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.

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Romantic Conversations: The Human, Non-Human and Inhuman

November 16, 2012 12:00 am to November 17, 2012 12:00 am November 16, 2012 12:00 am to November 17, 2012 12:00 am

Call for Papers (Symposium) – RSAA Postgraduate Symposium
The University of Melbourne is holding the Romantic Conversations conference on the  16-17 November 2012. They are have a call out for papers – Abstract submissions by: 19 October 2012
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Keynote Speakers: Peter Otto (University of Melbourne), John Rundell (University of Melbourne), Bob White (UWA)


Moving Stories: A fully accessible filmmaking program

October 13, 2012 6:00 am 6:00 am

Wild@heART Community Arts presents Moving Stories, a ten-week fully accessible filmmaking program for people with diverse abilities.

This is a chance for you to tell your story with film and have your voice heard. At the end of the program you will have your very own short film and we will hold a film launch in a Melbourne public venue for family, friends and the whole community.

Beginners are welcome

Wild@heART Community Arts works with people with diverse abilities or mental health challenges to tell their stories through high quality arts making and community engagement.


When: Saturdays beginning 13 October 1-4pm
Where: Arts House, North Melbourne Town Hall, 521 Queensberry St, North Melbourne, corner Errol St. Tram on route 57, stop 12.

Cost: $5 per week.

Bookings essential. Limited places available.
Contact Eliza Hull at

HIROSHIMA at Gasworks

Hiroshima and Nagasaki experienced the horrors of nuclear weapons for the first time in human history.

The two cities were destroyed instantly. Hundreds of thousands of people were killed. Among those who managed to survive, suffering inflicted by the A-bomb radiation continues even to this day.

This important exhibition from the City of Hiroshima features artefacts from the bombings, as well as activities to promote a nuclear-weapon-free world.

This is a free public event displaying A-bomb artefacts from the Hiroshima Peace Museum

LAUNCH NIGHT: Tuesday, October 9th, 6.30PM

LOCATION: Gasworks Arts Park, 21 Graham Street, Albert Park (Melbourne)


Supported by: International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, Hiroshima Peace Museum, Medical Association for Prevention of War, Japanese for Peace, Gasworks Arts Park

What is the Point (Environmental Expressionism)

October 4, 2012 3:00 am to October 27, 2012 3:00 am October 4, 2012 3:00 am to October 27, 2012 3:00 am

Artist’s Peter Biram, Jim Brown (Poet) and  Peter Rowe exhibition opens this Thursday at 6.30pm in Gallery One at Walker Gallery, Cnr. Walker & Robinson Streets, Dandenong, VIC, 3175

To be opened by Ms. Heidi Victoria MP Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier & Parliamentary Secretary Assisting the Premier with the Arts.

More information can be found here

ArtAbility® exhibition 2012

September 28, 2012 2:00 am

In 2012, ADEC will again be proudly presenting ArtAbility® to the public.

The exhibition will run from 10th to 17th December, and will be located at The Atrium, Federation Square, as it has been in years past. This exhibition unites a range of talented artists of all ages from a variety of cultures.

This year’s theme is Dreams, and we are eagerly anticipating interpretations of this theme, presented in a variety of mediums including paintings (oil, acrylic, ink), sketches, sculptures, tapestries, photographs and poetry.

ArtAbility® is now in its 8th year. It provides a high profile platform for artists to express themselves in a way that transcends language, race, age, physical and mental health challenges. Many up and coming artists have gone on to host their own exhibitions after taking part in ArtAbility®, and artworks have been purchased by many high profile customers and are on display in public and corporate venues around Melbourne.

ArtAbility® is proudly sponsored by Hope For The Future, Federation Square, Disability Services Commissioner, MediQuest, Motion Printing, iD-Concepts and Dean’s Art.