02 PM | 19 May

Museum Victoria is offering a $5,000 award for up to 2 young emerging new media artists

Museum Victoria are looking for innovative proposals for digital projects that can be exhibited online as part of a 3 year project called Talking Difference.

The aim is to inspire conversations between and within cultures about difference and commonality.

Your project could utilise any form of digital media. It could be a short film, interactive game, online interactive artwork, digital public art project, mobile phone application… the possibilities are endless.

 For more information and application form go to:  http://museumvictoria.com.au/talkingdifference

04 PM | 12 Mar

Duck Season – stop these lame shooters from killing our waterbirds #fb


Despite much opposition to Victoria’s recreational duck shooting season it is still going ahead opening on the weekend of March 20th/21st (2010) across Victoria.

You still have time to write to John Brumby and let him know how you feel about it.

Please write, email or phone Premier John Brumby john.brumby@parliament.vic.gov.au Level 1, 1 Treasury Pl, Melbourne 3002 Tel: 9651 5000

Primarily politicians need to hear from Victorians (provide your address) saying that this brutal activity must be stopped.  Interstate and overseas supporters could say that Victoria should follow the other Labor states which have banned duck-shooting and that the issue is now one of national environmental significance.

Thank you from the Coalition Against Duck Shooting CADS

11 PM | 31 Oct

Entheogenesis Australis is just around the bend

6-9 November 2009 Swanpool, Victoria http://www.entheo.net/

Bear Owsley will be speaking: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Owsley_Stanley

The Entheogenesis Australis 2009 Conference aims to address the issues relating to drug use/misuse from social, cultural and historical/traditional perspectives. EGA speakers will draw on the backgrounds of physiology, biology, pharmacology, psychology, neuroscience, anthropology, botany and more to provide a more realistic context to the role drugs and altered states play in the modern world.

If you’ve ever asked yourself “has the ‘War on Drugs’ created more problems than it tried to solve?” or “is MDMA really a more dangerous drug than alcohol?” – then EGA is for you.

Entheogenesis Australis is a collection of thinkers from all walks of life, we come together to share knowledge about sacred plants, chemical alchemy and states of consciousness.

02 PM | 07 Sep

Future shots, sustainability film challenge for young Victorians

Future Shots is a short film challenge to all young people living in Victoria.

Tackling one of the most important issues affecting the world today: SUSTAINABLITY

The challenge is to make a film of three minutes or less, of any type or genre that addresses the key question:

Sustainability: What’s it all about?

Future Shots is looking for creativity, inspiration, discussions and solutions.

You are encouraged to explore, interpret, and then commit to film your personal ideas about sustainability, what it means to you and your community and how you think it can be achieved.

Films entered into Future Shots by the 21 September, 2009 will be placed in the draw to win either a Sony HandyCam or an Ipod Touch.

If you have already completed a short film under three minutes on sustainability don’t miss this opportunity to be in the draw for another great prize.

Read the Future Shots guidelines to make sure your film meets the requirements, and enter.

More info at Future Shots. And yeah you should be under 21 years of age…;)