"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep."

- Scott Adams, Cartoonist and writer (1957- )

The Housing Project is a playful and engaging interactive installation about the challenges, experiences, problems and delights of urban life. People are invited to create their own urban soundscape by building a city using miniature ceramic house, trees, tall buildings and factories.

The creative team was Ann Ferguson, Keith Deverell, Sue McCauley and Chris Knowles, working with a range of community participants. 

This thought provoking work exhibited at the Pin-up Architecture & Design Project space in Collingwood, Melbourne during the 2011 State of Design Festival.

The Manubak Garra video workshop is one of a number of online resources developed by Brunswick Women’s Choir as part of their Bringing Singing to the Community project.

These free online resources - downloadable sheet music, audio files, videos - bring the benefits of participating in group singing and community choirs to a wider audience.

www.brunswickwomenschoir.org.au

The Latrobe Valley community joining together to do the “Krackarena” and celebrate their Dance with me projectKernot Hall, Morwell - Sunday 27 May 2012www.facebook.com/dancewithmeproject

The Latrobe Valley community joining together to do the “Krackarena” and celebrate their Dance with me project
Kernot Hall, Morwell - Sunday 27 May 2012
www.facebook.com/dancewithmeproject

Take My Hand tells parallel stories of a man who can’t love for fear of falling and a woman who can’t stand on her own. It was created in response to the themes of depression and resilience. Will you keep on falling? Will you ever find yourself again?Presented by Platform Youth Theatre and GRIT Theatre7pm Weds - Sat, 11 - 14 JulyTickets: Full $25 Conc $15 Under 26 $10La Mama Courthouse - 349 Drummond St. CarltonBookings: (03) 9347 6142 or www.lamama.com.au

Take My Hand tells parallel stories of a man who can’t love for fear of falling and a woman who can’t stand on her own. It was created in response to the themes of depression and resilience. Will you keep on falling? Will you ever find yourself again?
Presented by Platform Youth Theatre and GRIT Theatre
7pm Weds - Sat, 11 - 14 July
Tickets: Full $25 Conc $15 Under 26 $10
La Mama Courthouse - 349 Drummond St. Carlton
Bookings: (03) 9347 6142 or www.lamama.com.au

Talking Difference is an online media project created by Museum Victoria, aimed at promoting diversity and challenging discrimination by encouraging community members to participate in a virtual conversation.

The studio is a welcoming, enclosed space within a public space, where strangers are drawn into virtual dialogue about cultural difference and diversity. It features a touch screen, HD camera and microphone, to allow you to view the questions, responses and ideas of others and respond with your own video, audio, text and drawing.

The Studio is part of VicHealth’s Arts About Us Roadshow touring regional Victoria in 2012 and will be at Mildura Library from 3 July – 22 July. 

www.museumvictoria.com.au

Ilbijerri Theatre Company’s Black Writers Lab is a unique, professionally tailored writing program targeting Indigenous artists who seek to develop their skills as writers and to progress their work towards fully developed performance scripts.
Black Writers Lab Showcase 2012Writers: Jacob Doehme, Isaac Drandich, Lisa Maza, Rosie Smith and Melodie ReynoldsActors: Tammy Anderson, Greg Fryer, Andrew Mabbott, Uraine Mastrosavas, Ian Michael and Maurial SpearimDirector: Isaac Drandic
6pm Wednesday 4 JulyThe Warehouse, Arts House - Little Errol St, North Melbournewww.ilbijerri.com.au

Ilbijerri Theatre Company’s Black Writers Lab is a unique, professionally tailored writing program targeting Indigenous artists who seek to develop their skills as writers and to progress their work towards fully developed performance scripts.

Black Writers Lab Showcase 2012
Writers: Jacob Doehme, Isaac Drandich, Lisa Maza, Rosie Smith and Melodie Reynolds
Actors: Tammy Anderson, Greg Fryer, Andrew Mabbott, Uraine Mastrosavas, Ian Michael and Maurial Spearim
Director: Isaac Drandic

6pm Wednesday 4 July
The Warehouse, Arts House - Little Errol St, North Melbourne
www.ilbijerri.com.au

Heartlands pays respect to the creative talent and social contribution of artists from refugee backgrounds who arrived in Australia after 1970. Artists who entered work in the exhibition come from over 20 ethnic backgrounds. This wide representation of cultural perspectives is clearly shown and celebrated.
Presented by AMES and Multicultural Arts Victoria, the exhibition will be at the Walker Street Gallery in Dandenong from 5-28 July, 2012. FREE entry.

Heartlands pays respect to the creative talent and social contribution of artists from refugee backgrounds who arrived in Australia after 1970. Artists who entered work in the exhibition come from over 20 ethnic backgrounds. This wide representation of cultural perspectives is clearly shown and celebrated.

Presented by AMES and Multicultural Arts Victoria, the exhibition will be at the Walker Street Gallery in Dandenong from 5-28 July, 2012. FREE entry.

Multicultural Arts Victoria’s
Emerge Festival 2012
Melbourne’s rich cultural heritage comes alive with this colourful annual music and arts festival presenting amazing new refugee and emerging artists who have recently settled in Australia.
Emerge Festival will captivate Melbourne and Dandenong throughout June and July with a series of amazing performances and unique cultural experiences encompassing music, dance, visual arts, film, exotic foods, ancient crafts and ceremonies happening all over the city.
www.multiculturalarts.com.au

Multicultural Arts Victoria’s

Emerge Festival 2012

Melbourne’s rich cultural heritage comes alive with this colourful annual music and arts festival presenting amazing new refugee and emerging artists who have recently settled in Australia.

Emerge Festival will captivate Melbourne and Dandenong throughout June and July with a series of amazing performances and unique cultural experiences encompassing music, dance, visual arts, film, exotic foods, ancient crafts and ceremonies happening all over the city.

www.multiculturalarts.com.au

"The purpose of art is to lay bare the questions that have been hidden by the answers."

- James Baldwin, Writer and social critic (1924 – 1987)

What’s the Time Mr Wolf? is a quirky, imaginative, and at times macabre, new theatre work. Ryan New trips uneasily between fantasy and reality: his skin doesn’t fit and his waking life is beyond strange. He walks in human clothing searching for his own kind and a way to navigate the obstacles of an ordinary day filled with risk and possibility
4:30pm Friday 6 July, 2012
St Martins Youth Arts Centre
120 Millswyn St. South Yarra
www.stmartinsyouth.com.au

What’s the Time Mr Wolf? is a quirky, imaginative, and at times macabre, new theatre work. Ryan New trips uneasily between fantasy and reality: his skin doesn’t fit and his waking life is beyond strange. He walks in human clothing searching for his own kind and a way to navigate the obstacles of an ordinary day filled with risk and possibility

4:30pm Friday 6 July, 2012

St Martins Youth Arts Centre

120 Millswyn St. South Yarra

www.stmartinsyouth.com.au

VicHealth’s MOTION program aims to engage people in fun and physical arts activities and events that increase social connectedness. Creative and playful installations and events include: The Giant Theremin, Tangle, Dance With Me, 52 Flashmobs in 52 Weeks, Crowd Play, Roll Up and Atelier Edens.

www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/motion