Inkahoots

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In 2012 Inkahoots celebrated it’s 20th anniversary – quite a milestone for a studio that began life as a left-wing, artist run, community access screen printing studio. Indeed the studio as it’s become known today has changed and mutated significantly since it’s founding, however it has always stuck to it’s objectives and philosophy which is simply led by (in their own words) “creative political expression and creative self management”.

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Design for Change

Design for Change is a unique and collaborative online space for designers, writers, thinkers, inventors, believers and changemakers to forge creative solutions to global problems.

This year, Oxfam Australia and the NSW Environment Protection Authority invite you to harness the power of design and communications for social change and come up with solutions to reduce food waste in Australian homes. Anyone with design, writing or marketing skills can respond to the challenge and potentially have their work turned into a national campaign. Read more about the brief here http://www.designforchange.org.au/

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

Toy to the world project

Toy to the World is currently a biennial charity art event involving a custom vinyl toy design competition that provides both the opportunity for public to witness art creation happening live and the chance for artists to exhibit works while contributing their creations to help raising funds to go toward HIV research in the hopes of improving the lives of those affected by it.

The event is split into two distinct parts, the Design Day launch event where artists can collect a plain white vinyl toy and begin work live with provided paints and markers; and the Exhibition & Auction where all the complete works are judged by respected industry judges and displayed while a 2 week silent auction runs. Artists may pre-register their interest for a time slot on the Design Day, or may register to receive a vinyl toy to complete before the Exhibition.

More Information http://www.pozible.com/index.php/archive/index/10656/description/0/0

HIROSHIMA at Gasworks

Hiroshima and Nagasaki experienced the horrors of nuclear weapons for the first time in human history.

The two cities were destroyed instantly. Hundreds of thousands of people were killed. Among those who managed to survive, suffering inflicted by the A-bomb radiation continues even to this day.

This important exhibition from the City of Hiroshima features artefacts from the bombings, as well as activities to promote a nuclear-weapon-free world.

This is a free public event displaying A-bomb artefacts from the Hiroshima Peace Museum

LAUNCH NIGHT: Tuesday, October 9th, 6.30PM

LOCATION: Gasworks Arts Park, 21 Graham Street, Albert Park (Melbourne)

ENQUIRIES: http://icanw.org.au/node/257

Supported by: International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, Hiroshima Peace Museum, Medical Association for Prevention of War, Japanese for Peace, Gasworks Arts Park

Design Emergency Digital Strategy

Object believes in the power of design to effect positive change. We recognise there is an opportunity to teach children creativity and design thinking skills so they will be able to deal with the problems of the future.

Our outreach education program, Design Emergency, can empower children to change their world for the better. But we need your help to do it!

Object has spent the past 12 months piloting variations of Design Emergency across schools in New South Wales. The response to the pilots from participating schools and teachers validated a strong need for a program like Design Emergency.

The pilots have improved the delivery of the program but it’s still not perfect – and this is where you can help realise our dream!
Click here to find out the ways in which you can help