Artist as Family – Food Forest

As part of the recent In the balance: Art for a changing world, the Artist as Family team (Meg Ulman, Patrick Jones and Zephyr Ogden Jones) helped create ‘Food Forest’ at St Michael’s Church (Sydney). ‘Food Forest’ is a public artwork that’ll keep giving long after the artists themselves depart. The idea is to create an organic garden providing free food for local residents (including the soup Kitchen run by St Michael’s Church), and to create a habitat for local animals and birds.

Celebrating Melbourne’s Permablitz #100 Weekend

December 4, 2010 to December 5, 2010

Its full steam ahead in team blitz as we get ready for…. the Permablitz #100 Weekend!!!
Sat 4th Dec: Sth Melb Commons Permablitz
Sun 5th Dec: Lower Plenty Permablitz

Definitely a weekend of blitzing not to be missed! And do get in touch if you’re up for providing some live tunes on either day.

But first, don’t forget this weekend’s Blitz #99 at the School Kitchen Garden in Werribee.

ADEC ArtAbility: Artist’s impressions of “Summer” on Show

December 6, 2010 to December 14, 2010

The free exhibition, ADEC (Advocacy Disability Ethnic Community) ArtAbility 2010, will be held in The Atrium at Federation Square (Melbourne). It unites talented artists of all ages representing cultures from Africa, Cambodia, Vietnam, China, Greece, Syria, Russia and Poland to name a few. 93 artists have been handpicked from all over Melbourne to present quality paintings (oil, acrylic, ink), sketches on canvas, sculptures, tapestries and photographs, which reflect their perceptions as to what “Summer” means to them living in Victoria. Click here for more information.

Measuring Social Impact: a practical introduction

December 9, 2010

For the social and creative economy, measuring social impact (MSI) is almost as topical as it is important. Communicating the impact of your project can be critical to its sustainability.

EGO will be holding a training day providing practical insights into MSI. Structured to demystify, our methodology is premised on the idea that measurement and evaluation, as with other key skillsets, is not just for academics or consultants: anyone can do it.

Contributing to the process of community-building around social innovation, our grassroots approach empowers changemakers with practical know-how and opportunities for creative collaboration.

Thursday 9th December, 10am start – 4pm
Location: Hub Melbourne, Donkey Wheel House, 673 Bourke St, Melbourne
Click here for all the details.

Perth: Town or City?

Charles Landry helps cities transform their thinking so that they look at their potential imaginatively and can plan and act with originality. In 2007 he was part of the ‘Creative Capital Thinker in Residence’ programme in Perth. He produced a rather provocative document, which may be useful for those wishing to assess how a city’s psychology can be shifted in order to maximize its opportunities. Click here to access a copy of the document.