Tuesday 6 to Sat 10 July 2021

Films | Workshops | Performance | Exhibitions

Celebrating nature through art

July school holidays are here, and we have a wonderful program designed for school-aged children and their families.

Creative Brimbank, in partnership with Environmental Film Festival Australia (EFFA) and Snuff Puppets, presents Going Green 2021. Going Green is an arts festival that includes films, performances, workshops, exhibitions and more.

The festival is dedicated to celebrating nature, creatively educating children about conservation and preserving the environment through art.

See our program below. All events are at ‘no charge’ and take place at St Albans Community Centre and Bowery Theatre, 33 Princess St, St Albans. Information on getting to the centre is here.

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Toddler Tuesday

Tuesday 6 July

10am to 12pm

Ages: Toddlers and their carers

STACC foyer

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Toddler Tuesday

Tuesday 6 July

10am to 12pm

Ages: Toddlers and their carers

STACC foyer

Join artists, Aida Azin and Jo Mott for a Going Green Toddler Tuesday session. We will hand decorate pots and plant them with small shrubs indigenous to the Brimbank area. You can take them home and create native habitat as they grow.

Image credit: Jo Mott

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Songs of Protest –song writing workshop

By Harris (Han Riley)

Tuesday 6 July

2.30pm to 5.30pm

Duration: 3 hours...

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Songs of Protest –song writing workshop

By Harris (Han Riley)

Tuesday 6 July

2.30pm to 5.30pm

Duration: 3 hours

STACC Flexi Space 1

Protest songs have been used in many social movements to help bring about change, foster solidarity and bring the message to the masses. Songs of Protest is a songwriting workshop in which we will explore protest songs across histories and cultures and create our own protest song in support of the environment. This workshop is facilitated by Melbourne musician Harris (Han Riley), who has many years’ experience in the Australian music industry composing for theatre and supporting international artists. Harris will also perform a solo acoustic set on Friday 9 July.

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Earring Making Workshop

By Kate Robinson

Wednesday 7 July

2.30pm to 5.30pm

Duration: 3 hours

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Earring Making Workshop

By Kate Robinson

Wednesday 7 July

2.30pm to 5.30pm

Duration: 3 hours

STACC Flexi Space 1

Come and create big, loud, fabric earrings out of recycled materials. In this workshop you will learn how to create colourful hoop earrings out of op-shop fabrics and old milk bottles. Together we will upcycled our textiles with painted designs to create new statement pieces for your jewellery collection. You can even BYO an old favourite outfit and give it new life as a new pair of earrings. Open to complete beginners, and anyone looking to make their own individual accessories. Each crafter will make up to four pairs of earrings. https://www.instagram.com/katethefeminist/

Note: All materials will be provided, and all earring fittings will be made out of hypoallergenic materials.

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Mercii Makepeace – Live on the Staircase

Wednesday 6 July, Thursday 7 July and Friday 8 July

2pm to 2.30pm and...

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Mercii Makepeace – Live on the Staircase

Wednesday 6 July, Thursday 7 July and Friday 8 July

2pm to 2.30pm and 4pm to 4.30pm

STACC Staircase

Join L.A.B. artist, Mercii Makepeace for a live performance on the STACC Staircase.

Inspired by acoustic covers growing up, Queer Pasefik singer-songwriter Mercii Makepeace has adopted a raw and vulnerable acoustic sound. Driven by her sense of freedom and justice, she uses her musical talents as another way for her advocacy work and environmental activism.

instagram.com/makepeacemusik

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Abundant Attention

By Augustine Ang

Thursday 7 July to Thursday 9 Sept

9.30am to 4.30pm daily

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Abundant Attention

By Augustine Ang

Thursday 7 July to Thursday 9 Sept

9.30am to 4.30pm daily

Bowery Gallery (level 1)

Throughout all of history, it has been shown that the capacity of human creativity is limitless. This fact is amplified through innovations of print and digital technology, which hold immense value for society. However, as profit driven corporations demand our attention through masses of media, the earth continues to crumble beneath us, commanding our care.

Now, at the beginning of the 21st century, a new economic logic called ‘surveillance capitalism’ threatens our human nature. “Every avenue of connectivity serves to bolster private power’s need to seize behavior for profit” (Shoshana Zuboff). Just as industrial capitalism ruthlessly takes from nature its most valuable resources without consent for economic gain, surveillance capitalism aims to do the same to humans.

Abundant Attention calls for us to consciously observe where our attention finds itself, and to redirect the senses to what has always been fundamentally important: our earth and our humanity. @augustbabycollage

Image credit: By Augustine Ang Titled 'the extinction of privacy' (2020), paper and glue.

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Going Green! Cinema 2021

Presented by Creative Brimbank and Environmental Film Festival Australia (EFFA)

Thursday 8 and Friday...

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Going Green! Cinema 2021

Presented by Creative Brimbank and Environmental Film Festival Australia (EFFA)

Thursday 8 and Friday 9 July

Session times below

Duration: 52 mins

Bowery Theatre

All ages

No charge, and free popcorn provided

Following last year’s super fun online screenings, the Environmental Film Festival Australia (EFFA) is back – in the theatre - to play with Creative Brimbank. Thoughtful, playful and important – this mini shorts film festival for kids is guaranteed to inform and wow in equal measure.

With joyful animations, insightful real stories, and awe-inspiring visuals, these films offer a whimsical glimpse into the enduring wonder of our world and our relationship with it; a beautiful collection that the whole family will love!

Enjoy the vibrant and quirky delights of animations Du Iz Tak, Oasis and The Little Bird and the Bee, the inspiring stories behind Women in Fire and The Poet and the Plant, and the thrilling imagination of Escape, The Beauty and A Land Without Evil. In their own special way, each short approaches our environment playfully and intelligently, making for essential viewing for all ages.

Showcasing voices and cultures from here in our own Australian backyard and across the globe, these films will delight, excite and educate, teaching us all how to look after our planet just a little better.

The Going Green! Cinema includes the following films:

1. Du Iz Tak | Runtime: 11 mins
2. Escape | Runtime: 4 mins
3. Land Without Evil | Runtime: 4 mins
4. Oasis | Runtime: 6 mins
5. The Beauty | Runtime: 4 mins
6. The Little Bird and the Bees | Runtime: 5 mins
7. The Poet and the Plant | Runtime: 10 mins
8. Women in Fire | Runtime: 8 mins

For the full film listing, visit https://www.effa.org.au/screenings/going-green-2021

Thursday 8 and Friday 9 July three sessions per day (you can dip in and out between films):

  • 2pm to 2.52pm
  • 3pm to 3.52pm
  • 4pm to 4.52pm

Environmental Film Festival Australia (EFFA) showcases ground-breaking cinema, traversing the relationship between humans and their environments, challenging the way people think about the natural world, and inspiring us all to discuss, explore and act on important environmental issues. Visit: www.effa.org.au

Image credit: Still from the short film 'Escape' Directed by Yeliz Motro

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Learn the Art of Macramé Workshop

By Lauren Nguyen

Thursday 8 July

2.30pm to 5.30pm

Duration: 3 hours

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Macrame

Learn the Art of Macramé Workshop

By Lauren Nguyen

Thursday 8 July

2.30pm to 5.30pm

Duration: 3 hours

STACC Flexi Space 1

Macrame is the art of handcrafting to create decorative objects that have been passed down through generations to bring light to daily life for people around the world. Using a series of knots and patterns you can create anything, the world of macrame is endless.

This class will teach you the basic foundation knots used for macrame whilst providing a welcoming space for creativity and mindfulness. Lauren from Dokmai will guide you through the art of macrame where you will craft a plant hanger to take home. These handmade pieces bring a sense of warmth and character through crafters’ energy, time, and love. We hope you continue to create at home and use this practice as a form of relaxation and connect with your creative side. Visit https://www.instagram.com/dokm...

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Wasteful Thinking

By Little Litter Project

Friday 9th July

1pm to 2pm

Duration: ...

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Candace

Wasteful Thinking

By Little Litter Project

Friday 9th July

1pm to 2pm

Duration: 1 hour

Bowery Theatre

We’ve all heard that we need to take care of our environment. From the documentaries to the protests, we’re always seeking assistance from governments and large organisations to help us help our planet. How did we get here? How did we become so wasteful? The good news is that each and every one of us has the capacity to make small changes which will help the cause. Join Little Litter Project to unpack all things waste and how small steps can make a difference. @littlelitterproject

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Harris Acoustic Set

By Harris

Friday 9 July

5pm to 5.30pm

Duration: 30 mins

Bowery Theatre

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Harris Acoustic Set

By Harris

Friday 9 July

5pm to 5.30pm

Duration: 30 mins

Bowery Theatre

Harris is an eclectic mix of modern song writing and acoustic guitar. Influences including Gillian Welch, Crowded House and Patty Smith, lead to an old school sound with sweeping pop melodies. Harris is the solo project of Melbourne musician Han Riley with many years’ experience in the Australian music industry composing for theatre and supporting international artists. Harris is also running a Songs of Protest song writing workshop on Tuesday 6 July. https://www.instagram.com/hifromharris/

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Snuff Puppets presents Snuff Skool

Saturday 10 July

9.30am to 5.30pm

Ages: 14 years +

Bowery Theatre

Workshop includes...

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Snuff Skool

Snuff Puppets presents Snuff Skool

Saturday 10 July

9.30am to 5.30pm

Ages: 14 years +

Bowery Theatre

Workshop includes free lunch

A one-day performance workshop: playful, physical & fun! Learn puppetry skills and create acts with giant puppets.

Students go out onto the street for a roaming performance around St Albans at the end of the day.

The workshop is suitable for all experience levels: artists, students, and the general public. Ages 14yr and up. Snuff Puppets puppetry is non-verbal so language is no barrier.

Some strength, flexibility, and stamina ~ or adrenaline! ~ are needed to get the most out of the workshop.

A team of three Snuff Puppets lead the workshop, including the company’s artistic director Andy Freer with over 30 years of puppetry experience.

For more information and to enrol visit: https://snuffpuppets.com/BRIMBANK/

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