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June 2016

Arena Fundraising Dinner, with Dennis Altman and Guy Rundle: ‘The American political landscape and presidential elections’

June 25, 2016 @ 6:30 pm
Charcoal Lane restaurant, 136 Gertrude St
Fitzroy, 3065
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Arena Fundraising Dinner: Dennis Altman and Guy Rundle on ‘The American political landscape and presidential elections’. Saturday 25 June at Charcoal Lane. Bookings essential. Places limited.

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July 2016

Reorienting the Postcolonial Symposium: Sunday 10 July to Wednesday 13 July at the Institute of Postcolonial Studies, Melbourne

July 10, 2016 @ 8:00 am - July 13, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Institute of Postcolonial Studies, 78-80 Curzon St
North Melbourne, 3051 Australia
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‘A series of discussions with local and international speakers on ‘postcolonialism applied’: action-oriented and grounded in its practices—from the word to the world, from past to present, from exceptional moments to the everyday.’

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‘Postcolonial Dilemmas of Indigenous Australia’

July 11, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Institute of Postcolonial Studies, 78-80 Curzon St
North Melbourne, 3051 Australia
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$20

Join in conversation with Gary Foley, Djon Mundine, Jon Altman, Phillip Batty, Melinda Hinkson and Libby Porter

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October 2016

Launch of Arena Magazine 144, with Barry Hill and Ponch Hawkes

October 28, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Arena Project Space, 2 Kerr St
Fitzroy, VIC 3065 Australia
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Free

All welcome at this launch event. Come along and hear Barry Hill and Ponch Hawkes talk about their work and hear the music of Open Ensemble, recently returned from Palestine.

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November 2016

Friends of the Earth’s Art Auction Fundraiser

November 25, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Arena Project Space, 2 Kerr St
Fitzroy, VIC 3065 Australia
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Friends of the Earth's Anti-nuclear and Clean Energy collective invites you to join us for 'eARTh' art auction fundraiser.

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February 2017

Two Laws: A Film in Four Parts

February 23, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Arena Project Space, 2 Kerr St
Fitzroy, VIC 3065 Australia
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$15

Presented by the Artist Film Workshop (AFW) and the National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA)

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March 2017

AFW Screening: When Will I Be Dictator

March 30, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Arena Project Space, 2 Kerr St
Fitzroy, VIC 3065 Australia

Assorted from years of found footage, Yaël André stitches together a pseudo science-fiction narrative, scouring for mystery and purpose within seemingly banal and grainy 8mm relics.
André’s philosophical treatise on the power of shared images playfully refracts the nature of authorship and personal expression.

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April 2017

Arena discussion: Trump and the Fascist Prospect?

April 4, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Arena Project Space, 2 Kerr St
Fitzroy, VIC 3065 Australia
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Gif by Matt Bissett-Johnson

What might we learn from historical fascism? Is this the right concept for Trump? What are the conditions in western techno-capitalist culture that might tend towards fascism? What are the geopolitical forces at work?

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Mind the Gap Exhibition and Launch Discussion

April 7, 2017 @ 11:00 am - April 16, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Arena Project Space, 2 Kerr St
Fitzroy, VIC 3065 Australia
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Kristian Laemmel-Ruff’s latest exhibition Mind the Gap is coming to the Arena Project Space for two weeks. Viewing hours: 11am – 5pm April 7th/8th/9th and April 13th/14th/15th/16th Launch and Discussion: Thursday April 13th at 7pm Mind the Gap is a somewhat dark and politically charged meditation on the gap between Australian cultures. It is not asking us to close the gap, to homogenise or assimilate; rather it asks us to acknowledge the gap, nurture the gap, celebrate the diversity rather…

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AFW Screening: 7,8,9: Three films by Hollis Frampton

April 27, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Arena Project Space, 2 Kerr St
Fitzroy, VIC 3065 Australia

States (1967), Artificial Light (1968), and Palindrome (1969) are mainly related by the period in which they were made. Hollis Frampton (1936-1984) was recognised by New York critic P. Adams Sitney in his famous 1969 essay 'Structural Film'. In many ways these films demonstrate his investigation of the essential qualities of the medium, and its relationship to language.

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