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Mon, Sep 25

Textile Jewellery Making

Hosted by Adelaide Sustainability Centre

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An evening workshop all about upcycling and recycling, giving a new life to preloved items and creating lasting beautiful jewellery.

Textiles jewellery is a very ancient way of adornment. Join Textile Artist Michelle Jahn to make fabric jewellery from Michelle's collection of textiles including op-shop clothing, stockings and decorative cotton balls.

 

All Materials Supplied - $25

Ticket price includes a bag of textiles that you may gather fom Michelle's collections on the display table to make your very own textile jewellery project. You will receive expert guidance and assistane from Michelle, to help you create a personal piece of textile jewellery to accessorise your wardrobe. Every participant will be able to complete one textile jewellery project during the workshop.

If you happen to have some old jewellery that you would like to give a new life with some textile additions, you are welcome to bring them along and utilise Michelle's experience and collections of textiles to gain inspiration to revamp your jewellery piece.

You are welcome to purchase a second bag of textiles to take with you another project to do at home.

Your Textile Jewellery will be a personally created piece of art that you will continue to enjoy wearing for years to come.

About Michelle:

Michelle printed her first lino block while studying as a Fabric Design at North Adelaide School of art nearly 30 years ago, and she has been printing ever since. After graduating Michelle established her own arts practice and working for SA Opera Company as their fabric designer, fabric finisher. Michelle Jahn, now a re-emerging artist with a passion for textiles, lives and breathes her art practice. As much as she loves creating her own art she relishes helping other people tap into the right side of their brain. She encourages play, experimentation, and imagination and her workshops leave you feeling rejuvenated and inspired.

See more www.exclusiveilluminations.com.au

The Adelaide Sustainability Centre is supported by the Adelaide Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resource Management Board and Conservation Council of South Australia.

Wed, Sep 27

Eco Families Adelaide: Natural Remedies for All Seasons

Hosted by Adelaide Sustainability Centre

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Eco Families Adelaide - a sustainability group for Adelaide parents

Bring along your baby or toddler to our group exploring eco and sustainable living for families. Sessions are family-friendly and all are welcome.

Natural Remedies for All Seasons

Join us for a Cuppa and let’s chat about Natural Remedies for All Seasons.

We will be looking at natural remedies and how they can support us through the seasons. Together we’ll share tips on natural home remedies for Winter, Spring, Summer and Autumn. This session is for anyone wishing to learn about a few simple, natural ways to take care of their own health and the health and wellbeing of their families.

Activities and sharing will include the making of elderberry syrup and gummies, water kefir, and a selection of herbal teas.

Please bring in a jar if you’d like to take water kefir grains home with you.


Note: The information shared as part of this session is of a general nature and is not intended as a prescription nor medical information. All remedies are made with natural ingredients and are suggested as complimentary. We do not know your medical history or allergies.

The Adelaide Sustainability Centre is proudly supported by theAdelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resource Management Board and Conservation SA.

Thu, Sep 28

Campfire Stories Adelaide: Spring Cleaning

Hosted by Adelaide Sustainability Centre

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Campfire Stories is about people coming together and sharing a yarn and a bite to eat. Be prepared to be entertained and inspired by extraordinary true tales from ordinary Australians!

How it works: Come along and share a 5 minute true story related to the night's theme of "Spring Cleaning". Prepare a five minute story about getting your things in order. Cleaning up your home or your mind. Fresh starts, unloading unnecessary baggage or paring life back to the essentials. All about leaving the cold and dark behind and preparing for sunnier times.

There is no pressure to speak in front of the audience. People are just as welcome to come and listen to other people's stories.

The night will close with a shared supper so please bring a plate to share.

Entry is optional $5 donation at the door.

Event is open to all ages. Doors open 6:30pm for 7pm start.

This event is supported by the Adelaide Sustainability Centre and the Adelaide & Mt Lofty Ranges NRM Board.

Wed, Oct 4

ASBN x AIUS Spotlight Briefing: Blue Infrastructure

Hosted by Adelaide Sustainable Building Network

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Join the ASBN and AIUS to discuss how we establish water sensitive cities through developing Blue Infrastructure to aid in sustainable water management, climate adaptation and improving urban ecology.On the night we will have presentations by local professionals to discuss how Blue Infrastructure is currently being developed and also how we create more opportunities in the future.

We hope that through our collaborative event, our audience will be empowered by the speakers presentations around Blue Infrastructure and inspired by local case studies.

Robin Allison will describe the design response to convert the Oaklands Park Driver Education Centre into a stormwater harvesting facility integrated into a regional community park. The project required close collaboration between disciplines in order to develop a functional stormwater treatment and harvesting system while also responding to the existing site features and creating an attractive and usable space for the public.

Glynn Ricketts will discuss key outcomes from the Oaklands Wetland Aquifer Storage & Recovery (ASR) from an operator point of view.

Mellissa Bradley will discuss howe the reintegration of water back into the urban landscape provides microclimate (cooling) benefits that create better places for us to live and work.

Following the presentation, the ASBN will hold a Q&A session between presenters and audience. Dinners from the Depot Collective Cafe and wine from Whistling Kite Wines will be available, along with plenty of networking time. We hope to see you there!

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This event is part of Open State and the Festival of Architecture and Design

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Presenter Bio

Dr Robin Allison - Director of Design Flow

Robin is a founding Director of DesignFlow, a specialist watersensitive urban design consultancy based in in SA, Victoria andQueensland.

He has more than 20 years’ experience in stormwater managementand in particular integrating WSUD into urban spaces to protect aquaticecosystems while enhancing people’s enjoyment and appreciation of water.

He has delivered projects from streetscape scale to regional wetlands and a focus is often on retrofitting systems within constraints of existing urban areas.  All of the systems employed use vegetation as a key driver of water quality improvement and promote blue infrastructure

 

Mellissa Bradley - Program Director of Water Sensitive SA

Mellissa is a strong advocate for the creation of more liveable cities and towns through the delivery of new developments, capital works and asset renewal that incorporate integrated water management objectives and best practice water sensitive urban design. Mellissa has more than 20 years experience working within the fields of civil design, development assessment, policy development, environmental management and construction management.

Her experience in engineering and planning, together with a history of developing and implementing capacity building programs for local government in catchment and urban water management, has brought Mellissa to her current role as Program Manager with Water Sensitive SA. – a capacity building program for water sensitive urban design.

 

Glynn Ricketts - Water Resources Coordinator at City of Marion

Glynn works the City of Marion as the Water Resources Coordinator. His main role is to capture, treat and re-use stormwater for irrigating the public realm and sports ovals. He is an aquatic biologists but now finds himself buried in contract and project management duties. His favourite part of the job is using the weltands has a research platform for local primary, highschool and University students. 

Thu, Oct 5

Tomorrow - Film Screening & Community Dinner

Hosted by Adelaide Sustainability Centre

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Take concrete steps to a sustainable future

What if telling a hopeful story that points out solutions is the best way to solve the ecological, economic and social crises that shake our world?

Following the publication of a study forecasting the possible extinction of mankind by 2100, Cyril Dion and Mélanie Laurent travel through 10 countries to understand the reasons for this catastrophic prediction and, most of all, how to prevent it becoming a reality. During their journey, they meet creative individuals and cultural leaders who are pioneering new and more sustainable methods of agriculture, energy, economy, democracy, and education. By pulling together these positive, concrete and tested initiatives, they start to envisage a sustainable world of tomorrow.

Above all, it is a film about hope and the tangible pathways to a better world. Essential viewing for anyone who wants to be empowered to ensure a livable planet for future generations.

Winner of the Best Documentary French Academy Award, TOMROROW is an urgent and passionate film offering real solutions to save our planet.

View the trailer here.


 

Come along for an evening of shared food and conversation, followed by a free screening of 'The Clean Bin Project'

6 pm - Potluck community dinner, please bring a plate of food to share*

7 pm - Film Screening. Barb Koth, Symposium Facilitator for ‘Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream’ (Pachamama Alliance) and Adjunct Lecturer, School of Natural and Built Environments, UniSA will be joining us to introduce the film.

The Adelaide Sustainability Centre is supported by the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board and Conservation SA.

 

* Choose to refuse single-use plastic. During our dinners we provide real plates and cutlery, provide reusable cups, supply filtered water (rather than bottled) and collect food scraps to give to The Joinery's chickens or put in our compost bins. Please avoid bringing single-use plastics, including glad wrap, to our dinners if you can. We look forward to seeing you!

Mon, Oct 9

School Holiday Workshop - Hot Rocks!

Hosted by Adelaide Sustainability Centre

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A school holiday workshop for children aged 5+

Join practicing artist Michelle Jahn, Textile Artist for a fun, half-day worskhop painting hot rocks. Each child will be guided to explore their creativity and make individual designs, exploring colour, patterns and drawings.

$25 includes all materials for this half day workshop.

Recommended ages are a guide only. Parent / care-giver supervision required (parent participation at no extra cost).

About Michelle:

Michelle printed her first lino block while studying as a Fabric Design at North Adelaide School of art nearly 30 years ago, and she has been printing ever since. After graduating Michelle established her own arts practice and working for SA Opera Company as their fabric designer, fabric finisher. Michelle Jahn, now a re-emerging artist with a passion for textiles, lives and breathes her art practice. As much as she loves creating her own art she relishes helping other people tap into the right side of their brain. She encourages play, experimentation, and imagination and her workshops leave you feeling rejuvenated and inspired.

See more www.exclusiveilluminations.com.au 

The Adelaide Sustainability Centre is supported by the Adelaide Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resource Management Board and Conservation Council of South Australia.

Thu, Oct 12

Frontline Fashion - - Sustainable Fashion Film and Discussion

Hosted by Adelaide Sustainability Centre

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Documentary Screening:

Frontline Fashion is a documentary following 10 talented emerging fashion designers determined to change the future of fashion – currently one of the most polluting industries on earth – for the better, in the world’s biggest sustainable fashion design competition, The EcoChic Design Award.

As they descend into Hong Kong for the design battle of their lives, all eyes are on the first prize; to design an up-cycled collection for China’s leading luxury brand, Shanghai Tang. But before they meet the region’s fashion elite on the Hong Kong Fashion Week runway, the designers must prove they have what it takes to transform the industry’s polluting ways by tackling waste at a discarded clothing warehouse and going behind the scenes at one of the biggest shirt manufacturers in the world. As the 10 designers vie for the winning position, they prove that when it comes to sustainable fashion, there is no need for a compromise in style. But there can only be one winner…

Panel Discussion:

Liddy Doleman – Owner of Ecolateral Sustainable Living

Chris Martin – Founder Hemp Clothing Australia

Hannah Materne – Creative Director of From Found not-for-profit fashion social enterprise

Facilitator:

Alana Gregory – Environmental Artist & Founder of Soul Strong Society creative wellbeing initiative

 

Cost includes 20% off voucher for Ecolateral Sustainable Living.

Soul Strong Society is a wellbeing organisation creatively empowering individuals, communities, and environments.

The Adelaide Sustainability Centre is supported by the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resource Management Board and Conservation SA.

Fri, Oct 13

School Holiday Workshop - Revamping Kids Clothes

Hosted by Adelaide Sustainability Centre

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A school holiday workshop for children aged 5+

In this fun, hands-on class Michelle Jahn, Textile Artist will teach children how to design and print their own artwork onto their own clothes!

Children will start the class by creating their own design using lino blocks on paper before transferring their design onto clothing using coloured non-toxic fabric inks. The result – beautiful, colourful revamped clothing items completely designed and printed from start to finish by your kids!

You will need to bring 3 items of your kids clothes that need a reno/revamp. Cotton is prefered to print on. Please feel free to bring additional pieces of material if you would like to practice before your final items.

Recommended ages are a guide only. Parent / care-giver supervision required (parent participation at no extra cost).

About Michelle:

Michelle printed her first lino block while studying as a Fabric Design at North Adelaide School of art nearly 30 years ago, and she has been printing ever since. After graduating Michelle established her own arts practice and working for SA Opera Company as their fabric designer, fabric finisher. Michelle Jahn, now a re-emerging artist with a passion for textiles, lives and breathes her art practice. As much as she loves creating her own art she relishes helping other people tap into the right side of their brain. She encourages play, experimentation, and imagination and her workshops leave you feeling rejuvenated and inspired.

See more www.exclusiveilluminations.com.au

The Adelaide Sustainability Centre is supported by the Adelaide Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resource Management Board and Conservation Council of South Australia.

Sat, Oct 14

Fair is Beautiful - Sustainable Fashion Talks and Workshop

Hosted by Adelaide Sustainability Centre

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Join us for a morning of sustainable fashion talks and workshop. Come along to one or all three. Presented by Soul Strong Society and Adelaide Sustainability Centre

Spinning with the Handspinners & Weavers Guild of SA
11.30 am - 1.30 pm

How did humans begin their adventures in fashion? Where do your clothes start out? Enter the wonderful world of spinning fibre with the Handspinners & Weavers Guild of SA.


Talk: Clothing as Medicine
11.30 am - 12.30 pm

The majority of synthetic dyes used in clothing production are created and used in developing countries where health regulations are not well enforced. Workers have no access to protective equipment and often use banned products, which are harmful for human and environmental health. A study by the Environmental Working Group in 2005 found 287 different toxic chemicals within the blood of newborn children. Of these 287 chemicals, 217 were neurotoxins, and 208 damage growth development.

In contrast, Ayurveda and other ancient health systems have promoted the use of natural colours, fibres and dyes as a form of ‘clothing as medicine’. Plant fibres and dyes contain natural antibacterial and antiviral properties, and can also be ultra-rich sources of natural antioxidants promoting skin, respiratory, and intestinal health.

Join environmental artist Alana Gregory for a practical workshop on how to turn your wardrobe into a hub of healing!


Talk: A Crash Course in Hemp Clothing: Chris Martin
12.45 pm - 1.30 pm

“We can solve a great deal of the problems in the clothing industry by understanding hemp and it's resourcefulness. Hemp is by far, the best alternative to fast fashion and through clothing we also create a gateway to understanding all forms of hemp industry.” Chris Martin

Join us for a 45-minute discussion with Hemp Clothing Australia founder Chris Martin. Chris will discuss the collective efforts of the Industrial Hemp Association of South Australia (IHASA), sharing basic information about Hemp that is missing or being withheld from the general public's knowledge of clothing.


Soul Strong Society is a wellbeing organisation creatively empowering individuals, communities, and environments.

The Adelaide Sustainability Centre is supported by the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resource Management Board and Conservation SA.

Sat, Oct 14

Slow Food, Slow Fashion

Hosted by Adelaide Sustainability Centre

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Conscious eaters and dressers join us for a hands-on, informative and enriching workshop

‘Slow Food’ is a movement that supports access to food that is healthy and flavoursome, clean and environmentally safe to produce, and economically fair for producers and consumers. Bringing the same approach to our clothing, fashion has the potential to nourish and warm our body, soul, environment and community.

Based on today’s knowledge regarding the importance of diverse and healthy gut flora, fermented foods created from organic fair trade produce fall in line with the slow food mantra and can be seen as medicine for the modern age. Natural dye’s created from organic sources are medicine for our water-ways and our skin!

Almost all cultures have some kind of wonderful fermented food in their traditional diet and use natural dyes to colour their world. In this workshop, we will use produce from Grow Free, an organisation that believes in communities sharing produce and knowledge, to create healthy, probiotic rich fermented foods for a contemporary palette and then use the ‘waste’ materials to naturally dye a remnant silk scarf.

Join Juju Haifawi and Alana Gregory in preparing Kimchi, two variants on the traditional Sauerkraut, and your own remnant silk natural dye scarf with colourful organic ‘waste’. Your insides and outsides will thank you!
Presenters:

Alana Gregory (alanagregory.com) Juju Haifawi (wildjuju.com.au) with produce from local organic producers and Grow Free (facebook.com/groups/growfree)


The Adelaide Sustainability Centre is supported by the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resource Management Board and Conservation SA.

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