Saturday, February 20, 2010

Footprint Environmen Festival at the Botanic Gardens

Australian National Botanic Gardens are holding and enviro expo the "Footprint Environment Festival" on Saturday 14 March. The day will involve workshops, discussions, demonstrations, entertainment and activities for all ages, and they're interested in inviting some local artists, designers etc who's work involves any element of sustainability, who would like to show and sell their produce.

If anyone is interested in joining in on the day there will be no charge, and they will enjoy making contact with around 500 local people.

They are welcome to contact Tanya by email or phone on the numbers below.

Tanya Davies
Social Media Officer
Australian National Botanic Gardens
Clunies Ross Street, Acton, ACT
02 6250 9538 0409070687

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Sustainable Art Market this Weekend!

Belconnen Arts Centre presents

Valentine’s Eve Art Markets

Celebrating Environmentally-Friendly Design & Craft

On Saturday 13 February come and see a marvellous collection of
handmade art and design by local artists and crafts people using
environmentally-friendly materials and processes. Stallholders will be
showing paintings, prints and cards celebrating the joys of love and lovers
plus a range of delectable gifts lovingly handmade to delight your own very
special Valentine.

Project Remake will be running 1- and 2- hour workshops throughout the
afternoon. So bring 2-5 special items from your wardrobe to remodel
into something new and fabulous. Workshop fees are $10 and $20.
When: 12:00 – 5:00pm Saturday 13 February
Where: Belconnen Arts Centre
118 Emu Bank, Belconnen, ACT

To be opened by: Dr Maxine Cooper, ACT Commissioner
for the Environment and Sustainability
Belconnen Arts Centre is an ACT Government facility and is supported
by the ACT Government

Parking is available at Westfield Belconnen,
behind Nature Conservation House, Emu Bank,
or at Belconnen Arts Centre.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Valentine's Eve Art Markets

12:00–5:00pm Saturday 13 February

Our great new artmarket showcasing contemporary environmentally-friendly art and design. Stay tuned for more information on stallholders closer to the day!

Keep and eye on for more information

Thursday, February 4, 2010

2010 Arts Education Conference

Arts Up Front: Leading Arts Learning

The ACT Department of Education and Training in partnership with the ANU School of Music and Arts consultative committee would like to invite all Arts based educators and artists to attend the inaugural Arts Education Conference to be held in conjunction with the ANU School of Music in February 2010.

Date: Saturday 20 February 2010
Time: 8:45 am – 5:30 pm
Cost: $75 or $50 for Pre Service
Location: ANU School of Music

• Provide ACT Arts educators with a clear understanding of the directions the national curriculum in the Arts is taking.
• Galvanise engagement of ACT Arts educators to provide direction for Arts education in the ACT and issues regarding the national curriculum
• Provide quality professional learning workshops for educators of students of all ages giving practical experiences, activities and pedagogical techniques that teachers can utilise in the classroom
• Establish strong links between schools and community Arts organisations to further develop existing programs and stimulate innovative practice in schools and with young artists
• To enable all participants the opportunity to participate in a round table discussion to provide input into the national curriculum for the Arts

The Day will include performances by

• Musica Viva
• Canberra Youth Music
• QL2
• KultureBreak
• Jigsaw Theatre Company

There will be 22 workshops on the day by organisations including:

• ANU School of Music
• Arts ACT
• Australian Catholic University
• Australian National Gallery
• Bell Shakespeare Company
• Jigsaw Theatre Company
• National Portrait Gallery
• QL2
• University of Canberra

There will be guest speakers at the forefront of campaigning for an Arts national curriculum, first-rate education workshops across the Arts and Market stalls from a large number of ACT key Arts organisations.

Join Arts Educators from the ACT Region in learning the latest about resources, techniques and pedagogy. There will be a number of distinct strands for each of the arts subjects, curriculum, performance, cross curricular approaches to teaching the Arts, primary Arts education and classroom pedagogy. All-inclusive cost for teachers’ registration: $75. This includes access to all seminars, catering, guest speakers and other benefits yet to be unveiled!

No arts teacher (or prospective arts teacher) can afford to miss this collection of opportunities all in the one location for the first time and remember it can count as your additional PL day.

Project Remake

Project Remake workshops are for anyone wanting to make the most out of their wardrobe by deconstructing and stitching with love and thought to create new items with interesting twists.

Join us, the Project Remake team – Paula, Michelle and Lee on Monday February 8th 7-9pm for our first workshop of the year to see the potential in your loved, but unused/underused, clothes.

OR drop in to see what we are doing and see some of our new creations.

When: Monday February 8th 7-9pm

Where: Federation Room (next to reception) Havelock House
Corner of Gould St and Northbourne Avenue, Turner

Cost: $20

No textiles/sewing experience necessary! Please contact us for information on weekly workshops if you are interested but cannot attend this day.

To RSVP, please email with ‘RSVP Workshop and the date in the subject line. Places are limited, so be quick!

Catch up on the blog- we've been busy
Visit project remake at
, check out the previous workshops images and get a feel for the project and the team! We're really powering on and appreciate everyones support in 2009.