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Free Movie Premier: Demain (Tomorrow)

When: Monday 12 September, 5.30pm – 9.30pm 
Where: ACMI – Flinders Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000

(Including pre-screening refreshments and panel discussion after the screening with European and Australian experts)

As part of European Climate Diplomacy Week, CEO and Co-Founder of CLIMARTE, Guy Abrahams will participate in a panel discussion following the screening of Demain (Tomorrow). 

Climate is changing. Instead of showing all the worst that can happen, the French documentary Demain (Tomorrow) focuses on the people suggesting solutions and actions. This globetrotting documentary features accomplishments and stories ranging from Copenhagen to Detroit to a small village in India, highlighting local solutions on matters of food security, renewable energy and education.

The filmmakers believe showing solutions may be the best way to solve the ecological, economic and social disruption that we are experiencing.

Official welcome by H.E. Sem Fabrizi, Ambassador of the European Union to Australia.

The movie will be followed by a Q&A discussion with:
Guy Abrahams CEO and Co-Founder, CLIMARTE
Prof. David Karoly Professor of Atmospheric Science and EU Centre Research Director, University of Melbourne H.E.
Dr. Anna Prinz Ambassador of Germany to Australia
Dr. Alex Teytelboym Institute of New Economic Thinking, University of Oxford
Eric Scotto CEO, AKUO Energy


Event: Environmental Film Festival Australia 2016

Once again CLIMARTE is proud to be a community partner of The Environmental Film Festival Australia 2016. EFFA feature films from the world’s most talented and socially conscious filmmakers, delivering information, inspiration and – above all – a sense of hope for the future.This years program will be shown in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Hobart and Canberra. 

To see full program guide go to EFFA Website 

Art: AMOS Art Competition 2016

AMOS invites art submissions from Australian preschool/school students for the theme “Weather as a force”.  

Whether the weather has been a positive or negative force or just a force to be reckoned with, if the weather has moved you in some way and you can draw, paint, sketch or take a photograph about it, send it to AMOS for a chance to win $200 for yourself or your class and science gear to the value of $250 for your school.


Open to all Australian preschool/school students in the following (only one entry per child/class)

• Category 1 - Preschool to Year 6 Primary school  

• Category 2 - Secondary school (Years 7 to 10) 

Entries will be judged on:  Creativity, scientific insight, interest, interpretation of theme

The judging panel will be headed by the weather loving meteorologist Dick Whittaker (Sky News Weather, The Weather Channel) and the water obsessed artist Martine Emdur. 


For information or on how to enter visit AMOS website 


Event: Sculptors come to Toolangi Forest

6 - 20 November 2016
Toolangi Forest, Victoria

This November the beautiful Mountain Ash forests of Toolangi will provide the backdrop and inspiration for Toolangi Sculpture Trail 2016, to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the International Sculpture Event UNESCO, 1996. 

15 Victorian artists will spend two weeks in the Toolangi Forest creating site specific sculptures in the existing Sculpture Trail. The program is unique in that all the artists will work with natural materials sourced mostly from the surrounding Toolangi State Forest. They will draw from the scope of ISE 1996 creating permanent or ephemeral work that will form a second stage in the creative story of this landscape. 

The artists selected for the residency program include: Aaron Carter, Ali Griffin, Brigit Heller, Brooke Collins, Carmel Wallace, Christen Jo Stone, Forest Keegel, Gay Chatfield, Isadora Vaughan, Joanne Mott, Klara Kelvy, Marynes Avila, Mick Harding, Mike Nicholls, and Scott Selkirk. 

TST16 will be opened to the general public on Sunday 6 November through a Tanderrum hosted by the Taungurung (Daung Wurrung) people of the Kulin Nation, welcoming artists and visitors alike to country.

Make your tax deductible contribution to this important event here.

To contribute or volunteer contact
Sharon Plummer 0400 949 745, Reggie Clark 0418 851 819, or by email 
For more information visit

Exhibition: Deep Breathing by Janet Laurence

Janet Laurence
DEEP BREATHING Resuscitation for the Reef
28 July 2016 - 1 February 2017
Australian Museum, 1 William Street Sydney NSW

Deep Breathing Resuscitation for the Reef 
is an installation by Janet Laurence that explores the effects of climate change affecting the Great Barrier Reef. The work was first exhibited in Paris during the United Nations Convention on Climate Change in late 2015, and was critically acclaimed.

Deep Breathing Resuscitation for the Reef was informed by a field trip to the Australian Museum’s world-renowned Lizard Island Research Station. Janet Laurence is the Australian Museum’s Artistin-Residence.

Please contact Ali Brosnan, Development Coordinator, on (02) 9320 6216 or email to book a complimentary double-pass to see the installation and also gain general entry to the Museum.

Exhibition: Food Desire & Technology by Pierre Proske

Pierre Proske
Food Desire & Technology 
6 September - 4 October 2016
Opening: Tuesday 6 September 2016, 6-8pm

LAB-14 Gallery, Carlton Connect Initiative, 
700 Swanston Street, Carlton

Food Desire & Technology explores the fragile relation between food, desire and technology. It consists of a series of playful experiments by artist Pierre Proske that engage with current or potential commercial applications of food related technology. From exploring food consumption data analytics, to questions around new gene editing tools such as CRISPR as well as a data visualization of aphrodisiacs, Proske deploys various custom software tools to produce a series of works intended to stimulate discussion around the role of new technologies as mediators of desire in the food industry.

The exhibition opening will showcase the Gastro Analytics Machine, an interactive installation that measures your emotions while you sample food or drink. In the future, food retailers will be drawing on emotion recognition and deep learning Artificial Intelligence networks to learn and predict what you like to eat. Sample a range of exotic beers and chocolates and have your response scanned, categorised, archived and visualized.


Food Desire & Technology is part of Absolutely Famished, a creative exploration of future food curated by Dr Renee Beale. Underpinned by scientific research it imagines the 22nd century marketplace.

News: Welcome New Board Member

CLIMARTE would like to welcome and introduce our newest member of the CLIMARTE Board, David Leece.  David is a founder and Managing Director of Billard Leece Partnership, a group of dynamic architects, based in Melbourne and Sydney, who work Australia-wide. David has over 30 years’ experience in delivering complex institutional projects, including the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne and the Perth Children’s Hospital.

David has provided philanthropic support to conservation groups and was one of the initial supporters of CLIMARTE. An active conservationist, David expresses his passion for the landscape through painting and photography, and has undertaken projects in remote areas working with indigenous participants. In a response to climate change, he bought an extensive native forest in West Gippsland which he manages for conservation outcomes.

CLIMARTE would also like to warmly thank retiring Board member, Paula Greene, for her energy, enthusiasm, and her commitment to CLIMARTE over the past six years.
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