NAVA Bar Talk: Equality in the Arts - Making Leadership Count
Thursday 18 May, 5-7pm at ACMI Cafe & Bar at Federation Square.

Three guest speakers discuss their experience and views on equality & leadership within our sector. The speakers include Phip Murray (The Wheeler Centre), Esther Anatolitis (Regional Arts Victoria) & Gabrielle de Vietri (Artist), and will be facilitated by NAVA Executive Director, Tamara Winikoff. I'll be speaking about the rights and responsibilities of artists in leading social action and change, and what I (from my experience as an artist) think are some key issues facing women leadership positions.

Roundtable discussion: An Act of Showing - Rethinking Artist-Run Initiatives through Place
Saturday 20 May, 3-6pm at Testing Grounds, Melbourne

Invited artists and speakers will open discussion on the themes: rethinking artist-run initiatives through place, relationships between art, art practice and geography, Chris Kraus’s radical localism in the Asia Pacific Region, relationships between Australian ARIs and the Asia Pacific region, local art and global forces, Indigenous understandings of place and its impact on Australian ARIs and ARI artists and relations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists in Australian ARIs and Art Centres.

Panel discussion: Systems of Solidarity: Alternative Pedagogies
Tuesday June 13 at BUS Projects

More info coming soon.


A Centre for Everything and ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2017 present
Artist-led symposium, April 30-May 7 2017

At this critical juncture in history, artists work to not only reflect and comment, but shape the way in which we deal with environmental and humanitarian crises. Over one week, leading international and Australian artists will plot, design, critique, share and mobilise around issues of environmental and social justice.

  Image: Liberate Tate,  Human Cost    (Tate Britain, 2011) (c) Amy Scaife 2011

Image: Liberate Tate, Human Cost (Tate Britain, 2011) (c) Amy Scaife 2011

ART / POLITICS / ACTION is an artist-led symposium on the intersection between contemporary art and activism. The program consists of both public events and an Artist Intensive with a view to foster connectivity, critique and the creation of new collaborative works around urgent issues of our times.

Presenter-participants include UK-based artist and activist Mel Evans (Liberate Tate, ArtWash: Big Oil and the Arts), Central Australian filmmaker and activist Alex Kelly (Something Somewhere Film Festival, Queen of the Desert), Melbourne-based Quandamooka artist Megan Cope (proppaNOW, This is No Fantasy), Melbourne-based artist and researcher Amy Spiers (Miranda Must Go, Closed to the Public), Sydney-based artist Kelly Doley (Assembly for Alternative Futures, Barbara Cleveland) and Melbourne-based artist Gabrielle de Vietri (A Centre for Everything).

The Artist Intensive will see a core group of artists undertake workshops, discussions, case studies and shared meals, examining and collectivising around the various ways in which money, environment, culture and ethics collide. Artist Intensive workshops are open to practicing artists and arts workers from all fields with an interest in politically-engaged practice. 

Applications for the artist intensive are now open.

30 April - 6 May 2017
Various locations, Collingwood, Victoria
Applications close midnight March 26 2017


Artwash: Big Oil & the Arts - Public Lecture by Mel Evans
6-8pm Friday 5 May 2017. Free. Bookings open in March 2017.

Forms of Resistance - Panel discussion with Alex Kelly, Megan Cope, Amy Spiers
6-8pm Wednesday May 3 2017. Free. Bookings open in March 2017.

For more information, visit ART / POLITICS / ACTION

The events are supported by the City of Yarra and presented by A Centre for Everything and CLIMARTE as part of ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2017, a festival of art exhibitions and events seeking to harness the creative power of the arts to inform, engage and inspire action on climate change.

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Project Intern


A Centre for Everything is looking for a project intern to work on developing and implementing an artist-run symposium on the intersection between activism and art.

Held from 30 April - 7 May 2017 as part of ART + CLIMATE = CHANGE festival and supported by the City of Yarra, the symposium will feature workshops, discussions, meals and activities with and exciting line up (TBA shortly) of leading local and international artist-activists working at the forefront of creative campaigns, political art, art for social (as well as institutional, systemic and political) change.

We are looking for somebody to work with us (Will Foster & Gabrielle de Vietri) approximately one day per week from late January to help research, prepare and run this symposium.

The ideal applicant has sound research, organisation and communication skills, a strong interest in ethics, politics and contemporary art, and a demonstrated commitment to unconventional forms of political and artistic intervention.

While this is essentially a volunteer role, we are able to offer a modest honorarium.

Please apply by email: info at acentreforeverything dot com
Please include a short CV, 3-5 images or links to previous work (or similar), and a short statement introducing yourself and why you want to work with us on ART / POLITICS / ACTION.

If you would like further information, please call Gabrielle on 0422741940 or email us at info at acentreforeverything dot com

Applications close January 12


PS If you are reading this and wondering how you can be involved as a participant, watch this space! Presenters, program and how to participate will be announced early 2017.