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New book: Museums Matter by James Cuno

A new book that may be of interest to those involved in cultural mapping. 

From Footprint Books (Australia): 

Check Out Mount Rushmore National Memorial in 3D

This looks really interesting - laser cultural mapping to offer people a 3D experience of heritage sites.

From National Parks Traveller: 

Queen Street Studio presents TOOLKIT LAB 2012

This looks like a great opportunity. 

TOOLKIT LAB 2012: A two-week physical training intensive for performance-based artists, theatre and dance makers.

Local government body endorses support for CAMRA & Empty Spaces projects

The Local Government and Shires Association of NSW executive have endorsed the following roles in the CAMRA and Empty spaces partnership: 

1.   That the Associations collaborate with the CAMRA project to review and adapt the research methodologies trialled in the pilot regions into cultural planning research tools for use by local government and regional arts agencies for cultural planning. 

Book launch: 'The Art of Engagement': Friday 2 December (Sydney)

You are invited to the launch of The Art of Engagement on Friday 2 December at Gleebooks in Sydney, at 6.00pm for 6.30pm. 

The Art of Engagement: Culture, Collaboration, Innovation, is edited by Centre for Cultural Research members past and present Elaine Lally, Ien Ang and Kay Anderson and published by University of Western Australia Publishing. 

Cudgegong Gallery to host Indigenous artist Eddy Harris’s first major solo exhibition

Due to its cultural significance, almost all of Aboriginal artist Eddy Harris' work is commissioned or sold privately, so a new exhibition called Bakandji Man at Cudgegong Gallery in Gulgong, NSW, will provide a rare opportunity to see a diverse collection of his work in one location. 

Take part in a landmark dance mapping study (Canada)

Thought researchers may find this interesting. 

The Canada Council for the Arts is conducting a historic dance mapping study. The study will 'map dance' across the country and give the dance milieu knowledge and statistics to better position dance in Canada.

This 18-month project is being carried out in collaboration with provincial and municipal arts funders, and the dance community. The study is being funded by the Canada Council with contributions from the Ontario Arts Council. 

CAMRA researcher and PhD candidate graduates

Congratulations to Dr Chris Brennan-Horley for completing his PhD, which was developed from his work on the ARC linkage grant, 'Creative Tropical City: Mapping Darwin's creative industries'. 

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Arts and culture can put a city on the map (Canada)

Interesting article - $32 million in ticket sales - wow! 

From: The Globe and Mail by Nick Rockel 

In Stratford, Ont., the Stratford Shakespeare Festival plays a central role in the local economy. Launched in 1953 and now North America's largest not-for-profit theatre company, the festival sells $32-million worth of tickets during its April-to-November season. 

Earth, Art And The Animal: Free talk plus Papunya Tjupi exhibition

Earth, Art And The Animal: Free talk
A talk by Elizabeth Grosz
Saturday, 9 July 2011
The Damien Minton Gallery in Redfern, Sydney, is delighted to present, to coincide with the exhibition Papunya Tjupi, a talk by the internationally renowned Australian academic Elizabeth Grosz, author of the book 'Chaos, Territory, Art: Deleuze and the framing of the earth' (Columbia University Press, New York).

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