FairArtisan is Seeking New Eco Artisans

Selling Style With a Conscience.                          Eco Wearable Art –  Unique Handmade Contemporary Jewellery –  Recycled Art.

Seeking new Eco Artisans. For further information please contact FairArtisan http://www.fairartisan.com/

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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.

Wear It – Recreate old fashion into new at the L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival Cultural Event – March 19, 2011

L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival, Mucke, The Treasury, Emma Grace, Ellie Mucke, sustainable fashion, eco fashion, upcycled fashion

Do you keep your broken jewellery or hoard old shirts in the hope one day you will find the time to resurrect them into something new? Well you are in luck – Your chance to do something about it is coming up at the Wear It – L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival commencing 19 March 2011.

Jeweller, Emma Grace of  The Treasury, and sustainable fashion designer Ellie Mucke of fashion label Mucke, will be collaborating on an exhibition and conducting a series of workshops as part of the Wear It- L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival cultural program.  Promoting a shift away from a throw away culture, Emma and Ellie will show you how to make new from old, and provide an environment where you can exchange skills, materials and inspiration!

To find out more about this great event, head on over to State of Green

Endangered marine organism raises questions of supply in Elfrun Lach exhibition: Corollary

January 21, 2011 to March 5, 2011

Corollary explores the history and ongoing symbolic function of red coral, one of the oldest traditionally used materials in gold and silver-smithing. Despite the rarity of coral, its application within jewellery practice has persisted over time due to a belief in its talismanic qualities. Combining actual and simulated forms of this precious material, the works in Corollary aim to raise questions about ethical supply and usage. Venue: Gallery 2, Craft Victoria, 31 Flinders Lane, Melbourne. Cost: free