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EXIT: Globalisation, Climate Change and Art

April 26 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Carillo Gantner Theatre, Sidney Myer Asia Centre, The University of Melbourne, 761 Swanston St
Melbourne, Vic 3000 Australia

Globalisation has always been contested. Its economic and cultural transformations have been promoted and welcomed by some; its incursions bitterly resisted by others. Meanwhile, the pace of globalisation is accelerating. Its instabilities and impacts are intensifying. We are leaving one world behind and entering others. How can we think about these interwoven drivers of exit and entry? How best to represent, understand and respond to them? Can art play a role here? In a time of increasing anxiety about globalisation and its impacts, the installation…

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SAM Out Late! April – Curatorial Floor Talk: FRESHWATER

April 27 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Shepparton Art Museum (SAM), 70 Welsford St
Shepparton, VIC

Join us for a drink and walk through FRESHWATER with SAM Director Dr Rebecca Coates. She will discuss how artists have engaged with the theme of fresh waterways and its significance to Shepparton.

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Decolonising Climate Action

April 29 @ 8:00 am
Blak Dot Gallery, 33 Saxon St
Brunswick, VIC

Blak Dot Gallery and the Counihan Gallery In Brunswick, in partnership with ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2017 are pleased to present an afternoon of performances, conversations and readings on Decolonising Climate Action. The event brings together artists, activists and experts to creatively respond to and discuss Indigenous knowledge systems informing decolonised climate action on land management, sustainability, climate justice and climate refugees. Featuring: Readings from Feedback Loop artist Katie West and Claire G Coleman Conversation on Decolonising Climate Action Facilitated by Dr Tyson Yunkaporta with Jacynta Fuamatu from 350Pacific, Allara…

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$10

Bike Tour with Squeaky Wheel: City

April 29 @ 8:00 am
Federation Square, Swanston St & Flinders St
Melbourne, 3000

Set your wheels in motion with an ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2017 bicycle tour! Starting at Fed Square, you’ll visit four festival exhibitions, hearing from the artist/curator at each stop. This tour includes visits to: Lauren Berkowitz: The Bottles at Margaret Lawrence Gallery Ted Barraclough: Birdmanat Chapter House Lane Raquel Ormella: Southern Economies at Carlton Connect Initiative and finishes at:     Diller Scofidio + Renfro: EXIT at Ian Potter Museum of Art in Parkville. Bring a bicycle in good working order and wear appropriate brightly coloured clothing. If…

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In conversation – Mandy Martin, Alexander Boynes, Guy Abrahams, Bronwyn Johnson and Jason Smith

April 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Geelong Gallery, 55 Little Malop St
Geelong, VIC

Geelong Gallery host a dynamic conversation with exhibiting artists Mandy Martin and Alexander Boynes, Co-founder and CEO of CLIMARTE, Guy Abrahams, Executive Director of CLIMARTE, Bronwyn Johnson and Geelong Gallery Director, Jason Smith. This event will be a collaborative examination of the ongoing and cumulative effects of industry on landscapes, fragile ecosystems, human conditions, and remind us of the social and political agency of the artist. The panel will discuss arts capacity to creatively engage and inspire action on climate…

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Bloomtown – Living Public Art Installation

April 30 @ 8:00 am - May 21 @ 5:00 pm
Counihan Gallery, 233 Sydney Rd
Brunswick, VIC

From 30 April – 21 May the Speaker’s Plinth outside the gallery will be transformed into a piece of living and growing public art. Bloomtown explores the intersection of street art and urban gardening in the context of climate change. The work is manifested through the creation of a ‘living illustration’ that depicts scenes of Melbourne’s urban sprawl being transformed into a bright green future. The project includes native plants that have a strong connection to the biodiversity of the City…

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ThoughtLAB-14: MacGyver 2100

May 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre, 251 Faraday St
Carlton, VIC

The Earth has been stripped bare of every last elemental resource. Humanity is still reeling from the collapse of capitalism in the late 21st century. The mistaken promise of technology as the only pathway to a sustainable way of life broken with the reality that technology itself requires finite resources. Out of the dust, makers, tinkerers, and inventors flourish recycling, upcycling, and repurposing devices, machines, and gadgets. With the help of a guest panel we invite you to channel your…

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Curator’s talk: Ocean Imaginaries

May 5 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
RMIT Gallery, 344 Swanston St
Melbourne, VIC Australia

With Associate Professor Linda Williams. Bookings essential: 03 9925 1717 / rmit.gallery@rmit.edu.au

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Flow: Artist and Curator talks

May 6 @ 8:00 am - May 7 @ 5:00 pm
Counihan Gallery, 233 Sydney Rd
Brunswick, VIC

Join Flow exhibition artists and curator to hear a discussion of their work and the exhibition. Featuring Heather Hesterman, Bridget Hillebrand, Rebecca Mayo, Jen Rae and Sarah Tomasetti. This event will be Auslan interpreted    

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Artists Respond: Critical and Creative responses to a changing planet

May 17 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Counihan Gallery, 233 Sydney Rd
Brunswick, VIC

Join artists and sustainability experts for our critical discussion group around climate change response, sustainability and creativity. If you are an artist or creative working with sustainability in the content or methods of your practice we would love for you to take part in this discussion group. Call us for more details: 03 9389 8622 Facilitated by Matt Wicking.    

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