4 June 2013, 6.30 pm-7.30 pm
Deakin Edge, Federation Square, Melbourne
Freedom of speech is a central tenet of democracy. Today tweeting, facebook and texting means that anyone anywhere can comment on anything at anytime. This omnipresence of the people’s voice is impacting political movements and social change. Many are now starting up businesses with a social or environmental mandate – and building community support for their efforts via social media. Or are they? Hosted by John Faine, featuring Paddy Manning, Dr Peter Chen, Sam McLean. Presented by RMIT SEEDS.
5 June 2013-13 July 2013
Deakin Art Gallery (Melbourne Burwood Campus)
The singular and yet ordinary image of a hammer, left casually atop a plinth, inspired a profound change in the art and thinking of Robert Hague. This simple hammer, appearing to usurp an unmade sculpture, rich in metaphor and replete with a history of creation and destruction was to become a path from abstraction to appropriation and the conceptual. This exhibition includes models, prints and sculpture from a 10 year period and describes the artist's journey of experimentation and reflection.
Julie Nolan03 firstname.lastname@example.orgLeanne Willis03 9244 email@example.com
11 June 2013, 6.30 pm-8.30 pm
Deakin Edge, Federation, Square, Melbourne
It’s an election year and this free forum will bring Melbourne and Canberra together in a heady discussion on the power of the human voice and Australian democracy in a global context. Academics in Canberra tackle the rich content of the Arab Springs, while representatives from Melbourne’s Greek, Indian Somali and Burmese communities provide a rare insight into democracy on the ground in Melbourne. Including a live cross from Melbourne to a Centenary of Canberra forum at the National Press Club.
17 June 2013-21 June 2013, 9.00 am-5.00 pm
Deakin University Waterfront Campus, Gheringhap Street, Geelong
Barwon Health Drug and Alcohol Services facilitate 'Making Changes' - an ongoing therapeutic recovery group for people healing from alcohol and other drug addictions. Art Therapy is used as part of the therapeutic processes of the group. These processes provide
insight into the difficult journey individuals undertake on the road to recovery. To recognise National Drug Action Week, clients have consented to sharing their recovery through a public display – expressing their stories ...
Mark Randall03 4215 8700MARKRA@barwonhealth.org.au
18 June 2013, 6.00 pm-8.30 pm
Founded upon data from the frontier of biomedical research, Drew Berry's art practice synthesises science and high-end visualisation technology to explore the pulsing cellular landscapes beneath your skin. Presented by the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, this forum will explore the power of science to heal and the ethical implications that such power creates.
25 June 2013, 6.00 pm-7.30 pm
Should we declare Melbourne a City of Science? A slice of our best brains dissect and analyse Melbourne’s scientific pre-eminence and gaze over the horizon at our scientific future. Join the crowd, celebrate the successes and get that question answered in this special edition of Melbourne Conversations. Moderater Peter Mares, former ABC Radio National presenter, leads the team of panelists including research biologist Sir Gus Nossal AC.
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