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.

power and passion

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.

Going Nowhere

November 23, 2012 11:00 am to November 25, 2012 11:00 am November 23, 2012 11:00 am to November 25, 2012 11:00 am

Arts House, Meat Market

Join us over three days at Arts House to explore the different ways that we – as artists and as audiences – can sustainably generate and share creative experiences across the globe.

Without anyone getting on a plane.

Download the Going Nowhere program (PDF, 995kb)

More information http://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/ArtsHouse/Program/Pages/GoingNowhere.aspx

Sustainability at heart

October 16, 2012 12:00 am to October 31, 2012 12:00 am October 16, 2012 12:00 am to October 31, 2012 12:00 am

AbaF is pleased to present Alison Tickell, founder of Julie’s Bicycle UK and leading authority on environmental sustainability in the arts. Alison will discuss the role of environmental sustainability to the business and ethics of the arts and cultural industries. There are 4 presentations scheduled for around Australia this October and each presentation will be followed by refreshments and an opportunity for further discussion.

Julie’s Bicycle UK is a non-profit company helping the creative industries reduce their environmental impacts and develop new thinking in tune with global environmental changes.

Information on presentation venues, dates and how to book your seat can be found at http://www.abaf.org.au/arts/attend-events.html?eventid=2877

Moral Fairground – Making a stand for fair trade

November 30, 2012 12:00 am to December 2, 2012 12:00 am

Fair@Square fair-trade+ethical Festival is an annual event celebrating ethical, sustainable, morally responsible behaviour; designed to nourish mind, body and soul. The festival promotes ethical consumption and purchases in time for Christmas.

More information http://moralfairground.com.au/fairhighlights.html

Echology: making sense of data

ANAT and Carbon Arts are pleased to announce the Call for Proposals for three high‐profile artworks to be developed for
Lend Lease sites in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.

Winning artists / artist-led teams for each of the sites will come together in Sydney from 29 October – 2 November to
participate in an Australia Council supported Art Lab led by world-leaders in data-driven arts practice. The proposed
timeline for the production of the artworks is late 2012 – mid 2013.

Proposal Deadline: 5pm (CST) Friday 27th July 2012

Download the Guidelines for details about what is required and how to apply.

A new website to help you build sustainably.

Australian Living, a leading Sustainable Building Consultancy, has developed a website called Your Future Home

Your Future Home

When it comes to sustainability, design, thermal comfort and material choice can have a significant impact on the health benefits of an environmentally friendly home. However, sustainability is still being treated as an add-on instead of being brought to the core of building design.

Enter Your Future Home. This website guides the community in the right direction by providing the keys to a truly sustainable home and has been developed in a way that is both informative and, easy to read and navigate.

Your Future Home can be used as the first step guide when preparing to renovate or build a home. It breaks down the five keys to success of a sustainable building, describes how to choose environmentally friendly materials and includes a virtual tour of a truly sustainable home.

Your Future Home would not have been possible without the support of its major sponsors Boral, CSR and Kingspan. These companies are leading by example and are committed to increasing the awareness of sustainable homes.