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

Games for Change Australia and New Zealand

November 15, 2012 11:00 pm to November 16, 2012 11:00 pm

We are producing an extraordinary experience for the City of Melbourne that will showcase and provide interactive experiences on how individuals and organisations can learn from the power of digital games and play to achieve positive social, educational and business outcomes.

This is an international event curated from the best in our region and around the world. The focus of the festival is to provide an experience to connect participants in the spirit of promoting, learning and collaborating. There will be an exciting cross section of participants, presenters and facilitators from a range of industries including games development, the arts, design, film makers, multimedia producers, professional business services, marketing, health, education, not for profit, government and the private sector.

RMIT University GEELab is the licence holder for Games for Change Australia-New Zealand, and we are partnering with innovative organisations in education, government, NGOs and in the corporate sector to support the growing interest in digital games, game thinking and play and to showcase how games can be used to deliver positive social outcomes in our communities.

More information and to register http://www.gamesforchange.org.au/about/

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 www.abaf.org.au. 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 underthehammerartists@gmail.com by November 10 to RSVP.

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

Australian Living’s Five Keys to a Sustainable Home Seminar

April 14, 2011 to April 29, 2011

Appealing to architects, building designers, assessors, builders. engineers and consumers this seminars provide valuable information and insight on how to make homes more sustainable.

The two hour CPD seminar showcases a recently completed 8 star home as a case study with the project manager and live-in owner, Cameron Rosen sharing his journey of designing, developing, building and living in this sustainable home.

After sold out seminars in Sydney we are now touring to:

Adelaide – 14th and 15th April 2011
Melbourne – 19th and 20th April 2011
Brisbane – 28th and 29th April 2011

FOR MORE INFO AND TO BOOK (places strictly limited)

Design Victoria Seminar: Bike Tribes – The Role of Design

November 25, 2010

Whether you ride like a BMX bandit, cruise around town on your fixie or sport lycra to make you go faster – bicycle subcultures all carry their own design signifiers. To what extent does product, service and retail design influence how, where and why we ride bikes? Continue reading “Design Victoria Seminar: Bike Tribes – The Role of Design”