Since 2002 the Mission to Seafarers Victoria maritime art prize has exhibited the work of over 700 artists and fast become recognised as Australia’s leading maritime art award. Prize money awarded to date has exceeded $129,000 and the organisation has raised approximately $180,000 toward the provision of seafarers’ welfare services in Victoria.
Now known as the ANL Maritime Art Prize & Exhibition, the award promotes excellence in maritime and seafaring subjects in art and assists in raising the profile of the 1.5 million merchant seafarers responsible for transporting more than 90 per cent of world trade.
Global efforts to improve conditions for seafarers are constant, as has been the provision of welfare services by the MTSV since 1857 in the Port of Melbourne. The ANL Art Prize is an important event made possible with thanks to naming rights sponsor ANL, corporate sponsors, the contributing artists and the individuals who give their time and expertise to curate, judge and select the works.
All works exhibited are for sale and pay a 33% commission toward supporting seafarers’ welfare.
Entries close Monday 2nd September 2013, 2012.
The exhibition is open for public viewing from 3rd – 27th October, 2013 at the historic seafarers’ centre at 717 Flinders Street, Docklands from 12 noon – 7pm Tuesday – Sunday
More details can be found at the Mission to Seafarers Victoria website, here
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Jack Charles V The Crown (Drum Theatre)
Venue: Drum Theatre – Cnr Walker Street and Lonsdale Street, Dandenong (VIC)
When: 16 May 2013 8pm
Presented by Ilbijerri Theatre Company
An extraordinary tale written and told by one of the nation’s near forgotten treasures.
Uncle Jack Charles is an Australian legend: veteran actor, musician, Koori elder, activist and, until recently, heroin addict and cat-burglar. This is a show about his life – told by him.
From Stolen Generation to Koori theatre in the 70s, from film sets to Her Majesty’s prisons, Jack Charles V The Crown runs the gamut of a life lived to its utmost. Charles’ unswerving optimism transforms this tale of addiction, crime and doing time into a kind of vagabond’s progress – a map of the traps of dispossession and a guide to reaching the age of grey-haired wisdom.
Accompanied by a three-piece band, this one-man show is a theatrical delight and a celebration brought to us by the oldest Indigenous theatre company in Australia.
Contains strong language and adult themes.
75 minutes, no interval.
Photo by Bindi Cole
Tickets available at the Drum Theatre box office – phone 9771 6666 or buy tickets online.
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World Wide Knit in Public Day was started in 2005 by Danielle Landes. It began as a way for knitters to come together and enjoy each other’s company. Knitting is such a solitary act that it’s easy to knit alone somewhere and sink into your work without thinking about all the other knitters out there. Neighbors could spend all their lives never knowing that the other knits. This a specific day to get out of your house and go to a local event (with your knitting in tow) just for you and people like you. Who knows you might even bump into your neighbor! Consider this a spark, to ignite a fire; getting all of the closeted knitters out into fresh air.
World Knit in Public Day is unique, in that it’s the largest knitter run event in the world. Each local event is put together by a volunteer or a group of volunteers. They each organize an event because they want to, not because they have to. They bring their own fresh ideas into planning where the event should be held, and what people would like to do. Continue Reading »
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Last week, our Artist in Residence for March, photographer Kate Winterton, emailed me a few works she created during her time here at Heritage Hill. Last year, Kate was working on a photographic series called Shift which responded to a heritage listed space in Dandenong, focusing on the sense of aura and traces of past human contact, which is what Kate feels charges a historical space.
Kate continued this theme during her residency here and here we present some of the beautiful works she has created while here.
All of our 2013 Artist in Residence’s will be showing their final work in an exhibition from the 8 November – 8 December here at Heritage Hill. It’s going to be an amazing exhibition, so mark it in your diaries now!
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I’m On My Way Down
Thomas Street Car Park
Level 5, 50 Thomas Street, Dandenong
Through a series of precise cuts, this bollard departs from the rhythm of the car park expressed rigidly aligned concrete columns and repetitive architectural structures.
Through Rowlands carefully considered reconfiguring of the bollard, audiences are invited to see the object as an entirely new form or to read it back into its former self. In doing so, the opportunity exists to reflect on the wider process of change.
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We just wanted to share some snaps from our school holiday workshops last week.
First up – Kids On The Case where our participants found insteresting items from around Benga and created ideas about their possible histories:
“I had to dial”
“the corsets they wore”
“why is there no butler’s room?”
“Why is there no oil portrait?”
Next up, Ancient Tales, a story telling workshop and tales shared from many cultures:
making a story cube to help inspire stories
More story cubes being created
performing the story out under the fig trees
Last for today was our Old Fashioned Games Festival:
Table Soccer, played with straws and pom poms
3 Legged Race
Even the parents joined in the fun and games!
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12pm–5pm Sunday 7 April Wachter Reserve Kingsclere Avenue, Keysborough (next to Parkmore Shopping Centre)
Headline act: Diamonds of Neptune (indie rock)
Enjoy a chilled-out Autumn afternoon at a fun, free event featuring live music, family-friendly entertainment and a host of activities.
Autumn Fest will be held at Keysborough’s Wachter Reserve and is a great chance to meet with friends and family for a relaxed afternoon in the park.
Music lovers can grab one of our colourful bean bags and settle in for some live music including performances from the amazing Victorian Police Band Code One, a traditional didgeridoo performance and several talented local and emerging artists.
You can also take part in the many free activities including:
- a 10-metre rock climbing wall
- ride inside the ground zorb balls
- visit the special Under 5s world
- try sports activities including squash, soccer, cricket and more
- arts and crafts
- and much more
There will also be roving performers, food and market stalls and give-aways.
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