Thursday, June 26, 2014

Wrap up: Winter Night Festival 2014

Held on 20th June, 2014
Commercial Road, Morwell

Thank you to everyone that made this a fantastic event!

Following its huge success last year, the Winter Night Festival came back to shine a light on creative community of Latrobe Valley. The Festival once again capitalised on the potentials of vacant sites by projecting spectacular artworks of regional artists onto building facades and empty shop windows.

Hundreds of local community members and Valley visitors enjoyed the opportunity to discover locally produced food and cuisine, live performances and art and design market stalls.

We would like to thank all our sponsors:
GDF SUEZ • OUTR • RMIT UNIVERSITY • ADVANCE MORWELL • LATROBE CITY • REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AUSTRALIA • DEPARTMENT OF PRIMARY INDUSTRIES • MILLAR MERRIGAN

STOCKDALE & LEGGO REAL ESTATE • TRARALGON NEIGHBOURHOOD HOUSE • CLIMATEWORKS AUSTRALIA • ADDISON REAL ESTATE • KEITH WILLIAMS REAL ESTATE • RENNIE PROPERTY • ITALIAN AUSTRALIAN CLUB • BUNNINGS WAREHOUSE MORWELL • HARVEY NORMAN • LATROBE VALLEY EXPRESS • WILLATON TRANSPORT • ACE RADIO • TR FM • GOLD 1242 • AUS WORKWEAR & SAFETY • COATES HIRE 

Live Performances:
The 350’s, Sabrina Salvatore, The Nigellas, Paper Dolls Dance Studio Molly Maquires, Strzelecki Stringbusters, Karavana Flamenca, Steve Shultz – Drumming Circle





Image: Stage performance by Strzelecki Stringbusters







Image: Performance by Steve Shultz - Drumming Circle



Market Stalls :
Phapibo Designs, Minutiae, Hope of All Hearts, A.Amendola Bookbinders, Fizzy Face Painting, Steph Kay Photography, Twins Pantry, Hello Florence Magazine, This Space, Kissed by Cake, Eco Hub Gippsland, Twistto, Latrobe Young Professionals, Cakes by Karen, The Button Ladies, Jindi Farm, Skitehollow, Greenworks Press, Yummy Gozleme, Helen Timbury, Traralgon Neighbourhood Learning House, Sari’s Restaurant, Gumby, Morwell Neighbourhood House and Learning Centre, Fashion Primitive, Little Chicken’s Designs, Morwell Centenary Rose Garden





Image: Face painting by Fizzy Face Painting


Festival Projection Artists:
Olaf Meyer, Steph Shields, Irene Proebsting & Barry Brown, Cheri O’Donnell & Joyce Nowrungsah, OUTR, Fiona West, Pezaloom, Ronald Edwards, Skitehollow, David Wakefield, Leongatha High School, Tracy Johnson/Donna Maree Robinson/Fiona Bishop-Vuibqqua, The View From Here, Neil Chenery, Michael Brennan, Brett Ashby, Jamie Cummins, Yongho Moon, Rodney Forbes, Ian Mitchell















Image: Projection images of Gunai / Kurnai Shields by Aboriginal Artist, Ronald Edwards, South East Australia.

For more information on the Festival, follow the links below.

Market Stalls Traders, Projection artists and Performers
Facebook Page

Also please view the individual artists projected works by visiting our website:  Here

Illuminate, a part of the broader Winter Night Festival 2014 in Morwell



Running time:5min16sec

Film Description:
Illuminate, is a Projection Festival in its first year that was distributed along the streets of Morwell to form a key part of the broader Winter Night Festival 2014.

The curated projections allow for an immersion in a visual wonderland of colourful patterns; featuring the works of up to 20 talented local and regional artists, brought together through local collaborations by OUTR.
They provide an opportunity for the community and visitors to explore the city of Morwell through the lighting up of storefronts, buildings, street corners and spaces that are often familiar, however become transformed by the projections.

The Winter Night Festival 2014, was held on 20th of June, and also featured a large array of market stalls, workshops and performances to showcase unique local enterprises, from market food and fresh produce, artists and makers, performers and community groups unique to the region.

The festival is focused on fostering an environment where the community can come together to celebrate renewed visions for the future of the region. It is an opportunity to recognize the great things happening in Latrobe and to reconnect with their origins in local communities.

Please view the individual artists projected works by visiting http://growth.outr.org/illuminate

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Latrorama

Film Description:

Latrorama is a animation that draws upon the vastness and different landscape qualities that can be found in the Latrobe Valley Region. These qualities are depicted though an animated panoramic diorama, and are an attempt to showcase some of the different urban and rural activities.

The stretched out journey begins in a revealing of the agricultural and mining landscapes that then transitions through to the urban areas and culminates in a field of projection balloons that relight the town to reveal new possibilities.

Latrorama was also displayed as a projection onto a building in Morwell as a part of the 2014 Winter Night Festival.


Film


Running time:3min46sec

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

MIDDLEGROUND Morwell 2014

Film Description:

The film, Middle Ground_Morwell is the first of a series of short films which capture key moments occurring within the broader Transiting Cities- Low Carbon Futures research project. The compilation re-frames many of the images that were captured and televised during the Morwell brushfires that progressively took hold in the Hazelwood coal mine on the 9th of February, 2014.

The Morwell landscape is a diverse landscape which has been through many transformations. These transformations continually happen, but it is often not noticeable unless significant events of change occur. The fires of February 9th, highlights the vulnerability of this resilient landscape. This manufactured landscape in the everyday, appears incredibly robust, but through the force of unpredictable events, reveals what makes this landscape, bringing it to the foreground of our views and understanding.

The Middle Ground film is concerned with the landscapes that we all inhabit and consume. The very notion of the middle ground through the cinematic lens, is describing a ground that is in constant negotiation and change.

The middle ground is never really central; it is a desire for how we may perceive the world.

Film
Running time:4min

Friday, June 13, 2014

Funding Launch- ReActivate Latrobe Valley

This month, ReActivate Latrobe Valley initiative gained $113,000 funds from Victorian Coalition Government. 



Image: ReActivate Latrobe and OUTR Director Rosalea Monacella, Cr.Mayor Cr. Sandy Kam, MP Member for Morwell Russell Northe. 

Transiting Cities seeks to help Latrobe Valley to shift from existing form of economic dependence to new, sustainable and resilient models, which will focus on creative practices. The project will include a special lease program for occupying redundant infrastructure with establishment 20 pop up shops across Latrobe’s four regional CBD’s: Moe, Morwell, Churchill and Traralgon, a shop front headquarters for the project and organisation of two arts and cultural festivals. 

The ReActivate is Transiting Cities’ second stage in rehabilitation of regional areas that aims to boost cultural activity and community engagement, as well as strengthen local business and micro industries, and increase employment opportunities.

Monday, June 9, 2014

China's Mountain Flattening Experiment is Not Going Well




"To create more room for its 1.3 billion people, China has been, quite literally, moving mountains. Problem is, the world's largest mountain-flattening project has thus far been a disaster for the environment and highly questionable economically.

Spurred by glitzy Hollywood-style trailers, China has been able to move forward with the effort—in which the tops of mountains are cut off and hills are flattened to fill in valleys to create more land for cities—without so much as having a clue about what they're doing.

The projects have been an unmitigated disaster, according to three environmental engineering researchers writing in this week's issue of Nature. It's not just the megacity of Lanzhou, where 700 mountains are actively being destroyed—the country is using the technique to expand five other cities as well." REPOSTED FROM MOTHERBOARD below is the link to full story.


Full Story reposted from HERE