24 May - 14 July
Opening Friday 24 May, 6pm-8pm.
Artecycle is our premier art award and exhibition, featuring works from 21 artists with a total non-acquisitive prize pool of $14,000. Works are in a range of media and response to the themes of environmentalism and sustainability.
Artists, curators, cultural organisations and creative teams are invited to submit proposals for a temporary public artwork that engages with data on Sydney’s progress towards Sustainable Sydney 2030. The work will be presented as part of Art & About Sydney 2013.
Art & About is an annual festival produced and presented by the City of Sydney, which celebrates art in unusual places. It will run from Friday 20 September to Sunday 20 October 2013.
The public art commission is part of Sensing Sydney: communicating sustainability through the arts, open data and public space, a City of Sydney and Carbon Arts project, which aims to bring historic and real time data alive in ways that celebrate our collective efforts to address environmental challenges.
We are interested in the different pathways for creative use of data and technology to engage the public in an active dialogue on environmental issues and citizen-engaged action.
Applications and sustainability data is available for download at the Carbon Arts website. Additional or alternative sources of data can be requested or proposed by the artist.
Deadline for submissions: 20 May 2013
TippingPoint Australia 2013 is small and significant cross disciplinary gathering of around 80 of Australia ’s artists, scientists, politicians, economists, activists, philosophers and others. For one day on May 29th we will explore how we can imagine and work towards a future that meets the challenge of adapting and mitigating the catastrophic effects of climate change.
We need to reduce emmissions, invest in renewables and clean energy and change our economic reliance on coal and oil – a paradigm shift. How can we contribute to moving this critical agenda forward by imagining futures, understanding and articulating the benefits of a sustainable global future and rehearsing the enormous cultural, political and social changes that must occur to prevent the unthinkable from happening?
WHEN: Wednesday 29th May 2013.
WHERE: Canberra Theatre Centre
Attendance at TippingPoint Australia 2013 is by invitation… If you would like to register your interest please send an email to Tipping Point with a short biography.
Artecycle is a premier art award and exhibition, held at the Walter Burley Griffin Incinerator Gallery in May and inspired by the Incinerator Gallery’s history.
This year, Artecycle will accept works from artists of any art form that respond to the themes of environmentalism and sustainability.
Entries close Friday, 29 March at 5pm.
Head to the Artrecycle website
Catherine Clover and Clyde McGill
Investigating this bridged site using our transdisciplinary or multipurpose practice spanning the complexities of how and where we live, exploring the closeness of our existence in an often hostile environment, sorting through the material and the intangible detritus, the calls of the living, the rumble of those overhead, the flow through the rapids, the site absorbed us, became our geography, our reluctance to leave.
A between the seeing and the knowing, holding apart or joining together, the perceived obliterated by the overspray which forms the chronological palimpsest on the wall, the noise floats, suspends the structure, bridging the gap of gravity and sky, this site is carried back to the studio, an analysis of observations, of ambient performance, of sonics and belongings, of a convergence of two artists, place, intention and imagination.
Opening: Saturday 2 March 4 - 6pm
Exhibition runs 27 February – 16 March 2013
Trocadero Art Space Level 1
119 Hopkins Street
Sally Cleary’s Silent Night is an immersive ceramic and sound installation referencing Australian ecology and environmental history.
In the Otway Ranges, where the artist lives, sharp divisions exist between naturally verdant parcels of land, and those areas that have been tamed for use by contemporary society. Pass a road, cross a creek and you might be part of a new proposition about beauty. Locating beauty in the post-colonial world can be a post-modern exercise, a conjunction of concepts that often visits the regional artist. Existentialism and intimacy can come together on a star lit night, as one contemplates the greatness and fragility of the environment. It can be a caprice to imagine oneself able to control nature, yet somehow the artist’s voice is a reminder of the responsibility that we all have to navigate this space.
Works such as Silent Night open up the possibility of philosophical and physical consideration of this inherited duality, as we stand before and as part of the work.
Opening Thursday 17 January 2013, 6-8pm
Showing 18 Jan – 2 March 2013
Craft, 31 Flinders Lane Melbourne
In December 2012, eight diverse households throughout North Melbourne created new low carbon art works – song, dance or spoken word – created and presented in their homes through collaborations with some of Australia’s leading contemporary artists. From development to presentation, Home Art asked artists and performers to create art work in an environmentally-friendly way, using only the resources and equipment already in their homes and travelling only by foot or bike in the lead-up to their presentations.
In keeping with the environmentally-friendly theme, audiences took a walking experience to witness the artworks, while guided by local North Melburnian identities to draw on urban myths and histories.
Eight short films will feature the Home Art performance works created by local Melbourne households in collaboration with artists: David Bridie, Alison Croggon, Michelle Dabrowski, Rose Turtle Ertler, Becky Hilton, Michael Gurr and Gideon Obarzanek.
Date: Friday 15 and Saturday 16 February 2013
Time: Nightly at 8.30pm
Venue: Big Screen at Federation Square
Bridget Nicholson would like to invite you to the opening of her new exhibition Witness. Witness runs from 7th February to 14th of March and forms part of Touch this Earth Lightly - an exploration of connection to place through feet, voice and space.
Opening Thursday 7th Feb, 6pm
Sacred Heart Laundries
1 St Heliers St
For more information head to the Touch This Earth Lightly website
At the forefront of today's social issues are questions related to the human relationship to nature and the environment, the meaning of a sustainable future and the relationship of environmentalism to modernity and today's economic structures. While the sciences have, until recently, dominated the debate, the arts are making an increasingly important contribution.
Antennae is seeking submissions to an issue focused on Art, Environment, Sustainability. We are seeking contributions that go further than being a mere rehashing of the narrative of environmental activism (the human as destroyer of nature; the dangers of climate change; extinction of species; etc, etc.) to address more fundamental meanings, explore ambiguities and engage with the complex societal questions that arise from the environmental and sustainability debate - and the role of the arts in that debate. We encourage potential contributors to be bold and creative in generating and exploring perspectives that move beyond the apocalyptic and often "preachy" culture of modern environmentalism.
Submission Deadline: 1st of September 2013
For more submission details head to the Antennae website
Photographer and environmentalist Michael Chew recently spent a year in Bangladesh working on climate adaptation, and is now running a campaign with the new Melbourne group Bangladesh Peasant Solidarity Network to fundraise and to share stories and images from the marginalised in Bangladesh. A beautiful photography book will chronicle vivid stories of hope and despair in urban and rural climate affected communities. All profits will support projects run by two grassroots Bangladeshi NGOs in these communities.
The online campaign runs Nov 1-27th. To learn more, see the images, or order online head to the Start Something Good website