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Coral: Rekindling Venus

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on October 3rd, 2012

15 October , 2012
7:30 pmto9:00 pm
9:30 pmto11:00 pm

Presented by Melbourne Festival and Museum Victoria

Lynette Wallworth (Australia)



In November each year, on the night of the full moon, the hundreds of millions of coral beings that make up the Great Barrier Reef spawn in unison – a blinding, awe-inspiring whorl of colour and light. It is here that our greatest natural wonder stands in harmony with the Solar System, here that it stakes a claim to its continued existence.

Australian installation artist Lynette Wallworth has spent the last five years surveying the majesty of our coral reefs for Coral: Rekindling Venus, an immersive, kaleidoscopic journey through the glowing underwater forests of Australia, Papua New Guinea and Indonesia. Presented in the enveloping full dome of Melbourne’s Planetarium, Coral: Rekindling Venus takes us deep into a world that only a handful of humans have ever seen before – the infinitely complex, vibrant aquatic kingdoms of this planet’s coral reefs.

Featuring jaw-dropping cinematography from Emmy Award-winner David Hannan and a hypnotic, ethereal soundtrack featuring specially recorded songs from Antony (of Antony and the Johnsons), legendary film composer Max Richter and our very own Gurrumul, Coral: Rekindling Venus is a staggering cinematic experience and an ecological call-to-arms.

Mon 15 Oct at 7.30pm & 9.30pm

Melbourne Planetarium at Scienceworks
2 Booker Street, Spotswood

>> Bookings and more information here or visit the project website.

“Audible gasps filled the room, audience members clasped their hands to their chests and a few left the planetarium in tears… Wallworth offered audience members an opportunity to gain a personal connection to our oceans.”– Huffington Post

“We were all spellbound, gasping with joy… The journey is riddled with astronomical metaphor, occasional bursts of the familiar, and things recognisable only from science fiction.” – New Scientist

Do we have a Plan B? Exhibition: Fishmarkets in Japan

Posted in Events, Opinion by chardman25 on October 24th, 2011

27 October , 2011
6:30 pm

“Scientific paper, after scientific paper that I read all seem to present the simple statement – that our oceans are dying and we are killing them. The oceans are the life force that keeps our planet alive – yet it has been predicted that we will have wiped out all the life in the oceans by 2049.  This is within my lifetime – and this is just one of those things which keeps me awake at night.  I wonder: Do we have a plan B?  What shall we humans do, once we fish the last fish?” Georgia Laughton

In February 2011, Georgia went to Taiji Japan for a month to photograph the annual 6 month-long dolphin slaughters.  Planning to return in September 2011, the day prior to her arrival back in Kii Katsurra, a typhoon struck this area – with a death tally of more than one hundred people. With the town in crisis, a plan B for her time in Japan was launched – and time was spent in Tokyo exploring and photographing the fish market there.

Do we have a plan B? is graphic and confronting images of Georgia’s exploration of fish markets in during her visits to Japan – and she poses the question: Do we have a plan B for when we kill the ocean?

Do we have a Plan B? is showing at one hundredth gallery between 26 October and 6 November.

Opening night October 27, 6:30pm

one hundredth gallery is located at 49 Porter Street Prahran (between greville and commercial) and is open Wednesday – Friday 11-7  and  Saturday – Sunday 12-5.

Coming Home: Changing the World – Around Us

Posted in Events by IanMcburney on November 25th, 2010

3 December , 2010
9:00 amto4:00 pm

Coming Home: Changing the World – Around Us!

A meaningful, fun and inspiring professional development experience that will rock your world, delivered by Ian McBurney.

Discover how we learn and why we change, think deeply on ecological sustainability and begin to take your workplace or community on a cost positive journey into the fast approaching future.

Why conversations beat solar panels
How we learn and why we change
What we can learn from nature
How to learn, plan, do & dream together
How to win in the new economy
Why every decision we make matters
Why converting naysayers is a green herring

When: Friday December 3, 9 – 4

Where: Abbotsford Convent


For: 25 people from corporates to community groups: thought deeply about ecological sustainability, learning & change yet?