The Power & the Passion: James Price Point Campaign Photographic Exhibition

How a community triumphed over corporate greed.

The Power and the Passion is a photographic exhibition highlighting the power of the Kimberley’s landscapes and the Passion of those who defend it.

The evening will be a celebration of community triumphing over corporate greed, and a chance for us to discuss how we can move forward together in our ongoing work to protect culture, community and our environment.

power and passion

Some of the work can be previewed here.

It’s also a chance for us to pat each other on the back and celebrate our success in defending James Price Point.

Where: 339 High St, Northcote, Victoria.
Opening night: 6pm-9pm, Friday 10 May 2013.
Exhibition dates: 10-3pm, Wed-Sun, until 1 June 2013.

All works will be available for sale.


December 10, 2012 to December 17, 2012

In 2012, ADEC will again be proudly presenting ArtAbility® to the public, with support from the City of Melbourne.

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, MediQuest, Motion Printing, iD-Concepts and Dean’s Art.


Submissions Open: British Council’s Realise Your Dream. An award for Australian creatives

April 23, 2012 9:00 am to June 3, 2012 12:00 am April 23, 2012 9:00 am to June 3, 2012 12:00 am April 23, 2012 9:00 am to June 3, 2012 12:00 am


This year, the British Council’s Realise Your Dream celebrates 10 years of nurturing Australian creative talent by offering three lucky winners the chance to win a $10,000 cash prize and a return trip to the UK, where they can meet their creative heroes and will experience all the cultural richness the UK has to offer.

Realise Your Dream is a unique opportunity for people working within the first ten years of their career, in any creative industry – from theatre to publishing, visual art to music, digital media to industrial design, etc. There is no age-limit, and applicants from all over Australia are welcome. 

Go to for more information about the programme, its past winners and to apply.

Applications close 3 June 2012.

Realise Your Dream is a British Council initiative, in association with Virgin Atlantic, BBC Knowledge, triple j, NIX Co, Boccalatte and Show Group.

Produce to the People distribute your backyard fruit & veg to the needy

Based in Tasmania, Penelope Dodd is the brains behind the Produce to the People scheme, which gathers excess fruit and vegies from your backyard garden and gives them to people in need. Gardeners can drop off their fruit and vegetables to local collection points such as local cafes which is then donated to welfare agencies such as St Vincent de Paul and The Salvation ArmyState of Green spoke to Penelope Dodd – Read more about the scheme here.….

The Repair Workshops: Expression of Interest for Collaborators (State of Design 2011)

The Repair Workshops is a five day collaborative exploration of the concept of ‘repair’. The workshops will be run as part of the 2011 State of Design Festival held in Melbourne in the last week of July. Eco Innovators are currently seeking expressions of interest from artists, designers, scientists and engineers to be involved in this exciting project that has received funding support from the City of Melbourne. Continue reading “The Repair Workshops: Expression of Interest for Collaborators (State of Design 2011)”