Design Play Cards

Design Play Cards

The Design Play Cards challenge, inspire and explore the opportunities for change through designing for sustainability with over 50 full colour cards!

Solve real world ‘wicked’ problems with the Design Problem cards​, be inspired by solutions in action with the Design Inspiration cards and discover opportunities for change with the Design Strategy cards.


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Artists Behind the Action – Melbourne Exhibition

September 18, 2012 6:00 pm to September 30, 2012 6:00 pm

Opening night 18 September, 6pm
Exhibition runs from the 18 – 30 September 2012
Hogan Gallery 310 Smith St Collingwood

Curated by Black Sassy Artists Collective, Artists Behind the Action is an exhibition of more than twenty artists exhibiting prints, photographs and sculptures to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Huon Valley Environment Centre. Exhibition includes a specially commissioned box set of limited edition of prints.

Huon Valley Environment Centre provides a staunch and independent voice for the forests and ecosystems that face destruction at the hands of Tasmania’s logging industries. The Huon Valley Environment Centre stands against incredible odds and is a brave beacon to the community.

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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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Scope Galleries Art Award 2012

December 6, 2011 11:00 pm 11:00 pm

Entry is now open for the SCOPE Galleries Art Award 2012 – Art Concerning Environment. A non-acquisitive Award, prize money of $5,000 will be awarded to one finalist.

Mr Guy Abrahams, co-founder of CLIMARTE and former Director of Christine Abrahams Gallery will assist in the pre-selection and awarding of the prize.

Entries close April 16. Guidelines and application forms available from or email


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

David Dando, Kathryn Gribbin and Lisa Sewards OWL the urban edge

January 21, 2012 1:00 am to February 4, 2012 1:00 am January 21, 2012 1:00 am to February 4, 2012 1:00 am

Steps Gallery
January 21 to February 4

Works by early career printmaker Lisa Sewards, Daylesford sculptor Dave Dando and printmaker Kathryn Gribbin express a fascination with these nocturnal predators. 10% of artwork sales will be donated to the Owl endangered program of Birds Australia.

Image: Lisa Sewards, she hears the sounds of closing wings…, 2011, ink drawing on digital photograph on cotton rag (BFK) 300gsm, unique state, image 21.5 x 29 cm