ARTcycle Incorporated is an artist run cycling initiative. We promote art and artist-friendly cycling activities including tours, interactive, cross-discipline and hybrid arts practices.
We are based in Sydney, Australia.
A series of rides will be devised that focus on developing agency through advanced play, i.e. independence, autonomy, self-reliance and competence, and to develop greater awareness of the local environment through direct observation.
month we had a wonderful variety of poems read and perform in the
second and final Aural Anthology for 2013 at the Brett Whiteley Studio.
Next Sunday you have an opportunity to read in an open session at the
launch event for a bi-monthly Sunday poetry and dinner program in 2014,
which we are currently developing with the Carrington Hotel.
Brett Whiteley Studio is closed for renovations, on Sunday, 22nd
September, we will have a special celebratory event at the Carrington Hotel which was Brett Whiteley’s preferred drinking establishment. The event will be the platform for the Sydney launch of the Australian Poetry Journal’s latest edition. Board member and poet Martin Langford will say a few words and Margaret Bradstock will read from the recently released edition and also provide us with a sample from her latest collection, Barnacle Rock, published by Puncher & Wattman. Margaret alongside Brenda Saunders and Colleen Burke will feature as a female trio in October at the Brett Whiteley Studio.
Australian Poetry have a weekly feature online poet and we are pleased to have Sheryl Persson read. Sheryl Persson has featured twice on the AP website and is a poet, writer and educator who has been widely published.
Be entertained by one of Australia’s revered performance poets, writer and musician, Tug Dumbly and his invited Hell Song Gospel Choir ensemble, which includes our talented Sydney musician poetry friend, John Maddox with his custom designed bass.
The event is set to run at a similar time and will be in association with ARTcycle Incorporated, who
are planning a coordinated poetry art cycle that will end at the
Carrington. The art cycle will start at Luna Park and will ride to
Wendy Whiteley’s secret garden before finishing at the Carrington.
Poets on the tour are invited to read at any of the locations and can
register their interest by contacting Gilbert Grace by email: info_at_artcyclesydney.com.
If you are interested in
reading at the launch event, you need only arrive on time and register
early. However, to ensure that you have a secured spot please email
through your interest to Angela; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is a free event and the
Carrington are offering a free drink to everyone who attends! There
will be a special meal deal on offer for a $10 vege or beef pie and
evening menu option from 5pm, including a roast. Please note that the
Carrington is only a two minute walk from the Studio.
Last month we had the second Aural Anthology for 2013 at the Studio.
Aural Anthology II | Sunday 25 August 2013 | Sydney Poetry @ 2 | Brett Whiteley Studio
Saunders Brian Andrews
Meet our September poets:
Margaret Bradstock has six published collections of poetry, including her recently published Barnacle Rock, Puncher & Wattmann, Thepomelo Tree which won the Wesley Michel Wright Prize. She is the editor of Antipodes,
the first anthology of Aboriginal and white poetic responses to
‘settlement’ and is the weekly editor for the online poem of the week
for Australian Poetry Ltd.
Martin Langford Martin has published six books of poetry, including The Human Project: New and Selected Poems and Microtexts, and edited Harbour City Poems: Sydney in Verse 1788-2008.
He is a previous director of the Australian Poetry Festival. He was on
the judging panel for the 2012 Blake Poetry Prize and is currently on
the Australian Poetry Ltd Board.
Persson is a poet, writer and educator. Her poems have been published
widely in Australia and abroad. She has published a collection of poems
and four commissioned non-fiction books. With DiVerse, poets who write
‘ekphrasis’, Sheryl performs regularly at galleries. As ACDN's Auburn
Poet Laureate in 2011, she worked in the community developing poems in
response to Auburn's cultural and linguistic diversity.
Tug Dumbly is the pseudonym of Australian performance poet and musician Geoff Forrester. He has released two albums, Junk Culture Lullabies (2001) and Idiom Savant (2003).
He has been a regular radio commentator for local and national radio
on ABC. He co-hosted a spoken word night Bardflys at The Friend In Hand,
Hotel for many years in Glebe.
Live performance by Tug Dumbly and John Maddox, an ensemble of the Hellsong Gospel Choir. The Hellsong Gospel Choir have a Wednesday residency in September at Five Eliza, in association with the Sydney Fringe.
What would our cities look like if they were designed around cycling rather than cars?
How would it influence designs for shops, clothing, buildings and city planning? Come and explore a future vision of cities built around cycling and how it would influence large brownfield redevelopment sites in Australia. These amazing seminars are supported by a digital display of artworks, architectural propositions and fashion works which illustrate the potentials of a future cycling city.
Speakers for Futurama Reset:
Dr Steven Fleming is an Architect and Urban Planner and a world-renowned expert in the connections between architecture and cycling.
Gilbert Grace is an Australian artist current Masters candidate at Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney University. He is the President of ARTcycle Incorporated, a group which promotes cross-discipline and hybrid arts practices.
Professor Angelina Russo is a designer and Professor of Cultural Practice at the University of Canberra. She runs the small business, CultureCycle, which is dedicated to designing innovative, hi-visibility, handmade knit and crochet cyclewear.
Join ride leaders Gilbert Grace (ARTcycle Inc.) and Angelina Russo (CultureCycle) on a cycling tour of some of Sydney’s best cultural institutions. This tour will visit a number of galleries and museums as well as introducing you to some of the best sights Sydney has to offer. The tour starts in Surry Hills and ends in Pyrmont where we will gather to do a one hour crochet workshop and includes morning and afternoon tea.
WestConnex motorway a subsidy for Sydney Airport car
The proposed WestConnex motorway would double the M5
tunnels and have tunnels joining the airport to the eastern end of the M4
motorway with exits to Camperdown and Leichhardt.The rationale is to provide links for
the airport and Port Botany as well increasing motorway access to the city from
the west and south west.
Sydney Airport runs very profitable parking
stations and they want people to come in cars and pay to park. Despite saying
they want an increase in public transport access to the airport and the removal
of the ticket surcharge on the airport railway stations, they don’t offer to buy
the two stations to reduce the fares.
The port is best served by upgrading the railway line by
duplicating the tracks.All of the
bridges and cuttings were built with room for a second track. The federal
government has spent a billion dollars building a southern freight line to
separate freight trains from the suburban train lines out to the Moorebank
The West Connex will
only increase congestion and pollution in the inner city, but not improve access
for people in the west.Public
transport and active transport are what we need for Sydney.
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Next week you should all receive an invite from Parramatta City Council for the Opening Night Drinks at Parramatta Riverside Theatre on Friday 14 June at 5.30 - 6.30pm, followed by a guided tour of the exhibitions and performances on the Riverside Foreshore.
The Opening Night will also be the International Premiere of Long Time, No See? by Keith Armstrong and collaborators and will be on display in the Raffertys Theatre for guests to view with a workshop running the following day at our partnering venue ICE.
Do The Maths, 350.org's documentary about the
rising movement to solve the climate crises, is premiering in Sydney on
May 16 at 7pm at Redfern Town Hall.
The film will be preceded by a short talk about 350.org by John Collee, screenwriter of
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, Happy Feet, and
Creation, and followed by a QnA session moderated by John around what
350.org is doing in Australia in 2013 and how you can get involved with
the movement. Tickets available at http://dothemathsydney.eventbrite.com.au/
You can also hear Bill McKibben, founder of 350.org, talk in person in
Sydney on June 4, as part of his tour across Australia. Tickets for his
talk are available at http://maths.350.org/australia/
ISEA Bright Future is a kinetic sculpture about communal electricity generation and cooperation in biological organisms.
ISEA Bright Future uses custom 5 modified stationary
bicycles on training stands in a semi-circle to generate audiovisual
rhythms that audiences may actively "play" as an audiovisual instrument
that visually models this and sonically models this.
The interactive installation explores embodied energy and ecological
sustainability - both as it is powered solely by participants' peddling
and through biomimesis of bioluminescene, especially that of fireflies
and how they synchronise their flasing. The title is pronounced "I See A
Bright Future" as it explores the role of cooperation and negotiation
in producing a future that will be dominated by how 'brightness' (ie
lights/energy) is produced. ISEA Bright Future is a companion piece to Wodak's installation Facing Futures Free From Fear, about speculative futures and defuturing in relation to climate change, on at the same time in Sydney (May 22 - June 14).
- Drastically reduced bicycle use since it's introduction.
- Discouraged commuters from using bicycles, as opposed to other forms of transport.
- Lead to a complete failure of our bike-share program.
(Bike-share programs in similar cities have on average 2500% more uptake!)
- Prevented/discouraged new users (locals & tourists alike) from taking up cycling.
- Contrary to popular belief; possibly lead to a HIGHER accidents to number-of-cyclists ratio, according to stats.
- Caused bike lanes/paths, costing the government millions (of our tax money), to lay practically unused.
All case-controlled studies supporting the legislation are all disputed.
A nation-wide review concluded that there was no evidence that the laws had reduced head injuries.
A district court judge agreed that there is no conclusive evidence to the benefits of wearing bicycle helmets.
Most similar/major cities/countries in Europe & elsewhere have successful widespread bicycle patronage, without helmet regulations, with very little in the way of injuries or accidents.
Make your voice heard, and join us in petitioning to repeal this nanny state-esque regulation.
Cycling Australia bikeREGO secures your cycling peace of mind
Cycling Australia has launched a new product designed to enhance bike safety and security and increase the probability of having recovered bikes returned to their rightful owners.
The product, CAbikeREGO, has been piloted over the past 18 months and includes a free registration component for all cyclists. It is estimated that 1 in 10 cyclists are likely to have their bikes stolen within five years, with very few being returned to their rightful owners when recovered. Instead, they are sold at police auctions. CAbikeREGO allows you to simply login, complete your registration with as much detail about your bike as possible. If your bike is stolen, you can login to your profile and update the bike's status online.
If your bike is stolen, a social media event broadcasts your bike details across our network as well as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn social sites, allowing the social network to be on the lookout for your bike. With our integrated scanning technology for all smart phones available free to download from our site, all our members can actively participate in social policing.
When your bike is recovered by the police, they can search our secure database against the details provided by you and ensure your bike is returned as swiftly as possible and not sold at auction.
Should you decide to sell your bike, you can login and remove that bike from your profile. If you replace your bike, you can add it to your profile instead — just don't forget to tell the new owner to register the bike at cabikeREGO.com though!
Register with Cycling Australia bikeREGO today and get on your bike!
Walking and riding are fundamental everyday modes of transport and
are a vital component of Australia's transport system. Many people walk
to local destinations such as their local shops, cafes or services such
as the post office or library. Others walk on a daily basis to their
place of work or study. Most public transport journeys start or end with
a walk to or from the bus or train. Bicycle riding, whilst less
prevalent, is also becoming increasingly popular as a form of transport. On 29 October 2012, the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport released Walking, Riding and Access to Public Transport—Draft report for discussion. The draft report explores how the Australian Government can work with
other governments, business and the community to encourage and support
walking and riding as part of the transport systems in Australia's
cities and towns. More people regularly walking, riding and catching public transport can contribute towards:
Increased capacity in the transport network
Improved public health and reduced healthcare costs
Improved community wellbeing and social cohesiveness
Reduced environmental impacts.
The Department of Infrastructure and Transport seeks your views on
walking and riding for transport purposes, and improved access to public
transport. Your feedback will guide the Department's policy development