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.

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Fair Fashion Show

December 2, 2011 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

The Fair@Square fashion show showcases a variety of approaches to sustainable, ethical fashion. The mix of fair trade, recycled, organic, and handmade items is just a small selection from the growing number of labels which are proving that fashion with a conscience isn’t just about organic cotton T-shirts any more – there’s plenty to choose from for more dressy occasions too. Stay tuned for more about the inspirational labels that will feature on the catwalk.

Date: Friday 2 December, 2011
Location: BMW Edge, Federation Square
Time: 7.30pm – 9pm
Admission: $30 per ticket (Ticket includes Fashion Show & goody bag)

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Artist’s Sustainability Workshop – 22 Nov.

AbaF Victoria and CLIMARTE invite you to attend a one day, interactive workshop with Guy Abrahams, co-founder of CLIMARTE, to learn how to build sustainable art practices.
Sustainability and the Arts will raise awareness of the role the arts play in environmental sustainability, and explore how eco-friendly initiatives can be applied to artistic practices. Speakers include: Jen Rae, Artist and PhD candidate at RMIT University; Sarah Tomasetti, artist and lecturer at RMIT University; and Jack Manning, Associate at Net Balance.
Cost: Free – Morning tea and lunch provided. Date: Tuesday 22 November 2011. Time: 09:30am to 03:00pm. Venue: River Studios, Corner of Dynon Road and Sims Street, West Melbourne. Register: online at Places are limited.

Proudly supported by the
City of Melbourne.

Pre-Launch-Launch for Under the Hammer

In 2006, Former midnight oil drummer Rob Hirst made the comment “Vietnam inspired some of the greatest protest songs ever written. Not so now, surprisingly, even when hundreds of thousands of Australians crowded our streets to demonstrate their opposition to another senseless war [Iraq].” His comments sparked much debate in the artistic community.

Richard Kingsmill told The Age, “If you were a general music lover, you might think there are no political songs being written…But trust me, political songs are being written, recorded and released all the time in this country. We have boxes of anti-Bush, anti-Howard, anti-Iraq war, anti-racism, pro-choice, pro-environment CDs, all from contemporary local acts.” As Shane Howard former singer-songwriter for Goanna points out “given that we are entering an era of even greater concentration of media ownership, it will become even harder to hear dissenting voices.”

The tendency to drive “political” to the artistic fringe is not only isolated to music but all arts, visual, theatre, comedy, music, spoken word, film etc. There is a massive audience for art which actually says something about the world we live in and the world we want to create.

For this reason we are launching Under the Hammer’s Sit-In, an arts space that isn’t simply an arts space but a site of political struggle. We want to provide a platform for progressive artists to present, perform, debate and collaborate with a range of groups and individuals to assert activist art as a multi-platform genre. Come and discuss with us how you and your collaborators can engage with us to build this exciting project. See the space pre-renovations and help us shape it from the ground up.

Performances from:

Toby Halligan
Comedian with Political Asylum

Khepa Markhno
Spoken word artists

3oB DJ set
Musician from Agency Dub Collective

Speakers include:
Rose Godde
Platform Theatre’s Program Manager

Kim Bullimore
Revolutionary Socialist Party

Van Rudd
Visual Artist

James Crafti
Under the Hammer Collective

Visual Art provided by:
Van Rudd

Drinks and snacks provided free although donations to support the project will be greatly appreciated on the night. Email by November 10 to RSVP.

November 12, 19.30-22.30 The Sit-In 158 Sydney Rd. Coburg, Australia

Walk Indigenous Melbourne

This Wondrous Land

Guide Melbourne’s Golden Mile Heritage Trail guide

When Europeans first settled the Port Philip region it was occupied by five Aboriginal language groups, which together formed the Kulin Nation. Join City of Melbourne guides for this city walk and discover more about the heritage and sites of significance of indigenous Melbourne.

Hosted by the National Gallery of Victoria

Date: Saturday 22nd October. 10.30am – 12.30pm

Information & bookings
Ph +61 3 8662 1555
10am-5pm daily


Inaugural Social Change Collaboratory Meetup in Melbourne

January 12, 2011

Tonight you’ll have the opportunity to meet fellow artists and architects of change, share creative thoughts and innovative ideas, and help shape the Social Change Collaboratory Melbourne, and design plans for the year to come at this coming together of a diverse group of dedicated change-makers that are smart, creative, resourceful and dynamic, and wanting to make the world a better place. Continue reading “Inaugural Social Change Collaboratory Meetup in Melbourne”