Rosemary Laing, The Paper, Tuesday, 2013

 Art Workshop: Land Art
Heide Museum of Modern Art

Date: Saturday 11 April 2015
Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Where: Heide Museum of Modern Art
Tickets: Free

In Weathering, Rosemary Laing depicts weather as a phenomenon arising from human rather than meteorological activity. Artist Elaine Clocherty leads a tour of Heide’s Indigenous Remnant Conservation Zone, located within an Ecological Vegetation Class area that has been classified as ‘endangered’. Participants can witness the effects of climate change and the recent restoration of biodiversity in this fragile environment before collaborating on a site-specific artwork.

Adult: $55.00, Concession/member: $50.00.
Bookings essential 9850 1500
Sidney Myer Education Centre

http://www.heide.com.au/programs/calendar/

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Angelina Pwerle, Bush plum (29-209), 2009

Angelina Pwerle: Time and Space
Niagara Galleries

Date: Tuesday 14 April
Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm
Where: Niagara Galleries, 245 Punt Road, Richmond
Tickets: Free

In conjunction with  ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2015 , Niagara Galleries welcomes acclaimed director, Peter Hylands from Creative Cowboy Films to open the Angelina Pwerle: Time and Space exhibition time and space and launch the documentary Bush Plum: the contemporary art of Angelina Pwerle.  Peter Hylands will speak about the impact of climate change in Central Australia.

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Christian Thompson, I’m not going anywhere without you, 2009

Artist talk with Dr. Les Walkling: Earth Matters

Date: Thursday 17 April
Time: 2:00pm
Where: MGA Monash Gallery of Art
Tickets: Free,Bookings preferred: email mga@monash.vic.gov.au

Dr Les Walkling will discuss his work with the Ninety Degrees Five photographic collective and their unique collaborative explorations of place.

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Christian Thompson, I’m not going anywhere without you, 2009

Curator’s Talk: Earth Matters

Date: Thursday 23 April
Time: 11:00am
Where: MGA Monash Gallery of Art
Tickets: Free,Bookings preferred: email mga@monash.vic.gov.au

Join Stephen Zagala, MGA Curator for a walk-though of Earth Matters: contemporary photographers in the landscape.

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Sue Lovegrove, Untitled, 2015

Artists’ Talk: Sue Lovegrove & Martin King

Date: Saturday 25 April
Time: 3:00pm
Where: Gallerysmith
Tickets: Free, RSVP to emma@gallerysmith.com.au

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Ash Keating, Continuum II, 2013

The Future of Energy
RMIT Design Hub

Date: Tuesday 28 April, 2015
Time: 6:15pm – 7:30pm
Where: RMIT Design Hub, Gallery Space
Tickets: $10 (includes a complimentary glass of wine and snacks)

Join Future Crunch at the RMIT Design Hub for a panel on the future of energy, featuring Perceptive Power curator Jodi Newcombe and Dr Phil Blythe, Founder and Managing Director, GreenSync. This event offers fresh perspectives on how humanity is using science and technology to find new solutions to our biggest challenges, and will be both a mind-expanding and sensory experience. Part of the Perceptive Power public program and the ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE festival.

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Ash Keating, Continuum II, 2013

The Art of Open Data Platforms: Participatory democracy in the smart city
RMIT Design Hub

Date: Wednesday 29 April, 2015
Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Where: RMIT Design Hub, Gallery Spac

We’ll look at a number of recent initiatives in Melbourne that have engaged the public through creative open data platforms, from City of Melbourne trees that respond to
your email to buildings that run. Are these projects, and many others
like them, successful in changing the relationship between a citizen and their environment? And will they result in a positive shift in the perception of ‘opening data’?

Invited guests:
Dr. Steven Manos, Director of Research Platform Services, University of Melbourne; Steve Bennett, Open Knowledge Foundation Open Data Ambassador; Craig Roussac, CEO, Buildings Alive; Lorraine Tighe, Smart City and Innovation Program Manager, City of Melbourne.

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Rosemary Laing, The Paper, Tuesday, 2013

Morning Tea: Weathering
Heide Museum of Modern Art

Date: Thursday 30 April 2015
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Where: Heide Museum of Modern Art
Tickets: ADULT $22.00 | CONC/MEMB $18.00

Join CLIMARTE’s Guy Abrahams and David Karoly, Professor of Atmospheric Science, The University of Melbourne , as they discuss Rosemairy Laing’s exhibition Weathering in the context of climate change in Australia.

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Ash Keating, Continuum II, 2013

The Economics of Art: On the relationship between arts and industry
RMIT Design Hub

Date: Thursday 30 April, 2015
Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Where: RMIT Design Hub, Gallery Space

Is the critical voice of the artist, acting independently of benefactors, the strongest position from which to leverage change? Or is the artist most effective when working as a change agent in collaboration with government and industry partners? Different perspectives are explored on the funding of art and how this influences and guides art’s role in society.

Invited guests:
Esther Anatolitis, Director of Regional Arts Victoria, and co-curator of Architecture+Philosophy
Pippa Dickson, CEO, Glenorchy Art and Sculpture Park
Liz Dunn, Artistic Associate, Aphids

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Ash Keating, Continuum II, 2013

Place-making for Sustainability: The role of public art
RMIT Design Hub

Date: Friday 1 May, 2015
Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Where: RMIT Design Hub, Gallery Space

How can artists and urban designers help us reconnect to the often
hidden or submerged environmental infrastructures in a city, such as energy, water or waste systems and natural ecologies? What are the potential benefits of bringing these to the surface?

Invited guests:
Gilbert Rochecouste, Founder and Managing Director, Village Well
Hugh Adamson, Co-Founder & Associate, CoDesign Studio
Tom Civil, Artist

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Mandy Martin and  Alexander Boynes, Blast, 2015

anthropSLAM

Date: Sunday 3 May 2015
Time: 3-5pm
Where: Australian Galleries, 28 Derby St, Collingwood
Tickets: Free

The anthropSLAM is presented as part of the exhibition The Warming, 3- 24 May 2015 at Australian Galleries, 28 Derby St, Collingwood. 03 9417 4303

Leading local and international Artists have been invited by Mandy Martin participate in an anthropSLAM where each Artist will present a 1-3 minute pitch about an artwork they’ve submitted to the Anthropocene Cabinet of Curiosities.  Moderated by William L Fox, Director Art+ Environment, Nevada Museum of Art USA, with Dr Libby Robin, Professor, Fenner School of Environment and Society ANU, and Associate Professor Dr. Peter Christoff, MSSI, The University of Melbourne.

Participating Artists include: Mandy Martin, David Buckland (UK), Dale Cox, Mark Booth, Janet Laurence, Richard Tipping, Barbie Kjar and more.

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Amy Balkin, Public Smog,  2004 – ongoing

Amy Balkin: Public Smog
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fifth Assessment Report
Executive Summary Public Reading

Date: NB POSTPONED
Time:
Where: Andrew Lee King Fun Gallery (Ian Potter Museum of Art, The Melbourne School of Design) Ground level, Building 133, Spencer Road
Tickets: Free

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Ash Keating, Continuum II, 2013

Collapsing Roles: The artist, curator and creative producer
RMIT Design Hub

Date: Wednesday 6 May, 2015
Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Where: RMIT Design Hub, Gallery Space

Does the particular nature of politically and socially engaged art, such as that focusing on sustainability, demand a collapsing of roles? How is this work, which seeks to sculpt the world around us, best presented in a gallery space?

Invited guests:
Dr Geoff Hogg, Director, Centre of Art Society and Transformation, RMIT Fleur Watson and Kate Rhodes, Curators at RMIT Design Hub
Tin Nguyen and Ed Cutting, Tin & Ed Damian Smith, Design and Social Context, CAST, RMIT University

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Ash Keating, Continuum II, 2013

Art+Science+Ecology: Future directions for research and education
RMIT Design Hub

Date: Thursday 7 May, 2015
Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Where: RMIT Design Hub, Gallery Space

Guests will share their experience of different models that encourage collaboration between artists and scientists within universities, with a view to developing an ecologically focused stream of study in Melbourne.

Invited guests:
Dr Jordan Lacey, Lecturer, Architecture and Design, RMIT / Artist
Dr Renee Beale, Cultural Programs Manager, Carlton Connect Initiative, and Science Communicator & Curator, School of Chemistry, University of Melbourne, Dr Ascelin Gordon, Research Fellow in the Interdisciplinary Conservation Science Research Group, RMIT University

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Ash Keating, Continuum II, 2013

Service Design for Energy Efficiency: Impossible behaviour to change?
RMIT Design Hub

Date: Friday 8 May, 2015
Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Where: RMIT Design Hub, Gallery Space

A diverse set of practitioners provides a critical examination of the language and pathways employed to encourage behavioural and cultural shifts in relation to energy consumption. Have we learned from what has failed? Are we being creative enough in our approach?

Invited Guests:
Adam Morris and Damon O’Sullivan, Founding Directors, Thick
Dr Mark Elliott, Managing Director & Founder, Collabforge
Rob Murray-Leach, CEO, Energy Efficiency Council

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The Canary Project, Green Patriot Posters, Global warming loading… Please don’t wait.

Baby it’s hot outside!
Carlton Connect Studio, LAB-14

Date: Tuesday 12 May
Time: 6-7pm
Where: Carlton Connect Studio, LAB-14700 Swanston St, The University of Melbourne, Parkville
Tickets: Free, booking essential 

It’s the summer of 2050 and after three consecutive days hotter than 47oC, including a new record temperature for Melbourne of 50oC, predictions of even hotter temperatures have thrown citizens into chaos. Your country has turned to you to solve the predicament. With your trusty advisory panel, decide on the best plan of attack and strategies to implement.

Baby it’s hot outside! is a ThoughtLAB-14 event run by the Carlton Connect Initiative at The University of Melbourne. We invite a guest panel to interact with the audience to collaborate on ideas, analyse evidence and dream alternative futures.

David Karoly (Professor of Atmospheric Science, School of Earth Sciences and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science, The University of Melbourne), Chris Krishna-Pillay (Science communicator and performer), Tony Lloyd (artist)

Lara Olsen (Strategy Manager, CitiPower/ Powercor) and Ruth Fincher AM (Professor of Geography and Head of the School of Geography, The University of Melbourne).

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Ash Keating, Continuum II, 2013

DOUBLE BILL: featuring artists and curators also exhibiting for ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2015
RMIT Design Hub

Date: Wednesday 13 May, 2015
Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm and 2:00 – 3:00pm
Where: RMIT Design Hub, Gallery Space

12.30 – 1.30pm: The Historical Roots of an Emerging Practice: Art and sustainability

Artists, academics and curators working in the art and environment sector will share their research and experience of this emerging field, drawing on inspiring references from the past to say something about its significance and future direction.

Invited guests:
Dr Grace McQuilten, Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellow, RMIT University
Jen Rae, School of Art, RMIT / Artist / RMIT AEGIS Research Network
Dr Debbie Symons, Artist / RMIT AEGIS Research Network
Jasmine Targett, Artist / RMIT AEGIS Research Network

2 – 3 pm: Projecting Possible Futures: Collaborative design approaches to address climate change

The discussion will draw on the experience of the Victorian Eco- Innovation Lab’s Visions 2040 project for Melbourne and RMIT d-Lab’s Phase project at the Tarrawarra Museum of Art examining the impact of global warming in the Yarra Valley.

Invited Guests:
Prof Chris Ryan, Director VEIL (Victorian Eco Innovation Lab), University of Melbourne
Dr Michael Trudgeon, RMIT d-Lab / Crowd Productions / Deputy Director VEIL, University of Melbourne

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Jasmine Targett, Blind Spot, 2014

The Catchments Project
Meet the Artists: Debbie Symons and Jasmine Targett
Creative Spaces: Carlton Connect Studio, LAB-14

Date: Wednesday 13 May 2015
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Where: LAB-14 Carlton Connect Seminar Room – 700 Swanston Street, The University of Melbourne, Carlton.
Tickets: Free
The Catchments Project’s artists in conversation; an opportunity to meet and discuss the works created during Debbie Symons and Jasmine Targett Creative Spaces: Carlton Connect Studio residency, with special guest speaker.

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In Conversation with CLIMARTE
Linden New Art

Date: Wednesday 13 May
Time: 6:00pm -10:30pm
Where: Linden New Art, Acland St, St Kilda
Tickets: $85 per person, Bookings

6pm: Join Canadian First Nation artist Jason Baerg at Linden for a talk about his work featured in the exhibition ‘Tomorrow Never Dies’.

7.15pm: Enjoy an exclusive two course dinner at Circa The Prince St Kilda, including wine and coffee whilst CLIMARTE Director and Co-founder Guy Abrahams and leading climate expert Peter Christoff engage in a dialogue about sustainability and the causes and impacts of climate change.

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Ash Keating, Continuum II, 2013

A Conversation with the Inevitable: Confronting climate change and death
RMIT Design Hub

Date: Thursday 14 May, 2015
Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Where: RMIT Design Hub, Gallery Space

In a unique performative conversation, Angharad Wynne Jones and Matt Wicking invite grief and bereavement counsellor, Lea Rose, to offer an open session about confronting the end of life and end of the world of we know it.

Invited guests:
Angharad Wynne-Jones, Artistic Director, Arts House / Founding Director, TippingPoint Australia
Matt Wicking, musician, sustainability consultant and educator
Lea Rose, Living and Dying Well Centre

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Ash Keating, Continuum II, 2013

Exploring Video Artforms: From documentary to performance
RMIT Design Hub

Date: Friday 15 May, 2015
Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Where: RMIT Design Hub, Gallery Space

What are the different ways that artists are employing the medium of video to present their ideas and how does this invite different modes of perception? Artists from Perceptive Power and RMIT share their modes of production, philosophical and historical contexts that inform their video artworks.

Invited guests: Ash Keating, Artist, Keith Deverell, Artist, Dr Dominic Redfern, Artist / School of Art, RMIT

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Ken and Julia Yonetani, Radioactive, 2012

Artist Talk with Ken and Julia Yonetani

Date: Tuesday 26 May, 2015
Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Where: RMIT Gallery, 344 Swanston Street ,Melbourne

Artists Ken and Julia Yonetani’s eerie light display is part of the Japanese Art After Fukushima exhibition at RMIT Gallery. The artists will be making a special visit from Japan to RMIT Gallery to talk about their work in the exhibition, which has captivated audiences.
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Phase Change, 2015

Phase Change Symposium
TarraWarra Museum of Art

Date:  Sunday 31 May
Time: 12:00 – 5:00pm
Where: TarraWarra Museum of Art
Tickets: $20 Adults, $15 Seniors,
$10 Students and Pensioners.

Leading architects and environmental specialists will discuss the changing nature of architecture, environment and sustainability.

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