries produce it.

The artists working on this project are Sam Hoffmann, Paul Kalemba and Nicky Forster. The director Sam Hoffmann will be responsible for the look, narrative and the process. His creative company 4pillars works on education, sustainability and media arts projects throughout Australia. The artist Paul Kalemba will be providing a slick visual style and his amazingly skilled animations. Nicky Forster is an academic, sound designer and writer. She will be creating a sound piece to co-incide with the visual work.

Overseeing the project will be Cat Beaton. Cat has tirelessly worked on Education campaigns across Australia about the Nuclear Industry.

Radiate is seeking support to create the animation video. For more information http://www.pozible.com/index.php/archive/index/11171/description/0/0

Colony Collapse Tour! Cross Pollination of Hip-Hop, Rebel Art & Global Activism

January 21, 2013 to February 21, 2013

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I was lucky enough to see this show last night. As well as a beautiful artwork, the Beehive Collective work is a very detailed story on the history of the Appalachian Mountains in Canada narrated live. The story took 3 years and 100 people to put together and involved extensive community research and consultation. See it here: http://www.beehivecollective.org/english/coal.htm

And then mix in some beats n lyrics…

For Australia wide dates, check the facebook page

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Share the Spirit 2013

January 26, 2013

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SONGLINES ABORIGINAL MUSIC PRESENTS
SHARE THE SPIRIT 2013
75th Anniversary of the Day of Mourning Protests
– Bart Willoughby – Stiff Gins – Kutcha Edwards – Lee Morgan – Plus more…

… The 2013 Share the Spirit Festival will turn the Treasury Gardens into a thriving hub of Indigenous music, dance and culture on Saturday 26th January as part of Melbourne’s official Survival Day celebrations.

Healing the Bay

January 9, 2013 2:00 am to February 24, 2013 2:00 am January 9, 2013 2:00 am to February 24, 2013 2:00 am

Artists are invited to participate in the Healing the Bay exhibition at Gasworks Art Park

Themes:

  • Inspiring concern and action for the health of Port Phillip Bay raising awareness within the wider community.
  • Works in a number of media may refer to phenomena that are putting pressure on our bay,
  • Reflections on our future, the changing face of climate change or beauty and significance of what we now have and need to preserve.

Exhibition Location : GASWORKS ARTS PARK, 21 Graham Street, Albert Park, 5th February – 24th February 2013

More information http://www.planetaryhealingartists.blogspot.com.au/