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Creative SustainAbility - City of Port Phillip Event

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Free creative event in St Kilda, workshops and exhibition
The City of Port Philip Council are putting together a community event connecting sustainability and the arts, working in conjunction with World Environment Day 2013.

The Creative SustainAbility event encompasses a sustainable art exhibition, free workshops and performances which will take place on Thursday 6 June 2013 at St Kilda Town Hall Auditorium.

Creative SustainAbility Event City of Port Philip
Creative SustainAbility Event City of Port Philip

The Exhibition

The City of Port Phillip is exhibiting local environmental themed artworks at The Gallery at St Kilda Town Hall, celebrating the connections between sustainability and the arts. The exhibition will run from Tuesday 29 May to Wednesday 26 June.

"The exhibition will feature various art forms and works, presenting connections to our local environment and evoking sustainability in different ways including paintings, photography, video and sculpture."

Artists have been asked to submit applications with their proposed artwork, with questions relating to how their artwork minimises the impact on the environment.


On Thursday 6 June 2013 at St Kilda Town Hall Auditorium, there will be six workshops to choose from, which will be offered FREE to the public.

Indigenous Plant Illustration with Trace Balla

Illustration Workshop
Illustration Workshop Trace Balla

A friendly and relaxing introduction to sketching local indigenous plants. Suitable for all ages and abilities. All materials supplied.

Sustainable Ikebana using Native Plants with Chieko Yazaki

Japanese Flower Arrangement
Japanese Flower Arrangement

A 45 minute hands-on workshop where participants will be taken through a brief history, background and philosophy of Ikebana. The materials provided will be all Australian native plants and flowers.

Natural Indigo Dye Workshop with Myf Walker

Natural Indigo Dye Workshop
Natural Indigo Dye Workshop

Learn how to use this ancient natural dye, practising basic resist techniques to colour your own garment or piece of cloth.

Treasures from Country with Annette Sax

Treasures from Country Workshop
Treasures from Country Workshop

Learn about Victorian Aboriginal culture through the contemporary Aboriginal story of Bartja and Mayila. Annette will then facilitate a creative experience using natural materials collected from Country and also recycled materials from Op Shops, Reverse Art Truck, and Resource Rescue.

Recycling is Fun with Lydia Wos

Recycling is Fun will facilitate two workshops that the beauty of using recycled fabrics for artistic expression, one for children and one for adults.

Recycling is Fun
Recycling is Fun

Workshop 1. Making puppets with recycled fabrics: Children and parents can have fun creating characters out of a wide variety of recycled fabrics.

Workshop 2. Making Wall hangings with recycled fabrics: Making Yoyos is a very old technique and a wonderful way of recycling fabrics of all kind and sizes. The participant will create a wall hanging with this beautiful technique.

To book onto any of the above workshops, contact the Sustainable Programs team on 9209 6548 or To find out more information on any of the above workshops and event check out the City of Port Philip's Creative SustainAbility web page.
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Why? World Environment Day Event
When: Thursday 6 June 2013 4.30 - 7.30pm
Phone: 9209 6548
Where: St Kilda Town Hall Auditorium, 99A Carlisle St, St Kilda
Cost: Free
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