ABC Art Spaces are seeking a range of works broadly interpreting the theme ‘Australian Flora and Fauna’ for the first exhibitions in the new gallery spaces on ABC Island. Let’s make this a celebration of Australian Second Life art! Ideas for art related events are also welcome. Please send a notecard named ‘ABC Art – [your avatar name]‘ with brief details of the work you would like to exhibit to Juanita Deharo or Juko Tempel before April 24. Opening events will be held from the following week.

Guidelines for Artists

[Update] We would still like to hear from more Australian artists with Second Life art to display in Art Spaces. If you know someone who would be interested, please let them know that the Spaces are available. This exhibition will showcase multiple artists and will run for six weeks.

[Update] This exhibition has been withdrawn, with apologies to the artists who gave their time and their pieces.

Following on from the first two forum meetings four gallery spaces have been created/modified on the ABC Island to accommodate approx. 80 2D art works and 15 3D indoor sculptures. ABC Friends are keen to start the process of having a flow of Australian art come through the island in the next weeks. To achieve this in the four galleries (photos and slurls below) we welcome suggestions from friends as to works they would like to see.

We would also like two people to jointly curate the art and make sure it is a wide representation or have a strong theme and one or two people to publicise it. Please contact Shai Khalifa or Juanita Deharo or Juko Tempel inworld who will collate names and distribute conditions.

Here are the first four galleries (three are in Laneways which now makes all the interior spaces active across the site) and slurls:

1 – Outdoor three level ‘Festival Gallery’ (construction WIP)

http://slurl.com/secondlife/ABC%20Island/218/64/22

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2 – Laneway’s ‘Fed Sq’ Gallery

http://slurl.com/secondlife/ABC%20Island/38/146/23

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3 – Laneway’s ‘Corridor’ Gallery

http://slurl.com/secondlife/ABC%20Island/80/110/23

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4 – Laneway’s ‘Cafe Gallery

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An interview with everyone’s favourite furry canine, Wolfie Rankin, is featured in the latest Metaverse Journal podcast. Check it out here.

Auntie’s Avatars have just been contacted by Shae Jaxxon who is keen to work with AA’s on the thinking behind an arts community on the island. More details below

Re: #13 in post below.

Jypsy Jaxxon and I are setting up an art gallery in SL to promote our web site www.artsconnect.com.au. It a web portal profiling australian artists. We currently have over 560 of all media eg. painters, fashion designer, writers, film makers, actors, jewelry designers, etc. We charge a small fee for an artsConnect profile but there are no fees for referrals through the site.

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The 3rd Forum is scheduled for Thursday 3 April 08, at 8:30pm AEDT at the Amphitheatre. Shai agreed to facilitate.

These Forums came about because the ABC Friends felt they wanted to contribute to the life of the ABC Second Life presence.

Prior to the first Forum, a backgrounder document was distributed which outlined the reasons for the Forum, how it would run, and what would happen to anything that came out of it.

At the beginning of the Forum each person was issued with a list of the suggestions so far made during IM chat discussions.

The Forum was facilitated by Shai Khalifa, and Abi Goldflake represented ABC interests. A number of people turned up to take part and discussion was kept fairly close on topic.
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These are some notes from me about the ABC admin group. They are just from my own understanding, but I hope they inform your thinking about next week’s meeting. I’m unlikely to be around then because I’m moving the following weekend, but I’ll do my best.

Thanks to Shai for organising the meetings, I think they are pushing things in the right direction :-) It would be great if we could get these administrative things clarified for the new Coordinator, and focus on creating new and exciting things we want to be involved in on the Island. Juko

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These Forums came about because the ABC Friends felt they wanted to contribute to the life of the ABC Second Life presence.

Prior to the first Forum, a backgrounder document was distributed which outlined the reasons for the Forum, how it would run, and what would happen to anything that came out of it.

At the beginning of the Forum each person was issued with a list of the suggestions so far made during IM chat discussions.

The Forum was facilitated by Shai Khalifa, and Abi Goldflake represented ABC interests. A number of people turned up to take part and discussion was kept fairly close on topic.

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ABC FRIENDS FORUM

Thursday 20 March
8:30 pm AEST

The Amphitheatre, ABC Island

There has been a lot of discussion recently about the ABC sim. A number of things have caused this sudden upsurge of active debate, not the least of which was a feeling that ABC island didn’t really represent what it started out as.

It came to light that ABC was also in the process of assessing it’s position with the online presence in SL – one way or another.

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IDEAS PUT FORWARD SO FAR

For discussion point – by – point.

1. Ability to contact ABC admin.
a) ABC Admin have a presence on the island at least once a week for consultation/chat (quadrapop Lane)
b) An SL blog on website (Juanita Deharo)

2. Some way of navigating around the island so that you can come back to start point easily. (quadrapop Lane)
3. Seek film makers and see what they’re doing, then have an ABC film night. (Nicci Lane)

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All welcome to ABC’s 1st year in SL do – Weds eve.

Party with Giants, Special ABC theme Rockit followed by ‘Arty’ Avatar dance, prizes for wildest.

Wednesday 19 March 2008

Times AEDT, all events at top sandbox / moon level.

5.30 – 7.30 – Island closed for preparations

7.30 – 8.30 – Giant Mad Hatters Tea Party, with pressies

8.30 – 9.30 – Wolfies Rockit (On the Moon!) Special ABC quiz edition

9.30 – late – ‘Arty Avatars’, $L prizes and dancing. Bring your wildest avatar for photos, votes and top prize of $1000 for best one.

FORUM ANNOUNCEMENT

Following the Anniversary Party events on Wednesday night, interested ABC Friends, Admin group members and ABC Staff are invited to a discussion forum at 8:30pm AEDT Thursday 20 March, at the Amphitheatre on ABC Island.

The agenda for the meeting has one point: To raise and explore ideas for the future of ABC Island and collate those ideas to be presented to the ABC management.

The outcomes of the Forum will be fed back to the group. Please read the attached notecard for LM and details.

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