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Wesley Stacey, Burning forest remnant on the Monaro, 1981
Chromogenic Print
35.5 x 55.0 cm

Artist and curator talk with Wesley Stacey and Stephen Zagala, followed by exhibition launch at 2pm (exhibition to be opened by Gael Newton).

Monash Gallery of Art website

Artist talk: The wild thing

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Date
Sat 4 March

1-2pm

Venue

Monash Gallery of Art
860 Ferntree Gully Road
Wheelers Hill, VIC 3150
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Phone:
(03) 8544 0500

Tiger Palpatja, gift of Michael Moon

Join us for Yorta Yorta bilingual story-time and learn about the creation story of the might Dungala and Kaiela rivers. Then create your own story to share with your friends and family.

For primary school years. Tutor: Merle Miller.

Serpents & Stories, Rivers & Rhymes: Storytelling

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Date
Tue 4 April

10.30am - 12.30pm

Tickets
Free

Venue

Shepparton Art Museum (SAM)
70 Welsford St
Shepparton, VIC
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Train to Seymour, then bus. See: http://www.railmaps.com.au/routedetails.php?RouteSelect=21

Nici Cumpston, Budgee Creek 1, Barmah National Park, 2013
Archival inkjet print, hand coloured with synthetic polymer paint and pencil on canvas
Commissioned by the Friends of Shepparton Art Museum

Using upcycled and repurposed materials, create a river or sea creature and learn about the impact of plastic pollution on our waterways. Please bring a few of the following items: plastic food containers and bottles, toilet paper rolls, rubber bands and newspapers.

For primary school years. Tutor: Carolyn Cardinet. 

Under the Sea & in the River: Environmental Art Workshop

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Date
Wed 12 April

10.30am - 12.30pm

Tickets
Free

Venue

Shepparton Art Museum (SAM)
70 Welsford St
Shepparton, VIC
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TRAIN STOP

Train to Seymour, then bus. See: http://www.railmaps.com.au/routedetails.php?RouteSelect=21

With insect populations decreasing worldwide, let’s make them a little hotel and help them grow their family. Hang these hotels in your garden; it’s an AirBnB for the little critters.

For age 10 to 15 years. Tutor: Carolyn Cardinet. 

Insect Hotels: Habitat Awareness

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Date
Wed 12 April

1.30pm - 3.30pm

Tickets
Free

Venue

Shepparton Art Museum (SAM)
70 Welsford St
Shepparton, VIC
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TRAIN STOP

Train to Seymour, then bus. See: http://www.railmaps.com.au/routedetails.php?RouteSelect=21

Raquel Ormella, Settler Economy #1 (detail), 2016
Cotton, used work clothes, 2m x 2 m

From artist and scientist activists to innovative policymakers and visionary governors, in this open forum we discuss what it takes to create positive change for the planet. The official exhibition opening of Southern Economies will take place following the forum from 6pm-7pm.

With:

Niina Kautto – Urban sustainability and resilience researcher, Homeward Bound scientist
Cr Cathy Oke – Councillor, Chair of the Environment Portfolio, City of Melbourne
Raquel Ormella – Artist
Sara Savage – Editor, Assemble Papers 

 

Change makers, planet shakers

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Date
Fri 21 April

5pm - 6pm
Please arrive by 4.45pm

Tickets
Free

Presented by

CLIMARTE

Venue

LAB 14 Gallery, The Carlton Connect Initiative
Corner Swanston St and Grattan St
Carlton, VIC 3053
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Phone:
13 63 52

TRAIN STOP

Melbourne Central then tram

TRAM STOP

University of Melbourne

Murray Fredericks, Mirror 11, 2017
digital pigment print on cotton rag
120 x 155 cm

Murray Fredericks speaks about the latest instalment in his highly-acclaimed Salt project, which has seen the artist undertake intrepid journeys to South Australia’s Lake Eyre for more than a decade.

Artist talk: Murray Fredericks

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Date
Sat 22 April

12pm

Tickets
Free

Venue

ARC ONE Gallery
45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, VIC
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Phone:
03 9650 0589

TRAIN STOP

Parliament station

TRAM STOP

Corner Collins St & Spring St

Bike Route

Yes

Meet at the Counihan Gallery in Brunswick for an artist talk with sustainable jeweller Emma Grace. Then join us for a short walk to local studio Northcity4 to hear about their sustainability initiatives within their studio, individual artist practices and Inari Kiuru’s Indoor Forest with studio co-founder Ali Limb and artist and designer Inari Kiuru.

The talk will be followed by a Jewellery from Household Plastics Workshop with Emma Grace (Northcity4, 61 Weston Street, Brunswick).

 

Sustainable Studios and Jewellery Practices

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Date
Sat 22 April

2.30pm - 3.30pm

Tickets
Free

With

Northcity4 and Emma Grace

Venue

Counihan Gallery
233 Sydney Rd
Brunswick, VIC
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TRAIN STOP

Jewell Station on Upfield Line

TRAM STOP

Tram 19, stop 21 (Glenlyon Rd/Dawson St)

Bike Route

Yes, along Upfield bike path

Did you know that you can create stunning wearable pieces of art using simple plastics and ‘found objects’ from around the house? We’ll teach how to design and construct jewellery using basic tools and techniques that anyone can pick up. You’ll never look at shampoo bottle the same way again!

Emma Grace is a contemporary jeweller who is passionate about incorporating sustainability into her work. She was featured in The Age, Melbourne Magazine’s Top 100 most inspiring and influential people for her initiatives that combine craft and sustainability. She loves teaching and delights in all the wonderful things that transpire when a group of people get together to create!

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Sustainable Studios and Jewellery Practices

 

Jewellery from Household Plastics Workshop with Emma Grace

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Date
Sat 22 April

3.30pm - 4.30pm

Tickets
Free

Venue

NorthCity4 Studios
61 Weston Street
Brunswick, 3056
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Snowy Mountains Identikit - Self Portrait on Mt Twynam, Mt Kosciusko on Skyline - Atomic Theatre 1982
silkscreen on rag board, 97 x 118.5 cm, edition 12

Raymond Arnold speaks on his work Prospect & Refuge.

Artist talk: Raymond Arnold

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Date
Sat 22 April

2.30pm

Tickets
Free

Venue

Australian Galleries – Melbourne
28 Derby St
Collingwood, VIC
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Phone:
03 9417 4303

TRAM STOP

86 tram, stop 15

Penelope Davis, Sea-Change

MARS invites you to a floortalk on Saturday, 22 April from 4pm. Each artist will speak about their exhibition as part of ART+CLIMATE =CHANGE 2017.

Penelope Davis | Sea-Change
Joanne Mott | Mapped
Robert Hague | Colossus (after Goya)

View the exhibition catalogues here. All are welcome.

MARS Floortalk: Penelope Davis, Joanne Mott, Robert Hague

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Date
Sat 22 April

4pm

Tickets
Free

Venue

MARS Gallery
7 James St
Windsor, VIC
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Windsor Station

TRAM STOP

Chapel St stop 44, route number 78; High Street/ Chapel st corner stop, route number 6

EXIT, 2008-2015
View of the installation EXIT, Collection Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris
© Diller Scofidio + Renfro, with Mark Hansen, Laura Kurgan and Ben Rubin, in collaboration with Robert Gerard Pietrusko and Stewart Smith
Photo © Luc Boegly

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 EXIT at the Ian Potter Museum of Art provides a vibrant representation of some of the processes which link us, sometimes inextricably, planet-wide.

On Wednesday April 26th, a panel of experts will discuss EXIT and the issues it raises.

Erika Feller, Former UNHCR Assistant High Commissioner for Protection and Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow at The University of Melbourne, on Refugees and forced migration

Professor Brendan Gleeson, Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute on Population shifts and the growth of cities

Professor Lesley Head, School of Geography, on Natural Disasters and their impacts

Dr Celia McMichael, School of Geography, on Climate change, rising seas, displacement

Professor Andrew Walter, Melbourne School of Government on Global funding flows and remittances

You are urged to see EXIT before attending this event.

EXIT: Globalisation, Climate Change and Art

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Date
Wed 26 April

6.45pm

Tickets
Free

PRESEnted by

CLIMARTE
School of Geography – University of Melbourne
Ian Potter Museum of Art

Venue

Carillo Gantner Theatre, Sidney Myer Asia Centre
The University of Melbourne, 761 Swanston St
Melbourne, Vic 3000 Australia
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Nici Cumpston, Wooroo (mouth) Rock Well, Whroo - Rushworth State Forest, 2013. SAM Collection, commissioned by the Friends of SAM Inc., 2013, image courtesy and © the artist.

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.

SAM Out Late! April – Curatorial Floor Talk: FRESHWATER

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Date
Thu 27 April

5.30pm - 6.30pm

Tickets
Free

Venue

Shepparton Art Museum (SAM)
70 Welsford St
Shepparton, VIC
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TRAIN STOP

Train to Seymour, then bus. See: http://www.railmaps.com.au/routedetails.php?RouteSelect=21

Jahra Rager Wasasala | photography by Jocelen Janon

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 Pattison from Seed Mob Youth Climate Network and Flow artist Jen Rae

Contemporary dance performance from Feedback Loop artist Jahra Rager Wasasala.

About the artists and speakers:

Katie West is an interdisciplinary artist who explores the renewal of human connections with and within the natural environment. To this aim colonial histories are reconfigured and decolonised futures are imagined in response to global environmental concerns. Katie is of Yindjibarndi descent, from Noongar Booja (Perth and surrounding areas) in Western Australia. She is now based in Naarm (Melbourne) and is currently completing a Master of Contemporary Art at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne.

Claire G. Coleman is a Noongar woman whose ancestral country is the south coast of WA. She writes prose, poetry and non-fiction while travelling around the continent now called Australia in an old car and ragged caravan. In 2016 she was awarded a Black & White Indigenous Writing Fellowship. Her debut novel Terra Nullius will be published with Hachette Australia in August 2017.

Jacynta Fuamatu was born and raised in Sydneys West. Jacynta identifies as a Pacific Islander and as an Australian. In late 2014 she joined the Pacific Climate Warriors in direct action that disrupted business at the world’s largest coal port in Newcastle, and since then has been an advocate for climate justice. Jacynta is currently based in Melbourne, is the city coordinator for 350 Pacific and co-founder of the slow fashion, eco-conscious brand, Off2War.

Allara Briggs Pattison is a proud and whole Aboriginal – Yorta Yorta woman. Playing bass with the likes of Archie Roach and Nancy Bates has deepened her passion to strengthen, heal and inspire self-determination for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through encouraging all Australians to pursue lifestyle’s based around protecting nature, whilst taking care of each other as equals. Allara works tirelessly to preserve, and attain her cultural integrity including protection of sacred Indigenous land through sharing music, stories, opinions and opportunities. Seed Indigenous Youth Climate Network has challenged her resilience and unwavering devotion to the climate and social justice movements. She could not be more honored to be here.

Dr Jen Rae is a Canadian Métis (Indigenous)/Australian artist-researcher engaged in the discursive field of contemporary environmental art and a scholar in arts-based environmental communication. Her creative practice and research interests are grounded in transdisciplinary collaborative methodologies and ecological futures thinking. She is the Co-founder and Director of The Riparian Project. and a co-founder of Fair Share Fare, a multiplatform project focused on future food security in a time of climate change .

bloo/d/runk is a solo dance work from Fijian/NZ artist Jahra ‘Rager’ Wasasala that seeks to embody every woman of colour. This visceral and emotionally stirring work draws influence from the global epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous women, the current assault taking place on Indigenous land globally, and investigates the themes of Pacific diaspora and the relationship between the earth and the female form.
This event will be Auslan interpreted.

Decolonising Climate Action

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Date
Sat 29 April

2.30pm

Tickets
Free

Counihan Gallery
Blak Dot Gallery

Venue

Blak Dot Gallery
33 Saxon St
Brunswick, VIC
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TRAIN STOP

Brunswick station on Upfield Line

TRAM STOP

Tram 19, stop 21 (Glenlyon Rd/Dawson St)

Bike Route

Yes, along Upfield bike path

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
  • Murray Fredericks: Vanity at ARC ONE Gallery
  • 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 you don’t have a bike, you can hire one from the Melbourne Bike share station at Federation Square.

The tour will be conducted via on road bike lanes in city traffic, and is not appropriate for inexperienced riders. Places limited to 25 participants per tour. Meet in front of the Visitor Centre at Federation Square. 

Please note the tour does not return to Federation Square, but finishes at Ian Potter Museum of Art in Parkville.

 

Bike Tour with Squeaky Wheel: City

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Date
Sat 29 April

1.30pm - 4pm

Tickets
$10

Presented by

CLIMARTE

Venue

Federation Square
Swanston St & Flinders St
Melbourne, 3000
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TRAIN STOP

Flinders St

TRAM STOP

Flinders St

Bike Route

Yes

Tristen Parr, Mandy Martin and Alexander Boynes alongside Luminous relic in the studio. Courtesy of the artists. Photographer: Valerie Chetelat ©

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 change through a discussion on Luminous relic, developed through fieldwork in Geelong, specifically in relation to the Geelong Refinery.

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

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Date
Sat 29 April

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Tickets
Free

Venue

Geelong Gallery
55 Little Malop St
Geelong, VIC
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TRAIN STOP

Geelong Railway Station

TRAM STOP

Yes

Gisela Beer, Bloomtown illustration 2017

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 of Moreland and Brunswick area.

The work is a collaboration from Tanja Beer, Gisela Beer and Ashlee Hughes

Developed in partnership with Moreland City Council Public Art

About the artists: 

Tanja Beer: Tanja is an award winning ecological designer and Academic Fellow in Performance Design and Sustainability (Ecoscenography) at the Melbourne School of Design (University of Melbourne, Australia). Her practice-led research integrates public art and theatre-making with urban ecology. Tanja’s most significant work is The Living Stage, a global initiate that combines stage design, permaculture and community engagement to create recyclable, biodegradable and edible performance spaces.

Gisela Beer: Gisela graduated from the Faculty of Art and Design at Monash University with a Bachelor of Visual Communication (Honours) in 2014. During her studies she won the Deans Art Most Outstanding Illustration Award in 2013 and the Honours Project Award for her work ‘Typeplayer’ in 2014. She currently works as a graphic designer in the publishing industry and as a freelance illustrator. She specialises in editorial design for print with an interest in typography and type design, as well as in illustration using digital and traditional media.

Ashlee Hughes: A graduate of Victorian College of the Arts Production course, Ashlee designs and make Set, Props and puppets. In 2013 Ashlee went to New York and undertook an internship with Phantom Limb Puppetry company, to learn puppetry making skills, this has inspired puppet installations as a part of “Scenes on the Yarra”, a project that connects people with their local waterways through performance. She has a keen interest in sustainability and site specific projects that engage with the natural world.

Bloomtown – Living Public Art Installation

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Dates
Sun 30 April - Sun 21 May

CLIMARTE

Venue

Counihan Gallery
233 Sydney Rd
Brunswick, VIC
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Anna Madeleine, Tin Can Telephones, 2017
String and tin cans
Dimensions variable

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 inner maker, contribute to prototypes realised live at the event, and create the future of sustainable technology.

* MacGyver 2100 is a ThoughtLAB-14 event presented by the Carlton Connect Initiative in partnership with the Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre for ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2017. This event is also part of Melbourne Knowledge Week 1-7 May 2017 proudly presented by the City of Melbourne.

ThoughtLAB-14: MacGyver 2100

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Date
Tue 2 May

6pm - 7.30pm

Tickets
Free

Venue

Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre
251 Faraday St
Carlton, VIC
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TRAIN STOP

Melbourne Central then Tram

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University of Melbourne

Chris Wainwright, Red Ice 3, Disko Bay, West Greenland, 2009, C type photograph

Ocean Imaginaries is an international exhibition; presented by RMIT Gallery that focuses on some of the contradictions and conflicted feelings raised by how the ocean is imagined in an age of environmental risk.

In this curator’s talk, Associate Professor Linda Williams will take a guided tour of the exhibition and talk about how Ocean Imaginaries responds to a recent turn to the ocean in the environmental humanities.

Curator’s talk: Ocean Imaginaries

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Date
Fri 5 May

1pm - 2pm

Tickets
Free

Venue

RMIT Gallery
344 Swanston St
Melbourne, VIC Australia
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Melbourne Central – RMIT Gallery is located diagonally opposite

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Melbourne Central – RMIT Gallery is located diagonally opposite. The gallery can also be reached by trams traveling on Swanston and La Trobe Streets, including the City Circle tram.

Bike Route

Yes

Joel Rea, Resolution, 2014.

Tours of Ocean Imaginaries are held Monday to Friday from 11 am to 4 pm throughout the exhibition.

Bookings: (03) 9925 1717

We welcome school, tertiary and community groups and can tailor tours to suit different requirements framed around discussions of artist’s responding to environmental risk and climate change. Tours take 30 minutes and are conducted by Dr Evelyn Tsitas, RMIT Gallery Education Coordinator.

Responding to a recent turn to the ocean in the environmental humanities, this international exhibition considers how reflections on the ocean are aesthetically reconfigured when viewed from a contemporary urban perspective.

Ocean Imaginaries is the 5th major exhibition on themes of environmental concern expressed through the arts that RMIT Gallery and Associate Professor Linda Williams from the RMIT School of Art have cooperatively curated.

This international exhibition includes works by 20 artists responding to various perceptions of global oceans.

Featuring Anne Bevan, Emma Critchley and John Roach,Alejandro Durán, Simon Finn, Lynne Roberts-Goodwin, Chris Jordan, Sam Leach, Janet Laurence, Mariele Neudecker, Joel Rea, Dominic Redfern, Debbie Symons, Jason deCaires Taylor, teamLAB, Guido van der Werve, Chris Wainwright, Lynette Wallworth and Josh Wodack.

“Though artists have always responded to the nonhuman world, it is really only in the past three decades that environmental critique has become a major theme of contemporary art,” Associate Professor Williams said.

Free guided tours: Ocean Imaginaries

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Dates
Fri 5 May - Sat 1 July

11am-4pm, 30 min tour

Tickets
Free

Venue

RMIT Gallery
344 Swanston St
Melbourne, VIC Australia
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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.

 

 

Flow: Artist and Curator talks

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Date
Sat 6 May

2.30pm - 4pm

Tickets
Free

Venue

Counihan Gallery
233 Sydney Rd
Brunswick, VIC
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Audiences experience Coral, Rekindling Venus, under the dome

As part of the major international exhibition Ocean Imaginaries at RMIT Gallery, Coral, Rekindling Venus, Australian artist Lynette Wallworth’s major work for fulldome digital planetariums, will be shown for the first time in Melbourne.

Celebrated for her use of interactive technologies to create immersive installations, Wallworth’s work is a frameless meditation on the fragility and fascinating beauty of coral, taking audiences into the mysterious realm of fluorescent coral reefs, bioluminescent sea creatures and rare marine life living in the oceans most threatened by climate change.

The Brisbane based artist’s immersive installations and films reflect connections between people and the natural world. Wallworth is at the frontier of the use of digital domes to enable a fully immersive space where art, technology, science and beauty can converge.

In this public program event at RMIT Gallery, the celebrated artist and TED Talk veteran will disucss her work.

“My intent is to leave the audience with a sense of wonder for the complexity of the coral community and a deep-felt longing to see it survive.” – Lynette Wallworth

 

Under the Dome

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Date
Thu 11 May

5.30pm - 6.30pm

Tickets
Free

Venue

RMIT Gallery
344 Swanston St
Melbourne, VIC Australia
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TRAIN STOP

Melbourne Central – RMIT Gallery is located diagonally opposite

TRAM STOP

Melbourne Central – RMIT Gallery is located diagonally opposite. The gallery can also be reached by trams traveling on Swanston and La Trobe Streets, including the City Circle tram.

Bike Route

Yes

RMIT Gallery is hosting an In Conversation event with Ocean Imaginaries artist Lynette Wallworth and exhibition curator, Associate Professor Linda Williams, RMIT School of Art. They will discuss the recent turn to the ocean in the environmental humanities, and how environmental critique has become a major theme of contemporary art.

Ocean Imaginaries is the fifth major exhibition on themes of environmental concern expressed through the arts that RMIT Gallery and Associate Professor Linda Williams from the RMIT School of Art have cooperatively curated.

Celebrated for her use of interactive technologies to create immersive installations, Wallworth’s work is a frameless meditation on the fragility and fascinating beauty of coral, taking audiences into the mysterious realm of fluorescent coral reefs, bioluminescent sea creatures and rare marine life living in the oceans most threatened by climate change.

Art & Environmental Risk

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Date
Fri 12 May

1pm - 2pm

Tickets
Free

Venue

RMIT Gallery
344 Swanston St
Melbourne, VIC Australia
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TRAIN STOP

Melbourne Central – RMIT Gallery is located diagonally opposite

TRAM STOP

Melbourne Central – RMIT Gallery is located diagonally opposite. The gallery can also be reached by trams traveling on Swanston and La Trobe Streets, including the City Circle tram.

Bike Route

Yes

Set your wheels in motion with an ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2017 bicycle tour!

Join us for a special electric bike tour out to Heide Museum of Modern Art where Rebecca Mayo: Habitus is featured as part of ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2017.

Meet at Velo Cycles (815 Nicholson St, Brunswick East), collect your electric bike and set off on the Yarra River trail to Heide Musuem of Modern Art.

You will arrive at Heide for some lunch and to listen to artist Rebecca Mayo and CEO of CLIMARTE Guy Abrahams discuss the role that art can play in creating community and raising awareness of the implications of climate change.

12pm: Meet & greet at Velo Cycles; allocate e-bikes / Safety induction
12.30pm: Start ride
1.30pm: Arrive at Heidi/ Cyclists have lunch
2pm: Rebecca Mayo artist talk
3pm: Depart for ride back to Velo Cycles
4pm: Arrive at Velo Cycles

Electric bike hire included.

Please note, entry to the Rebecca Mayo exhibition is included in the ride participation fee. Admission to other areas of Heide is charged at $18 – Adult; $14 – Concession; Members FREE

 

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Electric bike tour with Squeaky Wheel: Heide

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Date
Sun 14 May

12pm-4pm

Tickets
$10

Venue

Velo Cycles
815 Nicholson St
Brunswick East, 3057
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Bike Route

Capital City Trail

Listen to artist Rebecca Mayo and CEO of CLIMARTE Guy Abrahams discuss the role that art can play in creating community and raising awareness of the implications of climate change.

Art talk: Rebecca Mayo and Guy Abrahams

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Date
Sun 14 May

2-4pm

Tickets
Free

Venue

Heide Museum of Modern Art
7 Templestowe Rd
Bulleen, VIC
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Garth Henderson, Cathedral LandschaftPark, 2015
Fuji Crystal Archive Digital Photograph
305 x 406mm

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

Featuring writer and activist Nayuka Gorrie and artist Rushdi Anwar.

Facilitated by Matt Wicking.

 

 

Artists Respond: Critical and Creative responses to a changing planet

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Date
Wed 17 May

6.30pm - 8:00pm

Tickets
Free

Venue

Counihan Gallery
233 Sydney Rd
Brunswick, VIC
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The Carlton Connect Initiative at LAB-14 is proud to present the Ad Lib Collective with their program of new works which invite reflection and discussion about humanity’s response to the changing climate. This hour-long experience moves seamlessly through musical works which flow over an undercurrent of light and sound installations, immersing the audience in a visceral world of melting ice and its implied consequences.

The Ad Lib Collective and the Penny Quartet, invites you to experience this thought-provoking program which was recently workshopped in a residency at the Banff Centre for Creative Arts in Alberta, Canada.

Ad Lib Collective
Thea Rossen (Percussion/Composer)
Jared Yapp (Composer)

Penny Quartet
Amy Brookman (violin)
Madeleine Jevons (violin)
Anthony Chataway (viola)
Jarrad Mathie (guest cello)
Giovanni Vinci (Double Bass)

Lighting and Sound by Camillo Mac – Upstage Sound

Poetry by Nick Drake

Music for our changing climate

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Date
Wed 17 May

8-9pm

Venue

LAB 14 Gallery, The Carlton Connect Initiative
Corner Swanston St and Grattan St
Carlton, VIC 3053
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Phone:
13 63 52

Tickets

$20 adult, $15 concession

Mandy Martin, Alexander Boynes and Tristen Parr
Luminous relic (work in progress)
pigments, sands, crusher dust, acrylic, oil on linen; 5 panels
Three-channel HD video projection and stereo sound score, 5’35’’ duration, looped.
260cm x 1210cm

Geelong Gallery’s Director, Jason Smith, will present an insightful lecture on Many Martin, exploring her prominent career and her focus on conservation, the landscape and the social and political agency of the artist.

This lecture is part of the First Friday lecture series, inspiring talks that are fundraising events for the Friends of the Gallery. It begins at 10.15am with coffee, tea and scones before the lecture begins at 11am. No bookings required. Members $10/Non-members $12.

Lecture: Jason Smith – Luminous Relic

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Date
Fri 2 June

11am

Tickets
$10 – $12

Venue

Geelong Gallery
55 Little Malop St
Geelong, VIC
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Kylie Stillman, installation view, 'Local Branch' (detail), hand-cut paperback books. Image courtesy of the artist and Utopia Art Sydney. Photograph: Kylie Stillman

Kylie Stillman will discuss her practice and work exhibited in The Opposite of Wild. Hear first hand about the techniques used to create one of her largest ‘book sculptures’ to date.

Meet the artist: Kylie Stillman

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Date
Sun 18 June

2pm

Tickets
Free

Venue

Domain House, Royal Botanic Gardens
Dallas Brooks Drive
South Yarra, VIC
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Sam Leach, Monkey On Mossy Rock, 2016
Oil and resin on wood
40x50 (cm)
Courtesy of Sullivan Strumpf

Hear artist Sam Leach discuss his practice and works from his solo exhibition Avian Interplanetary. Find out about Sam’s incredible photo-realistic painting technique, as well as the fascinating concept that underpins his current work.

Meet the artist: Sam Leach

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Date
Thu 27 July

6.30-7.30pm

Tickets
Free

Venue

Domain House, Royal Botanic Gardens
Dallas Brooks Drive
South Yarra, VIC
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