Art, Money and Society: Private Funding, Public Benefit and Creative Social Enterprise

November 28, 2012

The University of Melbourne in collaboration with The Social Studio invite you to a public forum and launch of the report. This publication, which examines new models of the interrelationship between art, money and society both in Australia and internationally, is authored by Anthony White and Grace McQuilten.

A public forum with the authors and staff members of The Social Studio will discuss the content of the report and how creative social enterprise is transforming lives in inner Melbourne. This will be followed by a launch of the same report by Julian Burnside QC AO.

At the The University of Melbourne, Parkville. More information.

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

A new website to help you build sustainably.

Australian Living, a leading Sustainable Building Consultancy, has developed a website called Your Future Home

Your Future Home

When it comes to sustainability, design, thermal comfort and material choice can have a significant impact on the health benefits of an environmentally friendly home. However, sustainability is still being treated as an add-on instead of being brought to the core of building design.

Enter Your Future Home. This website guides the community in the right direction by providing the keys to a truly sustainable home and has been developed in a way that is both informative and, easy to read and navigate.

Your Future Home can be used as the first step guide when preparing to renovate or build a home. It breaks down the five keys to success of a sustainable building, describes how to choose environmentally friendly materials and includes a virtual tour of a truly sustainable home.

Your Future Home would not have been possible without the support of its major sponsors Boral, CSR and Kingspan. These companies are leading by example and are committed to increasing the awareness of sustainable homes.






Nourish your vision for a sustainable future with an adventurous travelling cocktail party around the Melbourne Museum with artist Natalie Jeremijenko and chef Mihir Desai.

Mixing together art performance, science and modern cuisine, this one-night-only event will treat guests to three delicious, edible cocktails that each stylishly and humorously explore our gastronomic, economic and material interdependency on other creatures.

Discover the museum at night and a whole new perspective on food futures with the Cross Species Adventure Club.

Thursday 1 December 2011
6.00 – 8.00 PM Cocktails + Performance | Food + Drink available 8.00 – 9.00 PM
Melbourne Museum I
11 Nicholson St, Carlton VIC 3053
$45 Full Price | $35 for Museum Members
For further information can be found

SRD Change 11 National : graduate sustainable design exhibition

August 1, 2011 to August 12, 2011

Featuring projects that innovate and enquire, educate and inspire. All on show in a stunning new venue. See more info at

A thought provoking selection of well developed, innovative Graduate concepts that address issues of sustainability, social equity and community selected from across Australia’s leading tertiary institutions.

SRD CHANGE 11 National is a special project of the SRD and part of SYDNEY DESIGN 2011 presented by the Powerhouse Museum.

Also check out SRD Change 11 National : graduate sustainable design exhibition ‘Cocktail Launch