Transition Film Festival

February 15, 2013 11:00 pm to February 23, 2013 11:00 pm

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Featuring an amazing line-up of films including Matt Damon and Gus Van Sant’s feature narrative Promised Land, the Sundance Institute’s A Fierce Green Fire and the highly anticipated Chasing Ice, the Transitions Film Festival runs from the 15th to the 23rd of February at Federation Square, ACMI and Cinema Nova in Melbourne.

The program features introductions and panel discussions with international filmmakers and Australia’s sustainability leaders. Key guests include: Velcrow Ripper via satellite (Director of Occupy Love), Bob Brown (former leader of The Australian Greens), Anna Rose (AYCC), Drew Hutton (Lock The Gate) and John Wiseman (Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute).

Transitions Film Festival is dedicated to showcasing powerful, inspiring and ground-breaking films from around the world that highlight the awe-inspiring global transformations that are taking place every day. Covering topics such as social entrepreneurship, energy politics, climate change, social justice and technological innovation, the festival hopes to inspire the transition to a sustainable world. Ride your bike to the films and receive cyclist’s concession prices!

More information http://www.transitionsfilmfestival.com/

Ipswich Art Gallery

February 4, 2013 10:00 pm to February 12, 2013 10:00 pm

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To coincide with the two year anniversary of the 2011 Queensland floods, local artist Deb Mostert brings stories of loss and redemption into focus in Recovery: The Flood Objects Project.

The exhibition consists of a series of still life paintings based on items salvaged by Goodna, Ipswich and Brisbane residents and explores the sacredness of everyday objects as a measure of memory and value in our lives.  Read more

Deb Mostert
Kate, Chelmer (after Cotan) 2012
Oil on board 46 x 62cm
Photo: Carl Warner

BeeHive Design Collective and Testament – Special Show

February 11, 2013 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm

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Bindarri has been lucky enough to organise an extra Melbourne show for the amazing BeeHive Design Collective (Canada) and HipHop activist Testament

Sakura from BeeHive Design Collective will be presenting their latest mural titled “The True Cost of Coal” in large format.

Sakura will tell the story that is illustrated with loving detail within the mural of Appalachia’s (Canada) history in context to coal and the communities fight for a positive future. The creation of the story involved over two and half years of research in their local community as well as the story crafting and refinement.

See the mural in detail here: www.beehivecollective.org/english/coal.htm

In support of the Beehive Design Collective, Testament will drop some rhymes of revolutionary Hip Hop to make the night more festive.

We will also hear briefly from a Melbourne NGO discussing the related issues in Australia and what you can do about it.

Next Monday Lunchtime (12:30) at Hub Melbourne

For more info and to book your spot: http://beehivetour.eventbrite.com/

Colony Collapse Tour! Cross Pollination of Hip-Hop, Rebel Art & Global Activism

January 21, 2013 to February 21, 2013

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I was lucky enough to see this show last night. As well as a beautiful artwork, the Beehive Collective work is a very detailed story on the history of the Appalachian Mountains in Canada narrated live. The story took 3 years and 100 people to put together and involved extensive community research and consultation. See it here: http://www.beehivecollective.org/english/coal.htm

And then mix in some beats n lyrics…

For Australia wide dates, check the facebook page

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Share the Spirit 2013

January 26, 2013

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SONGLINES ABORIGINAL MUSIC PRESENTS
SHARE THE SPIRIT 2013
75th Anniversary of the Day of Mourning Protests
– Bart Willoughby – Stiff Gins – Kutcha Edwards – Lee Morgan – Plus more…

… The 2013 Share the Spirit Festival will turn the Treasury Gardens into a thriving hub of Indigenous music, dance and culture on Saturday 26th January as part of Melbourne’s official Survival Day celebrations.

Healing the Bay

January 9, 2013 2:00 am to February 24, 2013 2:00 am January 9, 2013 2:00 am to February 24, 2013 2:00 am

Artists are invited to participate in the Healing the Bay exhibition at Gasworks Art Park

Themes:

  • Inspiring concern and action for the health of Port Phillip Bay raising awareness within the wider community.
  • Works in a number of media may refer to phenomena that are putting pressure on our bay,
  • Reflections on our future, the changing face of climate change or beauty and significance of what we now have and need to preserve.

Exhibition Location : GASWORKS ARTS PARK, 21 Graham Street, Albert Park, 5th February – 24th February 2013

More information http://www.planetaryhealingartists.blogspot.com.au/