Flood and Cyclone Mosaic

March 24, 2012 2:00 am to May 13, 2012 2:00 am March 24, 2012 2:00 am to May 13, 2012 2:00 am

Open call to Queensland artists.

The State Library of Queensland has worked with award-winning digital artist Jason Nelson to create the Flood and Cyclone Mosaic as a way to showcase these diverse images – a tapestry of recent events through the eyes of Queenslanders. The project aims to collect photos from people and communities affected by disaster, a digital visual record of what happened to share with current and future generations, as a way of remembering, learning, understanding and healing.

Anyone in Queensland can contribute photos through this site, or at one of 60 libraries across 10 disaster-affected Queensland regions helping to collect photos from their areas.

The Flood and Cyclone Mosaic will be on display as one part of the Floodlines exhibition at State Library from 24 March to 13 May 2012. More information http://mosaic.slq.qld.gov.au/2011/11/07/hello-world/

Diana Thater: Chernobyl

Saturday 22 October 2011 to Saturday 04 February 2012

Opening Saturday 22 October 2011 5-7pm
Los Angeles artist Diana Thater is famous for her audacious video installations that deconstruct the language and mechanics of video as a medium while exploring the relationship between human beings and the natural world (particularly animals). The highlight of our show is her new six-channel video installation Chernobyl (2010).

In 1986 the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the northern Ukraine exploded. It allegedly released 100 times more nuclear debris than the Hiroshima bomb and was responsible for the deaths and illnesses of thousands of people. Today, the city of Pripyat, where the
powerplant workers lived, is a ghost town. Although completely deserted by humans, wild animals are settling there. Przewalski’s Horses, facing extinction in their native habitat in central Asia, now roam freely in this post-apocalyptic, post-human landscape.
Thater filmed in Pripyat, within the forbidden ‘alienation zone’, observing animals against the decomposing architecture.

Thater writes: ‘Chernobyl is falling into ruins, but still looks like a city; there are stores, apartment buildings, schools. Even though it’s deserted and falling apart, animals are moving into the city. On the one hand, you have a perfectly preserved Soviet city from
1970; on the other hand, this post-apocalyptic landscape where animals are living. Chernobyl represents the failure of a massive political system, a way of life, and of science. Yet nature continues to persist. Not because it wants or chooses to, but because it must.’ In addition to Chernobyl, we will be showing Thater’s installations Peonies (2011), Untitled Videowall (Butterflies) (2008), and Pink Daisies, Amber Room (2003).

Diana Thater is represented by 1301PE, Los Angeles, and Hauser and Wirth, London.

Position Available – Environmental Arts Workshop Co-ordinator

Reverse Garbage is currently seeking an experienced, creative and well organised Workshop Co-ordinator to implement and deliver Reverse Garbage’s Eco-arts workshop program. This is a permanent part time position 4 days/wk .

Reverse Garbage is a non-profit re-use centre located in Woolloongabba, Brisbane. We collect high quality industrial discards from a wide range of industries around Brisbane, diverting them from landfill to make them available at low cost to the community through our warehouse at 20 Burke Street. More info

Floating Land – Water Culture – ten day creative festival

May 25, 2011 to June 5, 2011

Presented as a ten-day event, Floating Land brings people from across the Asia Pacific including visual and performance artists, cultural practitioners, writers, and educators together with the communities of the Sunshine Coast.

Floating Land is an ongoing conversation about creativity, the environment and culture.

The 2011 theme, Water Culture, continues these conversations and acknowledges that those of the Asia Pacific region are facing the adverse consequences of climate change due to their dependence upon, and close relationship with, the oceans, rivers and waterways.

The venue this year is Boreen Point, Lake Cootharaba in the UNESCO -listed biosphere of Noosa, with satellite locations at Coolum and Bli Bli on the Sunshine Coast.

The Human Rights Arts and Film Festival

May 12, 2011 to June 12, 2011

  • Melbourne – May 12 – 22
  • Canberra – May 26 – 29
  • Alice Springs – May 27 – 29
  • Brisbane – June 3 – 4
  • Sydney – Jun 3 – 5
  • Byron Bay – June 3 – 5
  • Adelaide – June 10 – 12
  • Perth – June 10 – 12

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