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Yongan Yorgahs by Toogarr Morrison (Perth)

February 5, 2011 in Art, Calendar, Exhibition, Indigenous, Perth+WA

February 11, 2011 to March 5, 2011

The ‘Yongan Yorgahs’ exhibition is part of a set of new paintings by local indigenous artist and Bibbullmun elder Toogarr Morrison. This solo show recognises and celebrates the females of the Bibbullmun Nation of south west Western Australia and their role in society, both in the past and in the present. The vibrant style and imposing scale combines political with metaphysical and draws upon a number of traditions of painting. Gallery Central, 12 Aberdeen Street, Perth.

art + soul exhibition

January 15, 2011 in Calendar, Exhibition, Indigenous, Sydney+NSW

August 28, 2010 to June 30, 2011

art + soul explores the diversity of Indigenous culture through three themes: ‘home and away’, ‘dreams and nightmares’ and ‘bitter and sweet’. Drawing on key works from the Art Gallery of NSW collection, it reveals the myriad contemporary artistic expressions that evidence the enduring heritage of Indigenous Australia, in all its diversity and complexity.

This exhibition highlights the artists and art featured in the groundbreaking three-part documentary series art + soul televised on ABC late last year.

Endangered marine organism raises questions of supply in Elfrun Lach exhibition: Corollary

January 12, 2011 in Art, Calendar, Crafts, Exhibition, Jewellery, Melbourne+VIC

January 21, 2011 to March 5, 2011

Corollary explores the history and ongoing symbolic function of red coral, one of the oldest traditionally used materials in gold and silver-smithing. Despite the rarity of coral, its application within jewellery practice has persisted over time due to a belief in its talismanic qualities. Combining actual and simulated forms of this precious material, the works in Corollary aim to raise questions about ethical supply and usage. Venue: Gallery 2, Craft Victoria, 31 Flinders Lane, Melbourne. Cost: free

Green Earth Day 2011: environmental festival, Brisbane

December 20, 2010 in Art, Brisbane+QLD, Calendar, Community, Festival

March 12, 2011

Green Earth Day (previously Green Earth Festival) is a free, family orientated, grassroots, community event which aims to stimulate awareness by bringing environmental, green, health and lifestyle, cruelty-free, recycling and sustainable issues into the public eye; encourage people to make simple changes in their everyday lives to help our environment and the world we leave for generations to come. It will be held in the Brisbane City Botanic Gardens. To take Part in Green Earth Day as a performer, speaker, stallholder or sponsor click here.

InBetween: King Island new media community project

December 20, 2010 in Art, Calendar, Exhibition, Film, Hobart+TAS, Multiple Disciplinary, Music, Screening

March 31, 2011 to April 3, 2011

InBetween is a new media community project created through a residency at the King Island Cultural Centre by Melbourne’s The Gertrude Association, working with the young adults of the island. Incorporating large-scale projections, original contemporary music and vocals, the spaces InBetween will come alive in Currie over four nights. Celebrate the end of the project on Sunday 3 April at the free Dance Hall event featuring Ashley MacIsaac with Quinn Bachand.

Green Cities 2011

November 5, 2010 in Built Environment, Calendar, Conference, Melbourne+VIC

February 27, 2011 to March 2, 2011

The Green Building Council of Australia and the Property Council of Australia invite you to attend Green Cities 2011 held in Melbourne from Sun 27th February – Wed 2nd March. Come along and commit to the realities and possibilities of green building, challenge yourself to move beyond business-as-usual, and to create solutions, partnerships and prospects. You can’t afford to miss – Green Cities 2011: Partnering for Solutions. Book by 17/12 for earlybird discount. Click here to see the conference program.