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/

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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Seeing the seaside differently: Kaurna walking guide for the City of Holdfast Bay

The City of Holdfast Bay is host to many sites of significance for the Indigenous people of the Adelaide Plains, the Kaurna. Unfortunately much of this rich cultural heritage has been lost since European settlement. Ecocreative, in collaboration with the council, Kaurna representatives and a local historian, has developed ‘Kaurna yarta-ana’ , an illustrated walking guide and cultural map to bring Indigenous sites to locals and visitors, many of whom may not be aware of what lies underfoot. Themes such as language, history, biodiversity and storytelling are explored in this brochure (that doubles as a poster).

 

 

 

 

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Hamburg Calling – A message from Climarte

University of Hamburg researchers have contacted CLIMARTE seeking details of Australian arts activities since 1996 relating to climate change (eg. exhibitions, performances, conferences, etc)… So CLIMARTE has started compiling a list for them, and for us, and we’d like your help! Please email us details of any activities you know. Ideally include event title, host institution, year, and web address if available. Even better, you or someone you know might like to volunteer to research this area for us.  CLIMARTE will publish the list on our website to assist in future research.
Please email mail@climarte.org.
Image – Ralf Schmerberg has constructed a thought provoking igloo made almost entirely of old refrigerators in the center of Hamburg.

Art Ability 2011 5th – 12th December, The Atrium -Federation Square

Lots of Fun, Janet Yong

In 2011, ADEC will again be proudly presenting ArtAbility® to the public, with support from the City of Melbourne, Federation Square, The Office of Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship (OMAC), Motion Printing, Jen Clarke Design, Hope For The Future, the Disability Services Commissioner and MediQuest.  The exhibition will run from 5th to 12th December, and will be located at The Atrium, Federation Square, as it has been in years past.
This exhibition unites a range of talented artists of all ages from a variety of cultures.  This year’s theme is Freedom, and we are eagerly anticipating interpretations of this theme, presented in a variety of mediums including paintings (oil, acrylic, ink), sketches, sculptures, tapestries, photographs and even poetry.  ArtAbility® is now in its 7th year.  It provides a high profile platform for artists to express themselves in a way that transcends language, race, age, physical and mental health challenges.  
Many up and coming artists have gone on to host their own exhibitions after taking part in ArtAbility®, and artworks have been purchased by many high profile customers and are on display in public and corporate venues around Melbourne.
If you would like to be involved in ArtAbility®, either as an artist, or as a sponsor, please contact Cassandra Glover, Artistic and General Coordinator, on 9480 1666 or via email on artability@adec.org.au