Young People and the Arts Australia (YPAA) and Propel Youth Arts WA would like to invite you to a sector meeting and planning day as part of National Conversation: Mapping the Future.
National Conversation: Mapping the Future is a national program of meetings, incubator and planning sessions, forums and presentations to network across Australia. This tour is being undertaken by YPAA Executive Director, Lenine Bourke to:
• Network with other creative and cultural practitioners
• Engage in conversation about your issues and ideas
• Plan the future of your peak body and your sector
Young People and the Arts Australia is the national peak body for arts organisations and practitioners engaging children and young people in the arts. The meeting is suitable for all those interested in creating arts and cultural experiences with and for children, young people, their families and communities.
Western Australian sector meeting (co-hosted by Propel Youth Arts WA
Take one hour each month to reflect, discuss and help create change in PERTH. Join a community of ‘urban thinkers’ for a free forum exploring topics such as planning, development, sustainability and community. This is PERThour.
PERTHour is a discussion forum designed to broaden our perspectives on urban issues. Presenters talk for twenty minutes with oodles of time for questions. The program is specifically designed to be interactive, intimate and enjoyable with short presentations followed by questions & discussion time. Note that places are limited.
The first session begins THIS FRIDAY with special guest Charles Landry.
For further details, visit the website.
A Festival of Locative Media and Urban Community
Recent exhibitions, festivals and conferences across the US and in Europe have taken wireless networks, public space, locative media and urban environments as sites of intervention, creativity, and critique. Formulated within the emerging context of networked urbanism and mobile media, City Centered: A Festival of Locative Media and Urban Community will focus upon dynamics of the shifting, locative, cartographic and social space of the city. It is organized by educational, arts, community-based and civic organizations and asks how locative media can act as a platform and venue for community-led expression.
As the centrepiece of the South Perth Fiesta Finale, Unwrapped: South Perth will showcase more than 70 designers at Sir James Mitchell Park, overlooking the Swan River.
As always, there will be a huge range of fantastic products on sale from local designers - from photography and art, to jewellery and menswear. Please mark these details in your diary:
1pm to 6pm
Saturday 6 March
Sir James Mitchell Park (near Coode Street Jetty)
South Perth foreshore
Following a very successful 2009, Alda’s will mark the first exhibition of 2010 with Perth artist, Gian Manik, who will be presenting a solo project entitled Others. Returning from a three month residency at The Gunnery Artspace in Sydney, Manik will present new work in both the upstairs gallery and project space.
Manik explains, “This work explores the attraction of the ‘Other’ through perceptual references of my body. Various filmic inspired makeshift components such as costumes, props and paintings are used to explore the border between familiar and unfamiliar objects and spaces. The anonymous figures and accompanying settings speak of possible events that are about to occur or which have already taken place.”
The exhibition will be open from the 8th January to the 5th February. Please join us at Alda’s on opening night, Friday 8th January at 6pm til late.