Going Nowhere

November 23, 2012 11:00 am to November 25, 2012 11:00 am November 23, 2012 11:00 am to November 25, 2012 11:00 am

Arts House, Meat Market

Join us over three days at Arts House to explore the different ways that we – as artists and as audiences – can sustainably generate and share creative experiences across the globe.

Without anyone getting on a plane.

Download the Going Nowhere program (PDF, 995kb)

More information http://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/ArtsHouse/Program/Pages/GoingNowhere.aspx

Sustainability at heart

October 16, 2012 12:00 am to October 31, 2012 12:00 am October 16, 2012 12:00 am to October 31, 2012 12:00 am

AbaF is pleased to present Alison Tickell, founder of Julie’s Bicycle UK and leading authority on environmental sustainability in the arts. Alison will discuss the role of environmental sustainability to the business and ethics of the arts and cultural industries. There are 4 presentations scheduled for around Australia this October and each presentation will be followed by refreshments and an opportunity for further discussion.

Julie’s Bicycle UK is a non-profit company helping the creative industries reduce their environmental impacts and develop new thinking in tune with global environmental changes.

Information on presentation venues, dates and how to book your seat can be found at http://www.abaf.org.au/arts/attend-events.html?eventid=2877

Re-Imagining the Global: Culture & Climate Change

August 31, 2012 5:00 pm

The ÆGIS Research Group & Global Cities Research Institute, RMIT University, in association with Monash University present a free public forum featuring Timothy Morton (Professor, Literature & Environment Uni. California, Davis) Ursula Heise (Professor, English, Uni. California, Stanford) Darryn McEvoy (Professor, Climate Change Adaptation Program, RMIT) Harry Nankin (Australian Environmental Artist) & Chair- Linda Williams – (Assoc. Prof. Art, Environment & Cultural studies, RMIT). Lecture Theatre, Storey Hall, 342-344 Swanston Street, RMIT University,  Friday, August 31 at 5.15 – 7.30pm.
More information http://arts.monash.edu.au/ecps/conferences/regarding-the-earth/

Sense of Planet

August 25, 2012

The Arts and Ecology at Earth Magnitude-A NIEA Symposium

WHAT: A NIEA Symposium convened by Douglas Kahn and Jill Bennett
WHEN: Saturday 25 August 2012, 9.30am-6.30pm
WHERE: UNSW CBD Campus, Level 6, 1 O’Connell Street, Sydney, NSW 2000
Combined Theatres T1 & 2
WHO: Ursula Heise (Stanford University), Jennifer Gabrys (University of London), Timothy Morton (Rice University), Nicholas Mirzoeff (New York University), Marko Peljhan (University of California Institute for Research in the Arts, University of California at Santa Barbara)

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN http://niea.unsw.edu.au/events/20120606/sense-planet-arts-and-ecology-earth-magnitude-niea-symposium

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