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Australian Marine Conservation Society: Sustainable Seafood

Christmas is coming up and seafood is a popular choice of food for the holiday summer season. However, overfishing can cause huge environmental damage by disrupting natural food chains. To counter this, some Australians are working towards developing more sustainable fishing practices. To find out more, Hyo-Jin spoke with Josh Coates, Coordinator of Sustainable Seafood and Fisheries at the Australian Marine Conservation Society.

Sustainable Seafood Guide

AMCS website

Produced by Hyo-Jin Shim.

Justice Action: Christine Pang

In 1979, the Justice Action organisation was set-up to provide additional support services for the individuals', family and others affected. Following on the success of Justice Action's achievements, the organisation continues to provide a voice for those marginalised, victimised and isolated by the prison system. Hyo-Jin chats with Christine Pang, legal intern to look at her experience of working at Justice Action. To find out how you can support, you can go to the following; 

Justice Action 

Linkedin - Christine Pang 

Produced by Hyo-Jin Shim. 

 

 

Local Artists: Farina Salehi

Originally from Iran, Farina Salehi moved to Australia and continues to produce her art. Farina's mixed-media canvasses were a sell-out at The Other Art Fair, held in Sydney. She investigated Iranian cultural heritage within an Australian context while doing her Masters of Fine Arts. Much oof her work reflects that research with heavy influence from the nomadic life of the indigenous, Ashayers from Shiraz. Hyo Jin spoke with Farina for a closer look into her art-making technique.

For more information, please visit the websites below;

IWVAC: Farina Salehi 

Saatchi Art: Farina Salehi 

Farina Salehi 

Produced by Hyo-Jin Shim. 

Local Artists: Nazanin Marashian (IWVAC Founder)

As founder of the Australian Iran Women's' Visual Arts Collective and one of the originators of the Blacktown Studio Artists Collective, Nazanin Marashian continues to facilitate a creative space and artistic opportunities for peers in her community. 2SER spoke with her about the upcoming exhibitions, arts residency and artist talks throughout 2016/2017. 

For more information, you can visit the following websites; 

AGNSW Artist Talk at Iraniac Conference 

Iranian Women's Visual Arts Collective

Blacktown Arts Creativity Residency Program - Blank Slate 

Produced by Hyo-Jin Shim. 

The Sharing Economy

The sharing economy has become big business in recent history with companies like Uber, Yello, Deliveroo and Air BnB taking off.

Sarah Kaine, Associate Professor in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations from the University of Technology Sydney, weighs in about some of the misconceptions regarding the sharing economy, and what the possible future policies for Australia could be.

 

Produced by Eleanor Harrison-Dengate

Local Artists: Alrey Batol

Artists have a lot to philosophise as a response to the politico-social world. However, it looks like they have more to convey by their art-making practice. Multi-discplinary artist, Alrey Batol, of Australian-Philippino heritage has produced some electrifying series of media art. His subversions of art medium and subject matter, includes a closer inspection of the following forms; photomedia, new media and electronic installations, sound and video art.

For more information, please go visit the website/s.

Alrey Batol

Saatchi Art: Alrey Batol

Produced By Hyo-Jin Shim.

Local Artists: Paula Do Prado

The past weekend, The Other Art Fair was held at the cultural arts precinct, The Commune, in Waterloo. Paula do Prado, was chosen by Saatchi Art for her controversial mixed media art, notably her self-portraits and soft sculpture wall reliefs. Paula's body of work is known to challenge traditional art-making practices by redefining cultural and personal identities within the context of post-colonial Australian art.

For more information, you can visit her website: Paula do Prado

Produced by Hyo-Jin Shim.

National Multicultural Women's Conference 2016

We don't often hear the voices of immigrant and asylum seeker women. We often don't know which kinds of struggles and disadvantages they have to face in a new society. Dasha Mstislavtseva talked to Yamamah Agha from Settlement Services International, who was also on the organizational committee of a National Multicultural Women's conference 2016. They discussed multicultural women's empowerment and the upcoming event.

 

Image: Yamamah Agha (on the left) with SSI staff member, Sajeeda Mehrabi.

National Multicultural Women's Conference 2016

We don't often hear the voices of immigrant and asylum seeker women. We often don't know which kinds of struggles and disadvantages they have to face in a new society. Dasha Mstislavtseva talked to Yamamah Agha from Settlement Services International, who was also on the organizational committee of a National Multicultural Women's conference 2016. They discussed the empowerment of multicultural women and the upcoming event.

 

Image: Yamamah Agha (on the left) with SSI staff member, Sajeeda Mehrabi.

Upward Back Pain Study

The stats on the increase of back pain, widely known as the prevalent "Western Epidemic" reports on 40% of the Australian population, with the 10% of the back pain sufferers ending in chronic illness. The research conducted by the UWS and UNSW is to undergo new methods for non-invasive treatments for acute pain sufferers. This could mean an end to the costly cortisol injections and being able to manage pain by the training of neurological functions and techniques for a higher pain threshold. Razors Edge speaks with Valentina Buscemi from the University of Western Sydney to get a brief summary on their program.

If you would like to take part of this trial as a back pain volunteer, completing 3 observational tests, all reimbursed for the two hour visit to their clinic in Randwick/Campbelltown every three months over a year, please contact the below for more information.

Website: Upward Back Pain Study

Twitter: Upward Back Pain

Contact: Valentina Buscemi

Produced By Hyo-Jin Shim.

 

 

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