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Public Art, Spatial Practices and the City: Panel Discussion

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on May 8th, 2012

10 May , 2012
7:00 pmto8:30 pm


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Panel Discussion: Public Art, Spatial Practices and the City

What role and form does Public Art have in the City and its future/s? In imagining the city, ideas of community and culture, and their dynamic interrelations, can be obscured within a focus on physical and built forms. Artist John Vella’s public lecture will examine the matrix of Public Art in the contemporary city, with a focus on spatial practice. Drawing upon recent shifts in conceptions of ‘place-making’ that attempt to take greater account of socio-cultural dynamics, can spatial practice be imagined more broadly – as a platform and medium for dialogue in the city? For articulating ‘the right to the city’? For reconnecting people to place via Public Art ‘place-making’ as a relational activity? For imagining futures and producing public space, whether utopian or pragmatic?

Join us for a public discussion with:

  • John Vella (Speaker) – a practicing artist and Head of Sculpture, Tasmanian School of Art.
  • Dr Mick Douglas (Discussant) – an artist-researcher and lecturer at the School of Architecture and Design, RMIT University.
  • Dr Ruth Fazakerley (Discussant) – a researcher at the School of Architecture and Design, RMIT University.
  • Dr James Oliver (Chair) – an artist-researcher and lecturer at the Centre for Cultural Partnerships. VCA University of Melbourne

Thursday, 10 May 2012 at 7PM.
RMIT Building 50, Orr St, Carlton.
Entry by gold coin donation. Refreshment provided.

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Sprout Community Market – Thurs November 20th 2.30-7pm

Posted in Events by Zanni on November 10th, 2008

Sprout Community Garden is a recovery focused program of Mind for people recovering from mental illness, drug and alcohol issues or at risk of homelessness that promotes well-being and community strengthening. Sprout is starting a new Community Market – to run monthly in 2009, with a starter market on Thursday November 20th 2008. The Market has a local and sustainable focus, encouraging local production of arts and crafts, local food production and shopping as well as being a waste free market.

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Melbourne Sustainability Drinks

Posted in Events by Ferne Edwards on August 27th, 2008

Please find a note below from Dean Steele-Bennett and Carly Philips about the next Melbourne Sustainability Drinks.

At the next Melbourne Sustainability Drinks Eric Bottomley, of CERES (Community Environment Park) will be discussing his vision for how we as a society can impart sustainability into our schools, communities and the education sector, Wednesday 3rd September.

Erics personal interest in sustainability has lead to a passion for educating our youth. Eric has designed much of the CERES Educational programs and is currently implementing the Victorian Sustainable Schools Program.

This is not a sponsored event; i.e. you buy your own drinks. We choose to come together in the spirit of a shared interest. So come and join us at the next “Melbourne Sustainability Drinks” held on Wednesday September 3rd from 6 – 8pm.
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More news from the Sustainability Street crew

Posted in Models by Ferne Edwards on August 26th, 2008

Another SSA Village SnapShot – The Sustainability Street Approach – Walton Ave – Sustainability Street Party

Sustainability Street has always been about reaching out into the community and celebrating our achievements. What better way to do this than a street party where everyone is invited. While Sammy Star kept the kids happy, the adults swapped over their old showerheads for new efficient ones, made soap, had their homes audited, free cycled, met the neighbours and talked about the things they have done and the things they can do. A great time was had by all.

Thanks to the folks of Walton Ave for organising the party and Darebin Council for supplying the marquees and Stuart Nesbitt for the auditing.