The Power & the Passion: James Price Point Campaign Photographic Exhibition

How a community triumphed over corporate greed.

The Power and the Passion is a photographic exhibition highlighting the power of the Kimberley’s landscapes and the Passion of those who defend it.

The evening will be a celebration of community triumphing over corporate greed, and a chance for us to discuss how we can move forward together in our ongoing work to protect culture, community and our environment.

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Some of the work can be previewed here.

It’s also a chance for us to pat each other on the back and celebrate our success in defending James Price Point.

Where: 339 High St, Northcote, Victoria.
Opening night: 6pm-9pm, Friday 10 May 2013.
Exhibition dates: 10-3pm, Wed-Sun, until 1 June 2013.

All works will be available for sale.

Fiona Hall, Big Game Hunting

April 2, 2013 12:00 am to July 21, 2013 12:00 am

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One of Australia’s most prominent contemporary artists, Fiona Hall, is best known for extraordinary works that transform mundane man-made materials into vital organic forms with both contemporary and historical resonances. Her work is crafted with painstaking detail, emphasising the beauty and fragility of the natural world and by way of engaging with environmental issues, colonialism, consumerism and globalisation.

‘Fall Prey’ features a menagerie of trophy-style sculptures of endangered species from the United Nations Red List, rendered in military camouflage. While resembling old-style taxidermied specimens, these larger-than-life creatures are embellished with the detritus of contemporary culture – disturbing signifiers of the cultural and ecological changes that have wrought havoc on their natural habitats and contributed to their plight.

Heide Museum of Modern Art
Until 21 July, 2013
Melbourne

I Want Change: Two decades of artistic defiance, disapproval and dissent

April 2, 2013 12:00 am to April 12, 2013 12:00 am

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Michael Agzarian |Brook Andrew | Zanny Begg | boat-people.org | Bindi Cole | James Dodd | Fiona Foley | Jamin | Ash Keating | Deborah Kelly | Azlan McLennan | MEEK | Van Rudd | Carl Scrase

Exhibition at LUMA

A shadowy figure sits cross-legged against a wall. Hands outstretched, he holds a placard above a beggar’s cup, scrawled with the text, “KEEP YOUR COINS, I WANT CHANGE.” MEEK’s iconic stencil, Begging for Change, sums up a sentiment that experienced a groundswell in contemporary art practice in Australia during the Howard era and has maintained an active presence to the current day. The War on Terror, our treatment of refugees, the environment, Indigenous identity and the GFC have each figured prominently as political issues that have occupied artists and their practices over the past 15 years. I Want Change takes a snapshot of these issues and the often public, performative and socially engaging working embraced by artists to voice their protest, criticism and concern.

Image credit: Begging for Change
Stencil, dimensions variable
Image courtesy of the artist

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

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

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

The Australian Future Foods Lab

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The Australian Future Foods Lab is an artist collective that seeks to re-ignite tastebuds and the cultural imagination in support of emerging and sustainable food systems.

An initiative of Carbon Arts together with Round Angle Studio and artist Steaphan Paton, the Lab invites innovation and experimentation through unique collaborations involving artists, scientists, chefs and the food industry.

Our focus for early 2013 is native foods that support biodiversity and celebrate the traditional knowledge of Indigenous Australians. Two events with artist Janet Laurence kick off our activities in February.

More information http://www.carbonarts.org/projects/the-australian-future-foods-lab/