Westspace – Sustainability and the Arts

August 14, 2012 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Come to a free workshop at Westspace on Sustainability and the Arts. Presented by CLIMARTE’s Guy Abrahams, and supported by the City of Melbourne, the workshop will cover topics including:
An overview of sustainability and climate change.
A look at international and Australian arts initiatives that engage with climate change and sustainability.
Discussion about the ability of the arts to inform, engage and inspire action on climate change and sustainability.

Cost: Free (Places are limited. Please register early.)
Date: Tuesday 14 August 2012     Time: 2.00pm to 5.00pm
Venue:  West Space. Level 1, 225 Bourke Street, Melbourne

Doing it Ourselves

August 12, 2012 2:00 am

Doing It Ourselves aims to broaden understanding of the debt crisis and peak resources, and encourage action for the sake of personal preparedness, happiness and ethical living.

One of our first actions was getting a short animation made which is to be shown at the Noise Bar this Saturday. More details http://www.doingitourselves.org/

Permaculture Design Certificate – Sydney

July 1, 2012 to July 12, 2012 July 1, 2012 to July 12, 2012

Join Nick Ritar with special guests Hannah Moloney (Cultivating Community) and others for an amazing two weeks of permaculture theory, practical workshops, site visits and intensive design exercises exploring permaculture in the middle of Sydney.

During this PDC, examples of designing for energy conservation, food production systems, nutrient cycling and more will all be addressed with a combination of rural and urban examples.

We also blend into our established and certified curriculum new material from a range of other world-leading thinkers and activators on subjects like transition, food security, regenerative agriculture, urban water harvesting and many more.


Jul 1 2012 – Jul 13 2012  9:00am – 5:00pm
Alexandria Park Community Centre – Sydney
More Information http://milkwoodpermaculture.com.au/courses/details/73-permaculture-design-certificate-0712-sydney

Melbourne Campaigners’ Network

The Melbourne Campaigner’s Network is a monthly gathering for campaigners, activists, and organisers to discuss ideas, exchange resources and discover new approaches to social change.

The March MCN will explore the connection between art and campaigning. Come along to:

  • Explore how art can be used in a campaign – to make injustice visible, raise awareness, amplify concerns, gain support, build the movement and put pressure on power-holders.
  • See examples of how art has been used effectively in past campaigns.
  • Hear from artists producing work in support of struggles for social and environmental justice.
  • Find out how to work with artists to improve the effectiveness of your campaigning.

The session is a collaboration between Melbourne Campaigners’ Network and Arena Project Space and includes display of political artworks, a panel of artists, and the usual discussion and networking.

Location:  Arena Project Space, 2 Kerr St Fitzroy
Time:  6pm til 8pm.
Date:  Thursday 15 March
Further info:  Holly Hammond – call 0421 508 446 or via the Contact page.

Planetary Healing Artist Association of Australia

Planetary Healing Artists Association of Australia inc. (PHAAA) is a group of artists including visual artists, performers, musicians, comedians, dancers, writers, entertainers, friends and diverse people in the community. WE WELCOME YOU TO JOIN US 7.30PM, 1ST MONDAY OF EACH MONTH FOR MEETINGS UPSTAIRS AT THE RSL, 88 ACLAND ST, ST KILDA.

More Information http://www.planetaryhealingartists.blogspot.com.au/2012/01/healing-bay-at-galleon.html