05 PM | 02 Jul

Material City 2007

Call for Applications: Material City 2007

In September and October this year the City of Melbourne will host Material City, a platform for dialogue and exchange featuring a program of artists talks, panel discussions and intensive creative workshops that aim to encourage artists to explore a range of alternative responses to working in Melbourne’s urban spaces. The City of Melbourne is calling for applications from artists, sound designers, performers, writers and creative producers to participate in one of the following workshops: SIAL (Spatial Information Architecture Laboratory) Sound Studio Creative Lab from the 22nd-24th of September, or PVI Collective Creative Lab from September 30th to October 3rd.

Applications close Monday, August 6th. For more details, selection criteria and application forms, please visit the City of Melbourne’s website. URL: htttp://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/arts Phone: 03 9658 9658

05 PM | 02 Jul

Tape Projects Zine/DVD Issue #2

Tape Projects is now calling for works for the second instalment of its quarterly zine/DVD series. For this cross-format publication, we are looking for your high-quality submissions that are screen, sound or print-based. If your creative brain-flow has taken the form of short/experimental art videos, animations, hybrid works, sound pieces, drawings, photographs or collages then flow it our way.  The chosen works will be included in a limited release DVD, accompanied by a mono-colour printed zine.

Deadline for submissions: July 14th 2007 URL: http://www.tapeprojects.org/files/pdf/TapeZine2Call.pdf Email: hq@tapeprojects.org

05 PM | 02 Jul

“25 sacks for ya back”

Design Competition & Exhibition

To celebrate 25 years of Melbourne Fringe, Crumpler is calling out for artists to create original bag designs that will be made into 25 one-off custom Crumpler bags. We’re looking for designs that celebrate the flavour of Melbourne Fringe and Crumpler – creative, rebellious and Melbourne-all-over. Be creative, use your imagination. We’re looking for original ideas that engage the theme in an interesting way. Our 25 favourite entries will be turned into custom made Crumpler bags, and displayed for the duration of The Age 2007 Melbourne Fringe Festival. 25 sacks for ya back will be listed as a Special Event in the Festival Guide and on the Festival website, with plenty of additional exposure at the busy Crumpler Store on the corner of Smith and Gertrude Streets in Fitzroy. In addition to the excitement of seeing your very own design turned into a one-off Crumpler bag and displayed during the Festival, the 25 winning artists will get to keep their bag following the Festival.

Entrants are asked to provide an initial submission file for judging purposes only – Crumpler will request the original work / high resolution files should you win the competition. Please limit the size of your entry to no larger than A4 size (210mm high x 297mm wide) at 150dpi, and ensure that each entry is no larger than 1MB. Adobe Illustrator files are preferred, but files may also be submitted in PDF, TIFF, JPG, or PSD format. Include your name, postal address, email address and telephone number with your entry.

Entry Deadline: July 29th 2007, 5:00pm AEST Email your entry to communications@melbournefringe.com.au, with ‘Crumpler’ in the subject field. Up to three different entries will be accepted per person – each entry must be sent separately.

Melbourne Fringe Festival dates: 26 September – 14 October http://www.melbournefringe.com.au/corporate/2006/festival/about

05 PM | 02 Jul

Reel Rescues at the State Library of Queensland

Reel Rescues is an exhibition of home movies, silent films and original newsreels, acting as a time capsule of Queensland life from the 1920s through to the 1970s in moving image form. The show is co-curated by OtherFilm’s Sally Golding (along with Bryony Nainby) and features Golding’s conservation work, with detailed studies of beautifully deteriorated film frames. Reel Rescues also features contemporary film works dealing the broader notion of ‘the archive’ by artists Jim Knox and Kerry Laitala, and a new sound piece ‘Sonic Projection’ by OtherFilm’s Joel Stern.

Reel Rescues, SLQ Gallery, Level 2, until Dec 2nd 2007. Free Entry. http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/whats-on/exhibit/cur

05 PM | 02 Jul

Alfred Deakin Innovation Lectures

Looking for ideas or inspiration for the next project?  The Victorian Government Minister for Innovation, John Brumby, has announced a powerful line-up of international thinkers and practitioners heading to Melbourne for the 2007 Alfred Deakin Innovation Lectures.  Noble Laureate Sir Paul Nurse (UK), philanthropist and civic activist Robert Klein (US), researcher and founder of GlobeImmune Dr Alex Franzusoff (US), science author Matt Ridley (UK) and John Wilbanks (US), Executive Director, Science Commons will take part in this year’s free public lectures. They will be joined by some of Australia’s pre-eminent speakers to discuss a broad range of innovation topics.  Information about the lecture series is available at the Department of Innovation, Industry and Regional Development website.

25 June – 20 July, 2007, Melbourne, Victoria URL: http://www.diird.vic.gov.au/deakinlectures