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Making it in Moreland – Free Professional Development Series

A series of five workshops and training sessions for artists, designers and arts workers.

Making it in Moreland brings together five free discussions and workshops in a series addressing key themes and questions for artists, makers and arts professionals in today’s creative climate.

From funding and digital marketing to public art and working with communities, if you are trying to Make it in Moreland these events offer a dynamic addition to your professional development, along with a great opportunity to meet other creative practitioners in your area.

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Making it in Moreland program

Funding: New Directions

With Sandy Collins, Manager Outreach & Pre-application, Australia Council for the Arts and Christabel Harvey, Manager, VicArts Grants, Creative VictoriaSaturday 21 November 2015, 10 am – 12 pm
Mechanics Institute Studio, 270 Sydney Road (corner of Glenlyon Road), Brunswick

A presentation on Australia Council for the Arts and Creative Victoria’s funding programs for independent artists and arts organisations. Hear about the Australia Council’s development of a new grants model which will support a diverse range of artists, artistic practice, organisations and arts activity. The new model will make it easier and simpler to apply for grants. To be followed by a Q&A forum on current funding opportunities at Australia Council and Creative Victoria.

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Collaborating with Communities

With Jade Lillie, CEO, Footscray Community Arts Centre and Jill Morgan, CEO, Multicultural Arts Victoria

Saturday 21 November 2015, 2.30 pm – 4.30 pm
Mechanics Institute Studio, 270 Sydney Road (corner of Glenlyon Road), Brunswick

Got an idea for an event, festival or project and want to involve a community? This presentation will assist you with strategies in how to collaborate and communicate successfully with different communities to produce mutually rewarding outcomes and experiences. Our speakers will offer the background, processes, outcomes and learnings from collaborative projects, to be followed by a Q&A forum. Participants will gain insights into approaches to community, diversity and multiculturalism in art practices and events.

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Digital Marketing for Artists and Musicians

With Tracey McIrvine, Visual Arts and Studio Manager and Cara Williams, Music Editor, Beat Magazine 

Tuesday 24 November 2015, 6 pm – 8 pm
Mechanics Institute Studio, 270 Sydney Road (corner of Glenlyon Road), Brunswick

Want to know how to be seen on the rising tide of visual and social media? As the number of artists competing for recognition continues to grow, the need to develop the skills to stand out from the crowd is vital. Join Tracey McIrvine and Cara Williams for a workshop which will build your skills in promotions, marketing, branding, networking, social media and web design, to help you reach your audience in the most effective way.

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Re-thinking the Game: Funding Alternatives

With Steven Richardson, State Manager (Victoria and Tasmania) Creative Partnerships Australia and Esther Gyorki, Program Administrator, Australian Cultural Fund

Wednesday 25 November 2015, 6 pm – 8 pm
Mechanics Institute Studio, 270 Sydney Road (corner of Glenlyon Road), Brunswick

Creative Partnerships Australia’s role is to create a culture of giving, investment, partnership and volunteering to the arts; bringing donors, businesses, artists and arts organisations together to foster a more sustainable and vibrant arts sector. Join Steven Richardson, State Manager, Victoria and Tasmania, and Esther Gyorki, Program Administrator of the Australian Cultural Fund (ACF), a collective funding platform that facilitates tax deductible donations to the arts. They’ll discuss the fundraising landscape, new ways of raising funds and the benefits of using the ACF to bring your artistic projects to life.

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Public Art Prospects

With Geoff Hogg, Mark Holsworth, Louise Lavarack, Dean Sunshine, Laura Phillips and Aiofe Kealy

Sunday 6 December 2015, 1 pm – 3.30 pm
Jewell Station, Brunswick

What are the prospects for public art in Moreland? This panel discussion will look at the interests of artists creating work in the public sphere and how Council can respond to new and emerging trends in public art. Is Moreland’s public art program providing the right platforms? Are public commission briefs too prescriptive? Come hear industry leaders reflect on these issues and have your say.

This forum will be followed by the announcement of the 2015 MoreArt Awards.

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Events are free but bookings are essential.

If a program books out, preference will be given to people who live in the Moreland municipality.

Suitable for

Artists, makers, musicians, designers and arts professionals


Moreland City Council
Emma Hutchinson, Arts and Culture
Phone: 9384 9239

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2015 Banylue Award for Works on Paper

2015 Banylue Award for Works on Paper  with works by Pamela Bain, Jessie StanleyBetra Fraval and CaroleWilson – just some of the finalists exhibiting at#TheHatchContemporaryArtSpace in#Ivanhoe

With the winner being SteadyStateIntervention by SimonFinn.


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Garden Fiesta on this weekend

ResizedImage600852-GardenFiesta2 Peppertree Place is a community garden and place in Coburg where families and communities can come together to learn about growing and preparing fresh food, improving health and enhancing community links.

This creatively designed community space boasts a productive kitchen, classroom and affordable community plant nursery all framed by an historic bluestone church and stables.

ResizedImage600678-map-of-ptpOur opening hours are:
  • PepperTree Place and Nursery: Tuesday through Friday 10am-4.30pm
  • IncrEdible Coburg Food Swap, Pop-up Café, Nursery and Food Garden Workshops: The 1st Saturday of every month, 10am-2pm 

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Stephanie Leigh at Tinning Street Gallery

19 – 29 NOVEMBER

Opening Thursday 19 Nov, 6 – 9pm

Reconstituting the Reclining Female is an exhibition that critiques the historical practice of painting the female nude.
The overlapping of lines and re-construction of the female form suggest a type of rebuilding quality to the female body, informing a feminist analysis into the damages that occur from women being represented by others for thousands of years.

Whilst the artwork references a kind of traditional art movement, the flat bold colours within this exhibition speak of the now, therefor allowing us to discuss how the historical female reclining nudes function today and their role in creating the “ideal female” of the 21st century.


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