Events

During the course of my project, I’ll post links to events – both those I am personally involved in, and others which come to my attention. Please feel free to send me links and publicity for events which connect in some way to art, museums, sustainability, ecology, permaculture and so on.

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JULY 2010:

Lessons learned from Kenmore’s Geothermal HVAC System, 2007-2010
talk by Rebekah Wood, Director of Architectural Restoration, The George Washington Foundation, Fredricksburg, Virginia USA
Thursday 8 July, 5.30pm for 6pm-7pm, Australian National Maritime Museum, Ground Floor Boardroom, Wharf 7 Building, Pyrmont

Artist as Family Plant-in Day
Saturday July 10th, St Michael’s Church, Surry Hills, Sydney.

Hothouse
Symposium at Sydney Opera House

July 27-28, 2010

A forum on the philosophy of The Commons
-with James Arvanatakis and Louise Crabtree

When: 30 July 2010, 7.00 to 9.00 pm. Refreshments from 6.30 pm
Where: Alexandria Park Community Centre, Alexandria Park, Sydney

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AUGUST 2010:

‘Sensory Critique-Transformation and Social Change’
lecture by David Howes, Professor of Anthropology at Concordia University, Montreal.
3rd August, 6 for 6.30 pm, UTS Building 6 (702-730 Harris St), Level 3, Room 22.

SRD Change
Society for Responsible Design, annual exhibition of new graduate design and ideas that address our future.
2-15 August, pyd Design Centre, 197 Young St, Waterloo (Sydney).

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SEPTEMBER 2010:

Gwago Patabágun ___ We will eat presently – Picnic hosted by Makeshift as part of their native bee honey cart project at the MCA.
Wednesday 1 September, 5:00 – 6:00pm, with special guest Speaker: Sally Parslow, Local resident of The Rocks

Don’t Wait Another 3 Years for Climate Action
Jack Mundey (guru of the Green Bans) speaks at Sydney University.
Thurs Sept 2nd, 5-6:30pm
New Law School Building, Annex 346 (upstairs), Sydney Uni Camperdown Campus

Diego Bonetto’s first Weedbook tour: Farm cove, The Domain and the now Royal Botanic Gardens, a tour of the spontaneous flora to be found in this central Sydney location.
Saturday 4th September, 2-4pm
Bookings are essential, details here.

Biodiversity and the Arts, an event in which artists, scientists and academics offer a range of perspectives on these three things that it is difficult to imagine:
1. The world and everything in it
2. How things go together
3. That things end

Saturday 11 September, 2010, 1pm-5pm, Australian Museum, Sydney

Landing: a 60 minute environmentally sustainable production.
Sidetrack Theatre, Marrickville.
Show is presented in partnership with Green Elephant Events in an attempt to reduce its environmental footprint.
Dates: Sept 10, 12, 16, 18, 22. Bookings here.

Diego Bonetto’s second Weedbook tour: Harold Park, a tour of the spontaneous flora to be found in this Sydney location.
Saturday 18 September 2010, 2-4pm
Bookings are essential: education@mca.com.au or 02 9245 2484.

ARTIST TALKS for IN THE BALANCE
SUNDAY 19 SEPTEMBER, 2.30 – 3.30PM
“Join exhibiting artists including Bonita Ely, Lucas Ihlein, Sumugan Sivanesan and Catherine Rogers for a discussion about their work.”
FREE

Greening the Arts Part 2
Where Greening the Arts ‘Part 1’ focussed on the changes arts organisations could make to green their workplaces, the sequel will look outward, at sustainable strategies from the City of Sydney and how environmental issues are being answered by communities in creative ways.
Speakers include Samantha Graham, Ilana Kaplin, Anna Davis, Lucas Ihlein.
Monday, 27 September 2010, 6.00-8.00pm
FREE ENTRY for 2010 SAMAG Members / $10 for non-members / $5 for students
Surry Hills Library 405 Crown Street Surry Hills

Tim Flannery in conversation with Robyn Williams
Tim Flannery’s first major book since The Weather Makers charts the history of life on our planet. Here on Earth, which draws its points of departure from Darwin and Wallace, Lovelock and Dawkins, is an extraordinary exploration of evolution and sustainability.
Thursday 30 September, 7pm
Adult $15, Gleeclub $10
Everest Theatre, Seymour Centre
Corner of City Road and Cleveland Street, Chippendale.

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OCTOBER 2010:

Gwago patabágun ___ We will eat presently Public Picnic
The last scheduled picnic-discussion as part of Makeshift’s work ‘Gwago patabágun ___ We will eat presently’. It’s on the front lawn of the MCA and there will be good edible things with honey made by our native bees. Artist/architect Richard Goodwin will be special guest this time – come along and be a part of the conversation.
October 2nd, 11am – front lawn of MCA.

5 Terrariums, 5 Tours and a world of Facebook friends by Diego Bonetto.
Take an unconventional view into the botany of Sydney with these weedy tours through Sydney’s Metropolitan area. Learn about the reality of social botany, while mixing it with our human virtual society: a necessary point of exchange.
Location: Centennial Park
FREE – Limited Places. Bookings essential: education@mca.com.au or 02 9245 2484
Saturday, October 2 · 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Urban Wildlife Safari
…a participatory public project that will take place as part of the MCA exhibition: In the Balance: Art for a Changing World.
9th October, 2010.
Fully booked out.
Read a report on the tour here.

Food politics: Current conversations around food and sustainability
…brings together presenters and community to discuss a range of current approaches to food systems in Australia in the face of intensifying environmental, social and economic challenges.
At the MCA
Sunday October 24, 2010
11am-4pm

ARTIST PERFORMANCE: DADANG CHRISTANTO – SURVIVOR
Artist Dadang Christanto gives a performance of Survivor illustrating the impact of human disaster
At the MCA
SATURDAY 30 OCTOBER
12.00NOON – 2.00PM

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NOVEMBER 2010:

Tipping Point Australia
Where’s the silver lining? Can we reimage the nature of art and the culture of our relationships in the crisis of climate change?
Performance Space, Sydney
Opening discussion event: 4 November
 6pm – 10pm
Conference: 5-6 November

Unruly ecologies: Biodiversity and art
A SymbioticA Symposium exploring the possibilities and difficulties of the diversity of life through critical investigations in art, ecology and activism.
November 26 to 28 2010, Perth and Mandurah, Western Australia

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