The Visualising Human Rights Art Exhibition

The Visualising Human Rights Arts Competition harnesses artistic expression and strategic partnerships to promote awareness, discussion and action around some of the most challenging human rights issues of our times. The competition will be exhibited at Blak Dot Gallery, Brunswick, Victoria, Australia and at Sammaki Gallery, Battambang, Cambodia.

In 2012 we are asking artists to interpret and express the following articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UNDHR) with specific reference to the issue of Human Trafficking:

· Article 3 – Right to Life, Liberty and Personal Security

· Article 4 – Freedom from Slavery

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Romantic Conversations: The Human, Non-Human and Inhuman

November 16, 2012 12:00 am to November 17, 2012 12:00 am November 16, 2012 12:00 am to November 17, 2012 12:00 am

Call for Papers (Symposium) – RSAA Postgraduate Symposium
The University of Melbourne is holding the Romantic Conversations conference on the  16-17 November 2012. They are have a call out for papers – Abstract submissions by: 19 October 2012
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Keynote Speakers: Peter Otto (University of Melbourne), John Rundell (University of Melbourne), Bob White (UWA)


National Art and Photography Competition

WetlandCare Australia invites artists and photographers to enter our 6th annual National Art and Photography Competition. Help us promote wetlands and exhibit your work at Hunter Wetlands Centre, Newcastle to celebrate World Wetlands Day on Saturday 2 February 2013.

Our planet needs creativity and new ideas. WetlandCare Australia’s National Art and Photography Competition is a great way to link art and the environment! We are looking for artworks and photographs depicting all types of wetlands including lakes, rivers, ponds, swamps, marine shores, wetland plants, wildlife and people enjoying wetlands.

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Design Emergency Digital Strategy

Object believes in the power of design to effect positive change. We recognise there is an opportunity to teach children creativity and design thinking skills so they will be able to deal with the problems of the future.

Our outreach education program, Design Emergency, can empower children to change their world for the better. But we need your help to do it!

Object has spent the past 12 months piloting variations of Design Emergency across schools in New South Wales. The response to the pilots from participating schools and teachers validated a strong need for a program like Design Emergency.

The pilots have improved the delivery of the program but it’s still not perfect – and this is where you can help realise our dream!
Click here to find out the ways in which you can help

Co-Creative Communities: Forum and Lab

November 8, 2012 9:00 am to November 9, 2012 6:00 pm November 8, 2012 9:00 am to November 9, 2012 6:00 pm

Image Courtesey: Brenda Ann Kenneally

Storytelling Futures for Community Arts and Media

Co-Creative Communities brings together storytellers, broadcasters, filmmakers, artists, activists, cultural workers and researchers to discuss the challenges and opportunities that digital convergence and participatory media present for communities.

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The Other Film Festival – What are you looking at?

September 5, 2012 8:00 am to September 16, 2012 8:00 am September 5, 2012 8:00 am to September 16, 2012 8:00 am


WIN a full festival pass for you and a friend and score an invitation to this year’s Exclusive (Invitation Only) Opening Night event!

With over 30 films in 5 days, you’ll see some of the best international cinema portraying the lived experience of disability.
Simply track down The Other Film Festival 2012 poster in Melbourne cafes and on city streets, snap a creative photo and upload it to our Facebook page.

All entrants will receive a double pass to the session of their choice, while TWO entries will win our grand prize worth over $240. LIKE the photo you want to win and we’ll judge the rest!
Competition ends on 16/9/12 and the winners will be announced via our Facebook page on 17/9/12.

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