Melbourne Conversations – Stompin’ Ground: Dance and Land

March 18, 2013 6:00 pm

Stompin' Ground

Stompin’ Ground: A talk about dance, land and culture.

Why dance if you don’t have land?

Join our panel of experts as they consider this political question and tell stories about Indigenous dance and its connections to cultural continuity, health, identity, community and land.

Panel Members: Carly Sheppard – dancer and choreographer; Alan Brown – Manager Men’s Health, Victorian Aboriginal Health Services; Jida Gulpilil – traditional and contemporary Aboriginal dancer, choreographer and performing artist; Clinton Nain – Indigenous dancer, performer and storyteller; Marilyn Miller – creative producer and freelance artist;

Moderator: Nikki Ashby – performing artist.

This Melbourne Conversations event is part of Dance Massive, 12 to 24 March 2013. dancemassive.com.au

Occupy Art – International Day of Creative Action

We are the world’s real artists, we work for change not dollars, and we will be spreading the creative virus on February 12th 2012.

Stemming from Occupy Melbourne, the home of the ‘tent monsters meme’, this day is all about coming at things from different angles, playing with reality and having some fun in these very serious times.

All Occupiers, from all Occupations are encouraged to get creative.

More Information http://occupy-art-feb12.tumblr.com/
 

Calling all creatives!

December 8, 2011 11:00 am to February 10, 2012 11:00 am December 8, 2011 11:00 am to February 10, 2012 11:00 am December 8, 2011 11:00 am to February 10, 2012 11:00 am

We are seeking film submissions of between 30 seconds and 5 minutes that effectively communicate positive messages about a zero or low carbon, clean energy future. You may choose any genre or style that you like and we encourage participants to push creative boundaries and think outside the square. Green Screen: Climate Fix Flicks is open to everyone and the winning entry receives $5000. Submission DEADLINE is Friday 10 February 2012. Download the flyer and spread the word!

James Newitt To Catch a Tiger

November 4, 2011 1:00 am to March 12, 2012 1:00 am

Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) November 4 to March 12 Tasmania

The third and final exhibition in TMAG’s Star/Dust series of contemporary art installations, Newitt’s To Catch a Tiger is part museum display, part public archive and part film set. The installation explores both the historical evidence and our collective memory of the Tasmanian Tiger through performances, images, objects and stories relating to the elusive legend.
To Catch a Tiger examines the human compulsion to connect with something which is just out of reach. It creates a point of connection between issues and opinions related to conservation, wildness, Tasmanian identity and scientific ‘truth’.

Image: James Newitt, Seekers, 2011, video production still

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

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.