2012 Montsalvat Concert

August 25, 2012 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Please come along to this important event!

The Concert for Toolangi Forest aims to heighten awareness of the plight of the forest and its native fauna, and support our efforts for an alternative future that will protect the beauty and intrinsic values of our spectacular Mountain Ash forest in a new mountain sanctuary. Money raised by your attendance or donations will help us achieve this dream.

More information www.myenvironment.net.au

Benefit Concert – Orphanage of the Animals

August 26, 2012 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Artists Suzette Herft & Chris Lazzaro, Dayle Alison Walker, Cliff Elery, Nela Trifcovic
&  Niki Pidd are raising funds to facilitate the performance of “Orphanage of the Animals” in Germany.

To support this event Karen will sing the songs of Mercedes Sosa, Holly Near, Piaf, & traditional Celtic songs, and she will also introduce you to the characters in her play!

Where: Hardiman’s Pub @ 521 Macaulay Rd, Kensington. Ph 9372 1340
Entrance: Waged $15, Unwaged $10 ($5 if life is really on top of you)
More information: http://wolfsperformingartsmanagement.webs.com/

Soul Theatre

June 16, 2012 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Alicia Liley’s Soul Theatre Incorporated’s work, The Climamania Project has a fund raiser event on Saturday 16 June from 6pm-10pm. It will be held at St. Martins Community Church, 215 Wellington Street, Collingwood (corner of Otter Street).

Climamania is all about educating and informing the wider public of the intense seriousness of the Climate Change Crisis, before it is way too late.

We are providing solutions in tackling Climate Change, presenting Beyond Zero Emissions plans.


If you have any questions please contact Alicia Liley at alicialiley@iinet.net.au

Photo competition for social change: the People & Planet International Photo Competition

People & Planet 2012 International Photo Competition

About: People & Planet is a Melbourne-based social enterprise that exists solely to support our network of small charities across Australia working for a more just, more equitable world.

We’re looking for 53 extraordinary images of people, places or objects which tell a story about a social-justice or environment issue. Photos of almost any genre will be accepted, including portraits, landscapes, animals, objects, or any combination of these. We particularly like photos which tell “good news” stories about social-justice or the environment. With 53 spots up for grabs, this is an incredible opportunity to have your photos published and achieve international recognition!

Contest page link: http://peopleandplanet.org.au/photo-competition/

Eligibility: Open to amateur and professional photographers from anywhere in the world

Entry Fee: FREE

Prizes: AU$2,500 in total prizes, including AU$1,500 for 1st Prize

Limit of Entry per person: 4 photos per person

Deadline: April 22nd 2012

Copyright: For details about contest rules and copyright, head to our competition website http://peopleandplanet.org.au/photo-competition/

Manuwangku,Under the Nuclear Cloud exhibition

“Manuwangku, Under the Nuclear Cloud” is a photographic exhibition presenting the community and country in the Northern Territory targeted to host a federal radioactive waste dump. The photos aim to break down the conception that these areas are ‘the middle of nowhere’ and thus suitable for dumping of hazardous materials. The exhibition is expected to travel to many cities and communities commencing from Sydney.
We are raising funds for production of the exhibition catalogue, which will be an important resource to send around Australia and the world to tell the story of the community struggling against imposition of the radioactive waste dump. We also aim to support Muckaty Traditional Owners to travel and speak at the opening of the exhibition in Sydney,being held at the Pine Street Gallery on January 17, 2012. Our funding goal is to raise minimum $5000 for the project and all contributions will be grateful appreciated. So please dig deep.

More information can be found at www.beyondnuclearinitiative.com

Floods don’t discrimate. Saving the Warmun Community Art Collection

On the 13 March 2011 after weeks of heavy rain the rivers and tributaries in the east Kimberley overflowed, sending a deluge across the land forming a torrent of water throughout the region. Nestled tightly on Turkey Creek, the Warmun community was ravaged. The community was declared a natural disaster zone and nearly everyone was airlifted from their homes to Kununurra 200 km away. The Warmun Art Centre, which held the Community Art Collection, sustained considerable damage to its buildings, equipment and its artworks. At least half of the items in the Collectin were submerged in muddy flood waters and all sustained mould damage due to humid conditions over the following days. With generous probono support from all around, and in particular from Argyle Diamond Mine and CCMC, and from ANKAAA the collection was helicoptered to an air-conditioned building and into the safe hands of CCMC conservators.  Toll Holdings provided a truck to bring the artworks to Melbourne.

The Warmun Community Art Collection holds the earliest art produced in the Kimberley containing significant works by the first generation artists of the east Kimberley painting movement: Paddy Jaminji, Rover Thomas, Jack Britten, Henry Wambini, Hector Jandany, George Mung and Queenie McKenzie. For many years, elders would congregate under a bough shelter and use these items to teach. The children who were taught with these items are now adults and practicing artists themselves. They too, now believe their children need to be educated in the same way. The survival of these artworks is in jeopardy and the Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation (CCMC) at the University of Melbourne is helping with it preservation. However, support is needed for the Centre to complete work on the most important and most badly damaged works.

From 17 to 21 October community elders will visit Melbourne to advise on the conservation program for the collection. To ensure this collection is returned to its rightful place, your help is needed. A fundraising dinner will be held at University House at the University of Melbourne on 21 October 2011.  Community elders and conservators will talk about the importance of this collection and about the conservation program that will see its safe return to Warmun. Tickets to the dinner are available at $150 per ticket, including three courses and wine. For bookings or information on how you can help support the conservation of this important collection please contact Director of the CCMC, Associate Robyn Sloggett on 8344 6455 or email: rjslog@unimelb.edu.au.