THE CLIMATE INSTITUTE: EXHIBITION BY MICHAEL HALL
In September 2014, the Climate Institute showcased the work of critically acclaimed photographer, Michael Hall, in an extraordinary exhibition titled The Story of Our Planet Unfolds, at Customs House in Sydney. The exhibition featured a body of work that illustrates human impacts and responses from around the world to the challenge of climate change.
Two years ago, the Climate Institute awarded critically acclaimed photographer Michael Hall its first Creative Fellowship to support him on his long-term project to document human civilisation's response to one of our greatest challenges. The exhibit showcased his work putting a human face to the risks and opportunities of climate change. The Nelson Meers Foundation, together with Michael and Silvia Kantor, is delighted to be supporting the Fellowship.
THE STELLA PRIZE: A MAJOR LITERARY AWARD CELEBRATING AUSTRALIAN WOMEN’S WRITING. SPEECH GIVEN BY ANNABEL CRABB AT THE 2014 STELLA PRIZE NIGHT
In the last six months, I have slept with more than 160 women. It sounds exhausting, because it is. But I do mean it quite literally. I have fallen asleep with my face in biographies, historical adaptations, and with bold new voices in fiction lending fierce, yet tautly compelling, narratives to my dreams. I have curled up with feminist polemics, and graphic novels. My bedside table is a tottering tribute to my promiscuity. For months, I read, and read, and read, with an appetite verging on the goatish. But at some point each night, usually with my forefinger marking the page and the bedside lamp lightly tanning my eyelids, I inevitably dropped off.
DOCUMENTARY AUSTRALIA FOUNDATION: SOCIAL IMPACT MEASUREMENT FRAMEWORK
There is significant evidence that participation in cultural experiences exerts considerable influence on audience behaviours, ranging from building understanding within and between social groups, to inspiring people to act in meaningful ways to change their own and others lives. Yet little work has been done on developing a specific measurement framework that can be used to identify the contribution that participation in cultural experiences and associated audience engagement campaigns make to public debate, education, changed behaviours, social change and policy reform.