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SAM EduLab

March 2, 2019 - April 7, 2019

SAM presents a collaborative education laboratory with artist, educator and landscape designer Heather Hesterman. Known for her public projects with natural and constructed sites, Hesterman will work with students and teachers (primary, secondary and tertiary) from the Greater Shepparton Region in the creation of an immersive land-based installation that will evolve and transform a SAM gallery space over the duration of the SAM local exhibition. Participants will transform a gallery space into an environmental wonderland - part science laboratory, part…

Wednesday Night Workshop: Kokedama

March 13, 2019

Go on a step-by-step journey in kokedama making learning everything from eco-friendly materials to time-saving techniques.

MGA: Curator’s talk with Matthew Jones

March 16, 2019 @ 1:15 pm - 5:00 pm

RSVP essential   Anouska Phizacklea, MGA Director, and Natasha Bowness, Chair, MGA Committee of Management, warmly invite you to the opening of: Dombrovskis: journeys into the wild A National Library of Australia exhibition + Swell Katrin Koenning Saturday 16 March 1.15pm Curator's talk with Matthew Jones from the National Library of Australia 2:00pm Exhibition launch with special guest Dr Les Walkling Refreshments to be provided by our Program Partners: Chain of Ponds wines, Gomersal Wines and Bright Brewery. MGA presents…

Siri Hayes, Rob Hayes and Rohan Cuming — A Panel Conversation

March 21, 2019

On Thursday 21 March MPRG is hosting a panel conversation with artist Siri Hayes and environmental advocates Rob Hayes and Rohan Cuming about the convservation issues surrounding Western Port.  A panel conversation with artist Siri Hayes and environmental advocates Rob Hayes and Rohan Cuming, moderated by MPRG Director Jane Alexander.  Western Port is one of the world’s most important wetlands and has outstanding marine and coastal environmental values. The peninsula’s first environmental lobby group was founded in 1971 to oppose…

sam. out late.

March 28, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Consider our next generation. Do you have an opinion on climate change? We invite you to join a conversation with eduLAB artist Heather Hesterman, Professor Katie Holmes and SAM Director, Dr Rebecca Coates as they chat about environmental research and the way it affects our communities. It's a global topic; be better informed.

Wednesday Night Workshop: Watercolour

April 3, 2019

Explore a variety of watercolour techniques, their application and create an artwork inspired by mangroves and seagrasses of Western Port.

School Holiday Workshops: Recycled Reef And Collaged Creatures

April 9, 2019 - April 18, 2019

Join us as we use recycled materials to create collaged underwater creatures and our own recycled reef.

Bruised: Art Action & Ecology in Asia – Exhibition Opening Night

April 11, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

When it comes to ways in which artists address ecological issues, actions can be big or small – it’s the action that is important however subtle. In the face of complex environmental problems Bruised: Art Action and Ecology in Asia at RMIT Gallery (12 April - 1 June) examines how artistic response combined with gentle activism can result in a rich legacy and empower further actions in the community. We warmly invite you to the opening night Thursday 11 April…

Bruised: Art Action & Ecology in Asia – Artists Talk

April 12, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

As part of the new RMIT Gallery exhibition Bruised: Art Action & Ecology in Asia, esteemed Indonesian performance artist Arahmaiani will join Alfredo & Isabel Aquilizan, who moved to Australia from the Philippines in 2006, and Brisbane based artist Mandy Ridley, to discuss their work in the exhibition. Bruised: Art Action and Ecology in Asia examines how artists are using creative actions to open discussions around food sustainability and production, environmental catastrophes and human migration in our region. About the…

School Holiday Workshop: Collaborative Drawing

April 13, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Art and science collide in this fun watercolour and drawing workshop. Artist and scientist, Aviva Reed will explore the ‘friendships’ between microbes, plants, insects, animals and fungi to discover how they help each other survive. Kids will love collaborating to create a large-scale ‘web of life’ artwork. Aviva is an experienced workshop facilitator and has illustrated a number of books exploring science through storytelling.

BRUISED FOOD LAB EVENT: The Only Rock We Eat

April 16, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join artist Keg de Souza with scientist Lucien Alperstein for a performance lunch at RMIT Gallery to discuss salt as currency as part of trade routes and urban development and local agriculture. Participants will be seated at a salt encrusted table.We are taking bookings for those who will eat the meal. Observers may walk in on the day to watch the action, depending on space availability. Please advise if you have food allergies The meal is comprised of salt tolerant…

Art + Environment — John Wolseley and Alexandra de Blas

April 24, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

To celebrate Geelong Gallery’s participation in ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2019 and the exhibition John Wolseley and Mulkun Wirrpanda: Molluscs/Maypal and the warming of the seas join us for a dynamic conversation with exhibiting artist, John Wolseley in conversation with environmental journalist, Alexandra de Blas.   Bookings:  https://www.geelonggallery.org.au/whats-on/events/art-environment-john-wolseley-and-alexandra-de-blas     John Wolseley’s 2016 gift to Geelong Gallery of his ten metre long, six panel panoramic watercolour The pearl fisher’s voyage from Ise Shima to Roebuck Bay, 1985-89, is the catalyst for an immersive…

Explore Western Port With Vera Moller: Art Making And Talk

April 27, 2019

Join Vera Möller for a day of discussion and art making onsite at Western Port. Over the course of the day we will explore different parts of Western Port at Blind Bight and Warneet through sketching and sculpting.

Rebecca Mayo: Artist Walk

April 27, 2019 - May 11, 2019

Artist walks 27 April and 11 May 2019. Meet at Caves at 2pm, duration of walk approximately 1.5 hours In this exhibition, artist Rebecca Mayo has created a series of supermarket bags. Instead of extruded polyethylene Mayo's bags are constructed from cloth she has dyed with plants collected on local walks. The bags will be used by people joining artist-led walks during the exhibition. Approaches to 18th century knowledge acquisition through the collection of plants from ‘elsewhere’ and the presence…

Art vs Science: Is Science relevant to Art?

April 27, 2019 @ 2:00 pm

You’re invited to join a gathering of distinguished artists and scientists for an entertaining panel discussion about the enduring relationship between art and science. Guest panellists include Lesley Duxbury, Josephine Jakobi, Associate Professor Linda Williams and Dr Jessica Reeves. Bookings essential: T: 03 5142 3500

Conversations on Country

April 27, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us for an afternoon of discussion and performances that present a range of contemporary expressions and enactments of Indigenous knowledge of land and culture. Conversations on Country coincides with Katie West’s exhibition Clearing, a multisensory installation which calls for a renewal of human connections with and within the natural environment.   Speakers: Aunty Joy Murphy Wandin AO, Senior Wurundjeri Elder, will give a Welcome to Country and read from her text ‘The Seasonal Calendar of the Wurundjeri People’ which…

Performance The Colour of Death: White

April 30, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

The Colour of Death: White, is a collaboration between Gabrielle Leah New and Carolyn Cardinet and uses recycled plastic sculptural costume, photography, video performance and Butoh Dance Theatre to investigate coral bleaching. New is a performing artist who uses Butoh and Bodyweather (Japanese contemporary dance theatre) to embody the process of, mitigating factors and the human response to the tragedy of Global Warming on essential coral reefs- particularly Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Corals are unique creatures that live in a…

Screening of award-winning documentary Murder on the Reef followed by a Q&A

April 30, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Murder on the Reef For the past 4 years, scientist Dr Allen Dobrovolsky has been testing the waters of the Great Barrier Reef. Concerned with the degradation in water quality, his research has led him to believe that the reef could be facing an environmental disaster of enormous proportions. As Allen has been collecting data along the coast of the Great Barrier Reef, he has talked with residents, scientists, community activists and politicians about the hotly debated state of the…

THE LIVING PAVILION

May 1, 2019 - May 17, 2019

The Living Pavilion is a living laboratory - a recyclable, biodegradable, edible and biodiverse event space that celebrates Indigenous knowledge, ecological science and sustainable design through participatory arts practice. Its unique horticultural design features over 40,000 indigenous plants endemic to the Kulin nation. The Living Pavilion free public programs will bring together experts in art and curatorial practice with some of the foremost researchers in climate and environmental science and includes five sessions with Ecofeminist Fridays and 4 sessions of…

BRUISED FOOD LAB EVENT: Masala Mix: Opening the Anglo-Indian Tiffin

May 2, 2019 @ 11:45 am - 1:30 pm

Join artist Rhett D’Costa for lunch at RMIT Gallery to discuss themes related to stories of migration and Asia, spices, and personal histories. Participants will be seated on cushions on the floor. We are taking bookings for those who will eat the meal. Observers may walk in on the day to watch the action, depending on space availability. Please advise if you have food allergies The menu is Indian vegetarian (including eggs). A full ingredient list will be provided on…

Bruised: Art Action and Ecology in Asia – Artist Talk with Lizzy Simpson

May 3, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Join artist Lizzy Simpson at RMIT Gallery in her cross-media installation ‘you shares me shares…..everything’ , as part of the Bruised: Art Action and Ecology in Asia exhibition, which examines how artists are using creative actions to open discussions around food sustainability and production, environmental catastrophes and human migration in our region. Through using such materials as compost and displaying living things in her work ‘you shares me shares…..everything’, Lizzy presents a tale of constant mutability. In her artist talk,…

Of This Earth: A Sensory And Gastronomic Journey Around Bunjil Place

May 4, 2019

We are what we eat, so what are we eating? And when we eat, how does each bite shape the land, touch the soil and write our future? Enjoy a delicious degustation menu designed by Chef, Alex Perry as you move through different parts of the Bunjil Place precinct. Presented by Carbon Arts.

Towards A Zero Waste Life With The Rogue Ginger

May 6, 2019

Join Erin Rhodes, author of Waste Not, who is making a big difference by throwing away less. Learn the tricks of the trade and all the different ways to live a life towards zero waste.

Storytime

May 7, 2019 - May 11, 2019

The youngest members of our community are invited to enjoy nature-themed Storytime at Bunjil Place Library, to celebrate Vera Moller: A Thousand Tides.

Torch Tour

May 7, 2019 - May 11, 2019

Following Storytime, explore Bunjil Place Gallery’s latest exhibition by torch light and discover hidden treasures that can only be seen by torch light.  

Spoken Word

May 7, 2019

Join us for special night of Spoken Word at Bunjil Place Studio, part of the ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE Festival. These nights are for all types of performances; Spoken word artists, story tellers, musicians, and comedians, with a focus on the Environment for this special event. Featuring Monica Karo, a Gunai/Kurnai and Gunditjmara descendant is a Melbourne-based poet, actor and singer-songwriter, as our guest poet. If you wish to perform on the night send us a message on here or email littlefootandcompany@gmail.com and we'll…

Ecofeminist Readings presented by Ecofeminist Fridays

May 8, 2019 - May 16, 2019

Sit and read or listen with ecofeminist readings as we create a refuge for critical ecological feminist thought and discussion to flourish. Together we will delve into Nourishing Terrains: Australian Aboriginal Views of Landscape and Wilderness by Deborah Bird Rose. No pre-reading required. Bring a copy of the text in hand (or on device) which can be accessed for free online: Nourishing Terrains: Australian Aboriginal Views of Landscape and Wilderness by Deborah Bird Rose. The Living Pavilion free public programs will bring together experts…

climate bites at the Living Pavilion

May 9, 2019 - May 16, 2019

Sink your teeth into climate bites for lunchtime info packed discussions with experts on food, water, fashion, and nature. Take away practical knowledge and tips to bite back against our climate emergency. Produced and curated by Dr Renee Beale. The Living Pavilion free public programs will bring together experts in art and curatorial practice with some of the foremost researchers in climate and environmental science and includes four sessions of climate bites! climate bites | water – May 9, 1-2pm climate bites |…

Bruised: Art Action and Ecology in Asia – Art & Gentle Activism

May 9, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Like planners, politicians and entrepreneurs, artists and curators have also swelled the ranks of activists and conscious citizens. Join us for a panel discussion at RMIT Gallery as part of the Bruised: Art Action and Ecology in Asia exhibition, which examines how artists are using creative actions to open discussions around food sustainability and production, environmental catastrophes and human migration in our region. In this panel, curators, artists and researchers will look at the different styles of environmental activism and…

You’re Safe Til 2024

May 10, 2019 - May 11, 2019

We live in a strange time in the history of the planet. Humans are building cities, damming rivers, digging up fossil fuels and transforming the very face of Earth. Hear from writer, David Finnigan as he discusses global change and shares the fascinating stories behind the scientists behind his theory.

Artists in Conversation – CLIMARTE Poster Project II

May 11, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

With Peter Waples-Crowe and Amy Spiers, Jen Rae and Clare McCracken For this public program, four artists present a suite of works that deal with the past, present and future of the climate crisis. Addressing interconnected pressure points of our ecology, these works speak of the vulnerability of our land, water and cultures from the point of view of four artists living and working on the land of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung people of the Kulin nation. Join…

Bruised: Art Action & Ecology – Curators’ Talk

May 13, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

When it comes to ways in which artists address ecological issues, actions can be big or small – it’s the action that is important however subtle. In the face of complex environmental problems the Bruised: Art Action and Ecology in Asia exhibition at RMIT Gallery (12 April - 1 June), curated by Helen Rayment and Thao Nguyen, examines how artistic response combined with gentle activism can result in a rich legacy and empower further actions in the community As part…

BRUISED FOOD LAB EVENT: RICE (Hunger Inc)

May 13, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join artist Elia Nurvista for lunch at RMIT Gallery to discuss the complex relationship of rise to the local/global dynamics of exchange and international aid in Indonesia and Asia. We are taking bookings for those who will eat the meal. Observers may walk in on the day to watch the action, depending on space availability. Please advise if you have food allergies . The menu is primarily white rice. A full ingredient list will be provided on the day. Bruised…

Wednesday Night Workshop: Natural Fabric Dying

May 15, 2019

Using natural materials such as vegetables and fruit, learn how to use natural fabric dying processes and techniques to breathe new life to old, disused garments and fabrics.

Talking to ourselves: why make art?

May 15, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

As part of ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2019 festival, Sarah McConnell's exhibition ‘Here Today - 'Defending the takayna/Tarkine’ and the Abbotsford Convent's Community member, Bridget Nicholson's ‘Endangered - In danger of…’ will host a discussion; 'Talking to ourselves: why make art?' at St Heliers Street Gallery. Artists; McConnell and Nicholson are exploring ways of drawing attention to a rapidly changing environment and the human role within this. One question common to both, is how to best reach and connect with new audiences, and…

Science Gossip: Woodland Rumours and Thinking Trees

May 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Wander the heritage rooms of the Royal Society of Victoria, discovering new ideas, hypotheses, and research findings presented through 19th century salon-style discussions, exhibits and performances. Our inaugural Science Gossip event, Woodland Rumours and Thinking Trees, plants artists and philosophers in common ground with scientists working to unravel the secrets of forest communication, connection and community. Through discussions, musical performance, and art installation we invite you to consider the inner lives of trees, and re-examine your relationship with them. Science…

Film Screening: Demain

May 17, 2019

DEMAIN (Tomorrow) Filmmakers Mélanie Laurent and Cyril Dion travel worldwide to investigate concrete solutions to environmental and social challenges. During their journey, they meet the pioneers who are re-inventing agriculture, energy, economy, democracy and education. Demain is a feel-good story, showing solutions and how we can avoid the worst impacts of climate change and create a just and more sustainable world for tomorrow.

Bruised: Art Action and Ecology – Artist Talk | Ryoko Kose & James Nguyen

May 17, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

In their artwork, both Ryoko Kose and James Nguyen respond to the world forces that have powerfully shaped their experiences. Ryoko Kose's artwork is drawn by her own experience of the forced displacement derived from Fukushima nuclear disaster which occurred in Japan in 2011. Kose is currently a candidate in the Master of Arts - Art in Public Space at RMIT University. Vietnamese-Australian artist James Nguyen works with the politics of art, exploring the complexes of familial relationships and his…

Free Public Symposium: Trees, Concrete & Culture

May 18, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

This free mini-symposium is presented as part of the exhibition A Tree's Worth at the Counihan Gallery In Brunswick. The event brings together artists, planners, scientists, horticulturalists, arborists, lawyers and policy makers to discuss trees in our landscape from multiple perspectives. 11 - 12 pm Greening the City: Hands On Who are the folk working every day in the care and maintenance of our urban companions, the trees? This discussion focuses on the experiences of people who toil in the field of urban greening, unpacking…

In Conversation: Lisa Waup & Dominic White

May 18, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join artists Lisa Waup and Dominic White from Baluk Arts, an urban Aboriginal Arts Centre based in Mornington and hear them in conversation about their works on display at Linden New Art. Lisa Waup and Dominic White have created significant bodies of work that are presented under the titles carry me softly and Above, Below, Skin, Water. Also on display are the works of six selected artists from Baluk Arts, under the title Elements, curated by Lisa Waup. The works…

BRUISED FOOD LAB EVENT: Careful Whispers (a Cricket Banquet)

May 23, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join artist Stephen Loo for lunch at RMIT Gallery for a Banquet Performance (The Autonomous Sensory Meridian Orchestra). We are taking bookings for those who will eat the meal. Observers may walk in on the day to watch the action, depending on space availability. Please advise if you have food allergies . A full ingredient list will be provided on the day. Bruised Food: a Living Laboratory is a project curated by Marnie Badham and Francis Maravillas that complements the…

Bruised: Art Action and Ecology in Asia – Performance | Made Bayak

May 23, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Indonesian artist Made “Bayak” Muliana, aka Made Bayak, is dedicated to activism through art. Emphasising the transformations of landscape and displacement of indigenous communities that accompany development, Bayak's creative practice serves as a space for reimagining history. His work as an environmental artist critiques capitalism, consumerism, war, oil, and the problems caused by tourism-driven development in Bali. “Let us all be a part of this phenomenon of social change that is occurring – as we are. If you are a…

Artist Talk: Vera Möller

May 25, 2019

Join Vera Moller at Bunjil Place Gallery as she discusses her work in A Thousand Tides, and the significance of Western Port Bay to this project.

Bruised: Art Action and Ecology – Urban Farming, Local Action

May 28, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Join the conversation about urban farming and local action. How can you become self sufficient with food if you live in the middle of a large city? What actions can you make that will create change for the better? Bjorn Low, co-founder of Edible Garden City, an urban farming social enterprise in Singapore, joins Dr Alban Mannisi, Landscape Urbanist and senior academic, RMIT, to discuss becoming self sufficient within the limitations. This conversation is part of RMIT Gallery's Bruised: Art…

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