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.

Digital Change Maker Apprenticeships

From the creators of Bindarri, comes our new project:

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We are looking for four passionate change makers to undergo an eight week intensive training program provided by some of Australia’s leading digital change makers.

Gain skills and experience in order to co-create strategy, build websites, communicate online and use social media to build movements of positive change.

There are no financial fees for the participants who will earn their stripes by producing various online projects and websites for real positive change projects.

Apprenticeships start on May 13th. Applications close: May 3rd.

http://collaboratory.org.au/apprentice/

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
Stencil, dimensions variable
Image courtesy of the artist

A Roving Capital Idea for Australia

In Stage 1 of the CAPITheticAL competition, we proposed the idea of a roving capital. The capital would move to a new location every fifteen years to address a particular national issue.

We presented this idea over 4 newspaper pages – each page a moment in the process – the idea, the engagement and events, the first day in the new capital and finally, the legacy left behind. We chose Currumbin in the Gold Coast as the first roving capital, which would address the issue of climate change and explore what an eco-city would be like.

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View our full Stage 1 submission here

For Stage 2, our team from David Lock Associates, here studio and ARUP decided to actually go to Currumbin to act out this process – we wanted to see what would happen, who we might meet, and what we might learn.


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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/