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

Collaboratory Melbourne Meetup: Creating a Culture and Practice of Collaboration Through Applied Improvisation, 12 June

June 12, 2012

Want to learn to play better with others?

“The need for more truly powerful collaborations, where the collective intelligence of a diverse set of minds is harnessed toward a common goal, is greater than ever. And yet we find collaboration vexingly difficult to do. We need better collaboration.

Register for June’s Collaboratory Melbourne Meetup here.

Last year, thanks to Michelle James, Lee Ryan and Viv McWaters I was introduced to the genius of improv and a set of brilliant creative principles that I’ve found invaluable in creating the conditions for generative, innovative and collaborative experiences for all sorts of group work.

And it seems I’m not the only one who’s discovering the value of Improv – particularly in the way it can contribute to better working environments…… and a culture of collaboration.

Continue reading “Collaboratory Melbourne Meetup: Creating a Culture and Practice of Collaboration Through Applied Improvisation, 12 June”

Beach coming soon to Brunswick

Artists Sonja Hornung and Richard Pettifer are bringing the beach to Brunswick to prepare the City of Moreland for the rising sea levels.  Expect the world’s longest ever game of Climate Change “Risk”, a mini-Ute Muster, a new model of democracy through improvised music, and more. Everyone is invited to stand with us on our sunny shore and contribute to the conversation.

Open during daylight hours

Sun Nov27th – Sun Dec 4th

Outside the Mechanics’ Institute

Cnr Glenlyon & Sydney Rds, Brunswick, Melbourne

Further details: brunswickbeach.wordpress.com

New Bindarri Feature – Interview with Damion Hunter, star of Jandamarra

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The spectacular theater production of Jandamarra, a legendary indigenous warrior and lawman who led one of Australia’s longest and most successful campaigns to defend Aboriginal country.

The theatre season is well underway with the final performance at Windjana Gorge tonight. Bindarri caught up with Damion Hunter to ask him a few questions

Floating Land – Water Culture – ten day creative festival

May 25, 2011 to June 5, 2011

Presented as a ten-day event, Floating Land brings people from across the Asia Pacific including visual and performance artists, cultural practitioners, writers, and educators together with the communities of the Sunshine Coast.

Floating Land is an ongoing conversation about creativity, the environment and culture.

The 2011 theme, Water Culture, continues these conversations and acknowledges that those of the Asia Pacific region are facing the adverse consequences of climate change due to their dependence upon, and close relationship with, the oceans, rivers and waterways.

The venue this year is Boreen Point, Lake Cootharaba in the UNESCO -listed biosphere of Noosa, with satellite locations at Coolum and Bli Bli on the Sunshine Coast.

Ngapartji Ngapartji

Ngapartji Ngapartji emerges from eight years of research and development between Scott Rankin and Trevor Jamieson and the Jamieson family. From this foundation, it continues to evolve as a cross-cultural social change project. Ngapartji Ngapartji has many layers involving language learning, teaching and maintenance, community development, crime prevention, cross cultural collaboration, creating new literacy training models as well as film, art and theatre making.