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A cooperative, sustainable accommodation platform
Nomadic entrepreneur Joseph Sharp has created the world’s first cooperative, sustainable platform for short term rentals. Named ‘Sustayn’ as a play on the words “Sustainable” and “Stay. The platform provides an opportunity for consumers looking for sustainable accommodation. It redirects a percentage of commissions towards causes to help the planet to sustain and regenerate. Sustayn aims to start by redirecting 50 per cent of commissions and plans to increase this, as the platform grows.  The project started when Joe was travelling around New Zealand and wanted a resource to help him have a positive impact during his trip. https://www.springwise.com/innovation/travel-tourism/sustayn-first-sustainable-short-ter
13 April 2021 by Gillian Corba...
 
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A First Nations Business Hub
Welcome to Country Is an Online Hub for trips, tours, experiences and products by First Nations People. “Watch the sunset over the sacred land of Miriwoong Country, walk through a tropical rainforest with an Aboriginal guide, hunt for mud crabs and fish -and more.” The first not-for-profit online marketplace for First Nations tourism connects with uniquely Australian experiences. Welcome to Country was originally launched in 2018 to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island peoples to create and grow Indigenous-owned businesses- to build businesses and share their culture. welcometocountry.com.
6 April 2021 by Gillian Corba...
 
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A world leader working in new technologies to tell powerful non-fiction stories
Lynette Wallworth is an Australian artist/filmmaker known for her innovative use of emerging technologies. Her work reflects on the connections between people and the natural world, engaging viewers in an exploration of fragile human states of grace through immersive environments, interactive technologies with gestural interfaces, and narrative long form film. In 2017, she received a News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding New Approaches in Documentary Film for her virtual reality narrative Collisions (2016). Wallworth's works span virtual reality 360 film, feature documentary, and digital fulldome and interactive video installations. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIM8mOYvPec
29 March 2021 by Gillian Corba...
 
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Signatures: the mark as the embodiment of identity and intent
Exploring the mark as the embodiment of identity and intent. This exhibition presents new works from Untethered Fibre Artists Inc. Eighteen New South Wales artists interrogate, interpret and respond to the theme ‘signatures’ to produce an interrelated exhibition. Artists Griffith | Fiona Hammond | Margo-Lynne Lee | Catherine Lees | Denise Lithgow | Brenda Livermore | Helen MacRitchie | Mandy McAlister | Robyn McGrath | Samantha Tannous | Kirry Toose | Judith Wilson | Elaine Witton. Exhibition Dates: 25 March - 15 May. https://australiandesigncentre.com/signatures/
22 March 2021 by Gillian Corba...
 
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LITTLE BIG- A Russian Satirical Band
Little Big is a Russian rave band founded in 2013 in Saint Petersburg. They have released three albums and nine singles and wowed the world with their quirky take on life in Russia. Combination or music, art, video, dance, story and gymnastics. The team calls itself a satirical art collaboration and relies on their music, visuals, and dance actions to engage their audience. They mock the various national sterotypes about Russia. All the videos are filmed by co-founder Alina Pasok. The band shoots and produces all of their music videos together. The have competed in the Eurovision Song Contest. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDFBTdToRmw
15 March 2021 by Gillian Corba...
 
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An enchanted garden
Lovely to see this enchanted garden at the Museum of Sydney today - a fun way to entertain children
14 March 2021 by Lynn Wood
 
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