SHARING IDEAS THAT DO GOOD

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The Forgotten Ballroom Exhibition
Australian Artist Patricia Piccinini’s exhibition in the Flinders Street Station’s forgotten Ballroom is the first there in decade. Piccinini works in a variety of media, including painting, video, sound, installation, digital prints, and sculpture. She is an artist who explores the frontiers of science and technology through her extradinary works. She explores "unexpected consequences", conveying concerns surrounding bio-ethics to help visualize future dystopias. She challenges our relationship to nature valorising things like trees, animals and small acts of kindness we may usually overlook. An amazing exhibition to see once Melbourne is out of lockdown. https://www.patriciapiccinini.net
19 July 2021 by Gillian Corba...

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Little Sun by Artist Olafur Eliasson
Social enterprise that produces solar powered LED lamps and chargers that provide clean, affordable light and power to communities without access to electric distribution networks. Founded 2012 by artist Olafur Eliasson, known for his installations which exploit visual perception of light and light effects, and the engineer Frederik Ottesen. Little Sun products are distributed in over ten African countries including Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Senegal, and Ghana. They are also sold in Europe, Canada, Australia, Japan and the US to consumers who pay a premium that is offset by the social credit that their contribution gains in reducing cost for these countries.
12 July 2021 by Gillian Corba...

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An Artistic Experiment in New Zealand
Paul Bradley transformed Rostrevor Street into a public space open to people and closed to cars. Sections of Rostrevor and Ward streets in central Hamilton, New Zealand was closed or partially closed to vehicles as part of Waka Kotahi’s Innovating Streets Project. Hamilton City Council received $902,000 from an agency to determine if the area was safer and more appealing to people after the Innovating Streets project. Council removed car parks, closed the road, and created a people-friendly zone where kids could skateboard or scooter and others can hang out in the park.
5 July 2021 by Gillian Corba...

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Petrit Halilaj’s Nest of Giant Flowers
This show is the artist’s first solo exhibition in Spain, he was half-jokingly and half-seriously invited to produce “the piece of his life”. Halilaj ( who come from Kosovo) seems to have taken the proposal almost literally, making artistic material out of his biographical experience. He has turned the Palacio de Cristal into a giant nest that connects the interior with the exterior, linking visitors to their surroundings by opening windows, installing structures, and setting up feeding areas to attract the birds and other creatures inhabiting or transiting through Parque del Retiro. https://www.museoreinasofia.es/en/exhibitions/petrit-halilaj
21 June 2021 by Gillian Corba...

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Moments in Time - Lisa Cotton
'Moments in Time' an exhibition by artist Lisa Cotton at Sydney Road Gallery Work Inc, Bay 6, Middlemiss St, Lavender Bay. “Looking out into the enormity of a body of water or land engulfs me in so many emotions. This connection makes me feel small and yet it fills me with wonder. Moments in Time captures my responses: the stillness and translucency of the ocean; a cool soft mist from an escarpment; and the imminent quiet before a storm threatens the horizon” Lisa Cotton. This is a joint initiative with ArtSmart Framing, curated by Sarah Montgomery. https://www.instagram.com/lisacottonart/?hl=en
15 June 2021 by Gillian Corba...

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Female refugee hand-embroider old clothes for a new look
The Alsama Studio is a social enterprise run in the Bourj al-Barajneh refugee camp in Beirut, Lebanon. The director of the studio is herself a refugee, and a recent partnership with Larissa von Planta, who was trained at Central Saint Martins, has resulted in the LVP x Alsama Project. Fashion lovers send much-loved items of clothing to the studio for upcycling, with hand stitched embroidery patterns. Each upcycled piece is unique, and customers can collaborate on their designs. Embroidery colours can be chosen by the clients or left up to the artisans. https://alsamaproject.com/shop/
7 June 2021 by Gillian Corba...