Waste Watchers helps University lose hundreds of kilos (of landfill): Recycling behaviour change campaign spearheaded by monsters!

Under its Ecoversity sustainability program, the University of Adelaide commissioned Ecocreative to help create a fun way to engage students and staff in recycling. Colourful signage bin wraps of recycling and landfill ‘monsters’ were created to show a diverse audience what is suitable for waste and recycling. The installation was followed by an intensive ‘Waste Watchers’ campaign, to decrease waste to landfill and increase ‘uncontaminated’ recycling.

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Changemakers Art Exhibition and Prize – $3,000 prize

Example artwork for the Changemakers Exhibition and Prize

As part of  upcoming Australian Social Changemakers’ Festival (#fest4change), ASIX (the Australian Social Innovation eXchange) is inviting social changemakers to enter an artwork to the Changemakers Exhibition and Prize and be in the running for the $3,000 acquisitive prize.

Art has always had the power to make a difference – to change the way we look at things, the way we feel about things and indeed, the things we consider at all. And historically, art has played a central role in defining society and bringing about positive change.

This is a unique opportunity for you to promote your cause in a playful and interactive way, and be in the running for the $3,000 acquisitive prize.
So enter here today, visit our website for detail including conditions of entry or email curator Dr Tim Gregory at tim@asix.org.au for more details.

Artecycle – Moonee Valley City Council

May 18, 2012 to July 8, 2012

ARTECYCLE

ARTECYCLE 2012

The 2012 ARTECYCLE exhibition will take place 18 May 2012 to 8 July 2012.

ARTECYCLE is an annual non-acquisitive sculpture and installation competition with a prize pool of $14,000 including:

  • $10,000 East Keilor & Strathmore Community Bank® Award
  • $3,000 The Incinerator Gallery Award
  • $1,000 Incinerator People’s Choice Award

Inspired by the Incinerator Gallery’s history, entrants are asked to explore the themes of environmentalism and sustainability using either recycled materials or materials that would otherwise be considered disposable.

Entries for the ARTECYCLE 2012 are now open.  Entry forms are available to download.

ARBOREAL

October 26, 2011 1:00 am to December 15, 2011 1:00 am

Fred Williams (1927-1982)
Trees, 1963, oil on board,
Macquarie University Collection
Copyright estate of Fred Williams
Photography Effy Alexakis, Photowrite

26 October – 15 December 2011

 

Arboreal explores the way trees are more than just biochemical entities but living cultures within their own right and capable of collecting narratives of historical and contemporary importance. The exhibition designed as vignettes, will incorporate the indoor museum space with that of the outdoor Arboretum museum to engage viewers with the different ways we understand and interact with nature

Taking a social history view of art, tree narratives, which have touched diverse and connected themes of exploration, colonialism, exploitation, environmental degradation and indigenous sacred sites and knowledge, are of vital importance to our current understanding of the environmental crisis we now all face.

Macquarie University Art Gallery
Building E11AMacquarie University
NSW 2109

Floor Talk: Touch me not – The sculptural installations of Ranjani Shettar

December 10, 2011 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Speaker Natalie King, Director, Utopia, The Asialink Centre, The University of Melbourne

Ranjani Shettar creates installations and sculptures using diverse media, making works that challenge the categorical separation between craft and sculpture. Her work stands in the thresholds between art and craft, tradition and modernity, the physical and the ethereal. ‘

In the catalogue of How Latitudes Become Forms in 2003 Douglas Fogle writes: ‘Shettar constructs sculptural artifacts that speak obliquely to the effects of urbanization in newly high-tech Bangalore. By using a formal language that invokes the organic and a material language that suggests the industrial, she operates in a manner similar to that of Bangalore itself, where industrial urbanization is colliding with (and collapsing into) the once rural countryside. But above all else, Shettar’s work asks phenomenological questions about the way in which we inhabit particular spaces in our built environment.’

Where: NGV International. 180 St Kilda Road

When: December 10 at 12.30

To book: http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/whats-on/programs/public-programs/floor-talk-touch-me-not-the-sculptural-installations-of-ranjani-shettar

2112 Imagining the Future – RMIT Gallery

Stephen Haley. One Second (Plastic Water Bottles 5982) 2010. Lightjet photograph 2/5, 120 x 120cm

Opening  6-8 pm Thursday 1 December 2011

With a special address by:Professor Paul James Director of the Global Cities Institute (RMIT) and Director of the United Nations Global Compact Cities Programme.

Exhibition dates 2 December 2011 – 28 January 2012

What will the world look like 100 years from now?

Featuring artists:

PHILIP BROPHY, JUSTINE COOPER, KEITH COTTINGHAM, THOMAS DOYLE, LESLEY DUXBURY, KELLYANN GEURTS, STEPHEN HALEY, KIRSTEN JOHANNSEN, SAM LEACH, TONY LLOYD, YVES MARCHAND AND ROMAIN MEFFRE, MARIKO MORI, HISAHARU MOTODA, LYNDAL OSBORNE, PATRICIA PICCININI, PHILIP SAMARTZIS, ROMAN SIGNER, SUPERFLEX, DEBBIE SYMONS, STEPHANIE VALENTIN, DARREN WARDLE, KENJI YANOBE, KEN + JULIA YONETANI + NOW AND WHEN: AUSTRALIAN URBANISM

Admission free. RSVP  03 9925 1717 / rmit.gallery@rmit.edu.au

RMIT Gallery 344 Swanston Street Melbourne 3000
Tel: +61 39925 1717 Hours: Mon-Friday 11-5 Saturday 12-5
Closed Sundays and public holidays. Lift Access. Free Admission.
Email: rmit.gallery@rmit.edu.au  www.rmit.edu.au/rmitgallery