The Aperture Club is very happy to work with and support the following organisation. Part of our philosphy is to support local organisations with a similar vision. We might offer free photography servcices for ‘not for profit’ organisations or to assist in developing and inspiring young or disadvantaged Australian’s to express themselves though the power of photography as an art form. We encourage organisations to contact us to see how we can work together to use photography as a tool for change…
BIKESydney is an incorporated not-for-profit community organisation. We advocate on behalf of our members and people who ride bicycles who live and work in and around the City of Sydney local government area. We are affiliated with Bicycle NSW.
We want to live in a city …Where riding a bicycle is part of everyday lifeThat is vibrant, healthy, productive, creative and robust. That values community, mobility, health, wellbeing social equity and sustainability. Where people of all ages can make easy choices to ride a bicycle, walk and take public transport.
The Mardi Gras Film Festival has grown considerably since 1993. It is now one of Australia’s largest film festivals of any kind, and one of the top five queer film festivals in the world. It is highly regarded by filmmakers all over the world, and is the most important avenue for promoting gay and lesbian titles to distributors and exhibitors in this territory.
For 10 years, Queer Screen’s documentary festival, queerDOC, was the first and only GLBTIQ documentary festival in the world, and the annual My Queer Career competition pioneered queer short film competitions exclusively for locally produced work. Both events are now part of the Mardi Gras Film Festival.
In recent years, new initiatives have grown to include special events and curated programs right across Australia, making Queer Screen one of only a handful of GLBTIQ film organisations world-over to operate a national slate of events throughout the year.
Since 2013, a new film festival, the Queer Screen Film Fest, has become a major event that delivers the latest GLBTIQ movies to the Sydney’s screens in the month of September.
On Wednesday April 9, 2014 Boomalli will open its doors to an exhibition of 100 Australian artists in support of resale royalty, with artworks from prominent and upcoming Australian artists, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous.
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Running until Sunday April 27, the exhibition highlights the concerns of artists and others that the resale rights of artists are under threat.
Show your support – attend the exhibition – sign the petition – write a letter. RIGHTNOW.
Why is this important?
In June 2010, the resale royalty scheme began in Australia, helping artists, particularly remote Indigenous artists, to receive 5% income from their artworks as they are sold again and again.The scheme was reviewed last year and artists are very concerned that the current Federal Government might scrap it.
One of the main reasons the scheme was brought into law was to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists who were often selling their artworks for very low sums of money – so while their art increased in value enormously, they never earned any of that revenue. Many were living in poverty while their artwork was trading for hundreds of thousands of dollars.