People & Planet – Diaries & Calendars

Need to get a calendar or a diary for next year? The 2012 People & Planet Diary and Wall Calendar feature extraordinary images of people and places around the world, selected from over 4,000 entries across 84 countries.  Each beautiful image is accompanied by its own, unique short story about one of the planet’s social or environmental challenges.

The People & Planet Diary and Calendar are published by a partnership of 49 not-for-profit, Australian social justice and environment organisations, and raise funds for the work of these organisations in promoting a just, sustainable world.

Support the organisations that support a just, sustainable world by buying a copy of the People & Planet Diary or Calendar TODAY.

http://peopleandplanet.org.au/diaries-calendars/

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.

2011 Western Australian Environmental Art Awards Exhibition

CCWA is proud to present the inaugural Western Australian Environmental Art Awards Exhibition.

The exhibition will showcase art work reflecting the WA environment and key environmental themes and will run from Saturday 22nd October to Saturday 5th November.

EAA2_0.jpg Leaves – Susie Waller                  
 Location:
Perth City Farm
1 City Farm Place
EAST PERTH – just a couple of minutes walk from Claisebrook station! 

Exhibition opening times:
Saturday and Sunday: 9.00am to 5.00pm
Monday closed
Tuesday to Friday: 10.00am to 4.00pm

For further information, please call (08) 9420 7266 or email conswa@ccwa.org.au.

           
 Visit the exhibition and win a great prize!

 

Bio-Tech Evolution: Engagement with the Non-Human


Call for Submissions for Exhibition closes 4 November 2011 This exhibition will be used to examine interactions between humans, technology, and biology, with the aim of re-invigorating the social, cultural and environmental value of non-human life. Artworks that contain / deal with “wet biology” are encouraged, ethics /quarantine clearance must also be confirmed if this is required.  The exhibition will be held at the Spectrum Project Space, Edith Cowan University in Perth, Western Australia. Please email word documents and Jpegs  to Donna Franklin at donna_franki@yahoo.com,  including an Artist Statement, 300 word Biography, contact details and a photograph of proposed work or previous workt for further information.  The Exhibition will run for two weeks in either May or June 2012.
http://www.sca.ecu.edu.au

JILL ORR Between somewhere and nowhere.

Between somewhere and nowhere is Jill Orr’s new photographic series. This body of work explores society’s obsession with authenticity and further discusses photography as a means of illusion. We are surrounded by photographs which are based on false ideals or fictions and to some extent we accept them as truth.

The photographs exhibit a staged theatrical performance with dramatic scenes of ghost like figures emerging from a haunted wetland abyss. Elusive women wear costumes of lace and white linen while props such as canaries and canoes balance an ambiguous line between gravity and humour. The ominous background fades into smoke, while bringing to your attention the artificiality of the scene. The photographs revel in the past, appropriating a macabre 19th century daguerreotype portrait.

Since the 1970’s Jill Orrs work has grappled with psychological and environmental issues within contemporary society. Moving between performance art and photography, her works explain human intervention with the non-human environment. Orr’s previous and significant works such as Bleeding Trees,Faith in a faithless land and Southern Cross: to bear and behold explore Australian history and culture in the context of the natural landscape.

Jenny Port Gallery, Level 1, 7 Albert Street, Richmond, Victoria. Jill Orr, Between somewhere and nowhere. October 26 – November 19, 2011