Echology: making sense of data

ANAT and Carbon Arts are pleased to announce the Call for Proposals for three high‐profile artworks to be developed for
Lend Lease sites in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.

Winning artists / artist-led teams for each of the sites will come together in Sydney from 29 October – 2 November to
participate in an Australia Council supported Art Lab led by world-leaders in data-driven arts practice. The proposed
timeline for the production of the artworks is late 2012 – mid 2013.

Proposal Deadline: 5pm (CST) Friday 27th July 2012

Download the Guidelines for details about what is required and how to apply.

Lunchbox/Soapbox: Animals, Equality and Democracy

While it may be true that nature is red in tooth and claw, it seems that for animals subject to human law – rather than the law of nature – life is much more like a lottery. For an animal, where you are born, and why you were bred, is critically important. This is because animal welfare laws in Australia and around the world are inconsistent. If a rabbit is bought as a family pet and then sold to a fur farm, the law will protect the same rabbit very differently. In this presentation political scientist Dr. Siobhan O’Sullivan outlines inconsistencies in Australia’s animal protection laws and explains why for animals it is critically important to be born good looking, popular, and highly visible to the community. The Wheeler Centre, 176 Little Lonsdale Street, 12:45PM – 1:15PM. Thursday 24th May This is a free event.

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Submissions Open: British Council’s Realise Your Dream. An award for Australian creatives

April 23, 2012 9:00 am to June 3, 2012 12:00 am April 23, 2012 9:00 am to June 3, 2012 12:00 am April 23, 2012 9:00 am to June 3, 2012 12:00 am


This year, the British Council’s Realise Your Dream celebrates 10 years of nurturing Australian creative talent by offering three lucky winners the chance to win a $10,000 cash prize and a return trip to the UK, where they can meet their creative heroes and will experience all the cultural richness the UK has to offer.

Realise Your Dream is a unique opportunity for people working within the first ten years of their career, in any creative industry – from theatre to publishing, visual art to music, digital media to industrial design, etc. There is no age-limit, and applicants from all over Australia are welcome. 

Go to for more information about the programme, its past winners and to apply.

Applications close 3 June 2012.

Realise Your Dream is a British Council initiative, in association with Virgin Atlantic, BBC Knowledge, triple j, NIX Co, Boccalatte and Show Group.

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.

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Future Nostalgia

December 7, 2011 3:00 am to December 28, 2011 4:00 am

Art and science overlap in Tracy Sarroff’s works. Using a range of media she explores ecology, science fiction and science fact, what prevails is an interest in the creative boundaries of reality and imagination.

Transgenics, biotechnology, botanical illustration and microscopy have been some major themes fuelling her explorations to date.

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Chrissie Cotter Gallery
Pidcock St, Camperdown, NSW 2050

Artist Talk: Sunday 17 December 2011 Time: 2:00pm

Forum with Natalie Jeremijenko

November 28, 2011 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Climate Change, Culture + Cuisine

The future of sustainable food lies in a complete rethink of how humans relate to the natural environment through collective engagement and cultural innovation.

Carbon Arts and Arena Project Space invite you  engage with New York based artist/engineer/activist Prof Natalie Jeremijenko, chef Mihir Desai and guest speakers to explore how we can use the creative potential of science, modernist cuisine and the imagination to connect food production to healthy ecologies.

Monday 28 November 2011
6.00 – 7.30 PM
Arena Project Space I 2 Kerr St Fitzroy, VIC, 3065
$10 Pay at the door I Drinks by donation