Posts Tagged ‘exhibition’

EcoXpo Melbourne 19-21 April 2013

Posted in Events by aymeric on April 9th, 2013

19 April , 2013 10:00 amto21 April , 2013 6:00 pm

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Sustainable products on Australian supermarket shelves have more than doubled in the past year. Buying sustainable products means creating a positive impact through the complete life cycle of the product: from the moment the materials are extracted to make the product, to the way these are shipped are assembled, right down to the final packaging, and life after disposal.

Eco living means we care about our impact on our environment. The most effective way to buy eco and sustainable products is to buy those which have been certified for their sustainability credentials.
EcoXpo Melbourne, a three-day sustainability expo to be held from the 19th to the 21st of April 2013 at the Royal Melbourne Showgrounds, goes through a rigorous screening process to ensure that only such products and services are showcased.

Over 150 of Australia’s best eco-friendly exhibitors will be showcasing their wares. There are 9 pavilions at EcoXpo: eco baby, organic food & wines, health, beauty, sustainable fashion, eco building materials, eco gardens, sustainable transport and environmental protection. There will be a range of mouth-watering organic food and wine stalls available to tuck into. Engaging eco living workshops will be held throughout the EcoXpo weekend on sustainable food, recycling, environmental conservation, gardening, eco baby, green living, well-being and much more! There will also be a kids’ zone to keep the little ones entertained.

We encourage green business involved with anything green & eco to be part of EcoXpo: Melbourne (19-21 April 2013), Sydney with Dr. David Suzuki (20-22 September 2013) and Perth (17-20 October 2013).
Place: Melbourne Showground, located just 10 minutes from Melbourne’s CBD
Opening Times: 10am – 6:00pm

>>> For more information and discount tickets see the EcoXpo website and follow EcoXpo on Facebook.


VEIL Exhibition: Sunshine 2032, Stage three

Posted in Events, Visions by Kate Archdeacon on June 12th, 2012

13 June , 2012 10:00 amto17 June , 2012 5:00 pm


Image credit: Jack Pu

The city of Sunshine was designed according to the principles of Ebenezer Howard’s Garden City. The suburban layout combined back yards adequate for a vegetable patch, fruit trees and chickens, with regularly placed public parks for social recreation. The layout remains intact today, but the expansion of transport infrastructure over the years has fractured much of the social space in the suburb. The Garden City layout of Sunshine is suited to the intensification of sustainable programs including urban agriculture, shared water and energy harvesting systems, increased pedestrian and bike access through the neighbourhood and shared public spaces for increased social cohesion.

Following on from our exhibition of ‘Vision: Sunshine 2032’ projects in 2011, VEIL took the design process further and held the studio in the community as a Studio Atelier. Sunshine Plaza Shopping Centre generously provided a vacant shop for the duration of the semester, and we constructed the furnishings as we went along. Being in Sunshine every week has allowed us to become better acquainted with the project sites, the community, and the experience of working, shopping, eating and travelling in the area.  The studio door has literally been kept open, and we have had locals and past residents come in to speak to us, deliver brief lectures on the area, and request inclusions in the projects. VEIL hopes to continue using the Studio Atelier as a model for teaching and co-creating innovative design projects for the future.

This exhibition of selected design projects, developed as part of the Victorian Eco-Innovation Lab (VEIL) Eco-Acupuncture studio program 2009-2012, includes selected Architecture and Landscape Architecture Design projects envisioning a sustainable future for Sunshine [stage one, two and three].

13 – 17 June
Shop 34, Sunshine Plaza 324-328 Hampshire Rd Sunshine
Open Wednesday-Sunday 10am-5pm.

Exhibition launched by Professor Philip Goad, Director of the Melbourne School of Design, Faculty of Architecture Building and Planning, University of Melbourne.

www.ecoinnovationlab.com


Vision Sunshine 2032: VEIL Exhibition

Posted in Events, Visions by Kate Archdeacon on December 2nd, 2011

6 December , 2011 10:00 amto11 December , 2011 5:00 pm

This exhibition is being hosted by the Victorian Eco Innovation Lab (VEIL). It includes work from University of Melbourne Architecture and Landscape Architecture studios envisioning a sustainable future for Sunshine, as well as a selection of student works from previous studios as part of VEIL’s Eco-Acupuncture studio program 2009-2011.

The exhibition will be launched by Professor Thomas Kvan, Dean, Faculty of Architecture Building and Planning, University of Melbourne.

6 – 11 December
Shop 51, Sunshine Plaza Shopping Centre
324-328 Hampshire Rd
Sunshine

The exhibition is easy to get to via public transport. Download a map.

Open Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm.

Sustainable Melbourne is a VEIL project.


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.

100thgallery.com


Exhibition Launch: Land is Life

Posted in Events by bencampbell on August 25th, 2011

4 September , 2011
1:00 pmto4:00 pm

Exhibition Launch: Land is Life, a free photographic exhibition by Oxfam Australia

Award winning photographer Rodney Dekker travelled with Oxfam to the Pacific Islands nations of Tuvalu and Kiribati, recording images and interviews with people whose daily lives and livelihoods are being affected by climate change.  This striking series of images shows aspects of daily life and culture, the impact of rising sea levels on local food crops and fresh water supplies and how people are adapting to climate change. The photos also tell of a spirit of determination and innovation as they prepare for their futures.

Additional to the photographs, we will be exhibiting climate change related art created by local artists. There will also be live music and finger food at the event. The exhibition will be officially launched by Federal Member for Kooyong, Josh Frydenberg.  Following the launch event, Land is Life will be held at Kew Library from Monday 5th September to Wednesday 5th October.

You can preview some of the photographs here: http://www.oxfam.org.au/act/events/land-is-life

Date: Sunday 4th September 2011
Time: 1.00pm to 4.00pm
Location: QPO, 186 High Street, Kew
RSVP: By Monday 31st August to Ben Campbell – benc@oxfam.org.au or 0416 305 004

 


Eco-Acupuncture 2010: VEIL Exhibition

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on September 23rd, 2010

27 September , 2010 9:00 amto8 October , 2010 5:00 pm

What might a sustainable and resilient neighbourhood look like ? How can we transform existing urban communities through design interventions?

To develop low-carbon resilient communities from within the existing fabric of (sub)urban life it is important to have two things: visions of desirable future living scenarios – and visible interventions, today, that can re-orient the path of future development. Since 2007, the Victorian Eco Innovation Lab [VEIL] has been exploring the transformative power of future visions for new developments in Melbourne. This work has been complemented by another program with design professionals, academics and students, working with an existing community, to design a suite of local interventions that can release community energy for building a sustainable neighbourhood. VEIL calls this new program: Eco-Acupuncture.

This exhibition introduces two projects, one looking at a future development north of Docklands; the other sited at Broadmeadows, a suburb currently wrestling with many of the problems facing Australian suburbs. New developments can create sustainable communities from scratch; Broadmeadows requires the ‘retrofitting’ of an existing community. VEIL work has focused on food, water, transport, energy, information and eco-businesses and services and the development of new Local Activities Districts. ‘Broady’ is a place of rich cultural diversity and history, opening up many possibilities for innovative design thinking.

The exhibition features work in collaboration with the Hume City council, from design professionals and design studios held at Melbourne University, RMIT University, Monash University and Swinburne University in the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, industrial design, communication and service design, 2008-10.

Exhibition dates: Monday 27 September to Friday 08 October. Monday to Friday: 9am to 5pm.
Location: The foyer, Urban Workshop. 50 Lonsdale Street. Melbourne. 3000


Broadmeadows 2032 Exhibition: New Photos!

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on July 21st, 2010

Vision: Broadmeadows 2032 is the latest and greatest VEIL Exhibition.  Student works, designers, local suppliers, council and sponsors – it has all come together in the Ericsson Building at Broadmeadows.  Visit us and check out these explorations of visions and ideas for the future of a thriving suburban community.

EXHIBITION DETAILS

Dates: 19th to 25th July, 2010
Times: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4pm
Location: The Ericsson Administration building, 61 Riggall St, Corner Blair and Riggall Streets (Enter via Blair Street) Broadmeadows
Parking: On-site 200 meters from entry

Accessibility: Wheelchair access is provided

GETTING THERE

The # 532 and the #540 buses run from Broadmeadows Train Station past the Ericsson Building. The Station is an easy daytime walk from the Exhibition and it only takes 8 minutes by bike!
Visit Viclink’s Journey Planner for more details.


Vision Broadmeadows 2032: VEIL Exhibition

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on July 12th, 2010

The City of Hume is a rapidly developing centre north of Melbourne, caught up in many of the problems of burgeoning suburban sprawl, population growth, climate change, stressed infrastructure and impending broad-brush state planning initiatives. The Victorian Eco-Innovation Lab, VEIL, has been involved in an ongoing process of consultation and workshops with Hume City Council. This work has also local government, along with design students and academics. This free public exhibition explores and visualises the outcomes from this design research and visioning for Broadmeadows.

Visions of a transformed future for 2032 can build desirable, optimistic expectations, but sites of intervention have to be found today, that can shift the dynamics of development and release new community energy for change. VEIL, along with the Council, has identified a number of key potential ‘Eco-Acupuncture’ points within the Broadmeadows/Central Activities District area. VEIL is exploring and visualising a series of distributed and connected experimental visions for the future development of the region.

Vision: Broadmeadows 2032 showcases a series of design projects from Melbourne University, RMIT, Monash University and Swinburne University in the fields of architecture, landscape design, industrial design, communication design and service design. These ideas will be further developed and carried forward by Hume City Council in new and emerging strategic planning.

Monday 19 – Sunday 25 July, 2010
Monday – Friday: 9am – 5pm  Saturday & Sunday: 10am – 4pm

Location:  The Ericsson Administration Building
61 Riggall St, Corner of Blair & Riggall Streets
(enter via Blair Street)
Broadmeadows VIC 3047

Details: trudgeon@unimelb.edu.au (visit the website for transport details).

Presented by: Victorian Eco Innovation Lab, Sponsored by: Sustainability Victoria, Hume City Council, and Photography Studies College


Gardens in Germany: Schrebergärten Exhibition

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on June 7th, 2010

Source: Australian City Farms & Community Gardens Network

When travelling through Germany by train, they can be seen everywhere in the vicinity of large cities: ‘Schrebergärten’, groups of small fenced allotment gardens, all in perfect alignment to each other.  The first allotment gardens in Germany, the ‘Schrebergärten’ originated in Leipzig. They were established as school gardens by Dr. Karl Gsell, who named them after his physician father in law, however it was Ernst Innocent Hauschild, a school principal, whose interest led to the founding of the first Schrebergarten Association in 1864.

These small recreational islands were intended to provide better nutrition, contact with nature and fresh air – a real benefit for the people, especially the city children of the industrial era. Garden allotments could alleviate the longing for life in the country and the freedom of working, relaxing and playing outdoors. And for people living in cities they played an important role in the growing of food supplies during times of crisis, war and post-war famine.

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Homegrown, The Art of Gardening Sustainably: Exhibition

Posted in Events by fga on January 19th, 2010

An exhibition to spread the word about sustainable gardening and raise funds for SGA (Sustainable Gardening Australia).

We have artists who are passionate about living sustainably and are keen to exhibit works in various media which respond to the idea of gardening sustainably, particularly growing our own food. Artworks range from vibrant colourful paintings of cabbages to ceramic cabbages, to photographs of carrots, to sculpture in clay or recycled metal, to intricate botanical illustrations to paintings of gardens.  Deborah Halpern, well known Melbourne sculptor will be opening the exhibition, and Jane Edmanson, author, garden identity and presenter on TV & radio, will also be at the opening.

Opening: 6 to 8pm, Thursday 4th February 2010
Exhibition: Friday 5th Feb – Sunday 14th Feb 2010
Address: Bolin Bolin Gallery at Bulleen Art & Garden, 6 Manningham Rd W., Bulleen.

RSVP essential: Meredith@baag.com.au  (9850-8165) by 1st Feb

More information.

This is a neighbourhood event of the Sustainable Living Festival.