The Green Ball

February 23, 2013

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The Green Ball is Australia’s first Green Carpet Event – a glamorous celebration of sustainable food, fashion and fun, created by Melbourne’s own sustainable events company, Grassroots Productions.

This new exciting, not to be missed event takes place Saturday 23rd of February 2013, as part of the Sustainable Living Festival calendar. The Green Ball will be held in one of Melbourne’s best kept venue secrets – a stunning bluestone heritage building overlooking the Maribyrnong River, quietly nestled amongst the lush wetlands of Pipemakers Park. This unique venue also offers picturesque views towards Flemington Racecourse and the city, a mere 6km from the CBD.

More Information http://www.thegreenball.com.au/

RAFEA: SOLAR MAMA

February 26, 2013 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

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Arts in Action in partnership with Do Good Radio and the Transitions Film Festival presents a screening of RAFEA: SOLAR MAMA, a riveting film directed by Jehane Noujaim and Mona Eldaief, about a Bedouin woman’s journey to become a solar engineer, power her village and re-wire the minds of her traditional Bedouin community. Rafea, is one of two women from Jordan chosen to travel to India to attend the Barefoot College, where illiterate women from around the world are trained in six months to be solar engineers. If Rafea succeeds, she will be able to electrify her village, train more engineers, and provide for her daughters. But can she overcome all the obstacles that stand in her way?

This film not only highlights the importance of using sustainable energy to improve conditions for the rural poor, but also argues the importance of providing education to women who are purposely selected for the program because they are the ones invested to  stay and improve the conditions of their communities.

More information http://artsinaction.com.au/rafea-solar-mama-by-mona-eldaief-jehane-noujaim/

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

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/

 

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/