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Our theme design is here — congrats to all

[bra_dropcaps style=’dropcap2′]M[/bra_dropcaps]eet the face of our Revolutionary theme this year. Madeline Snow’s design was chosen from four other designs that were submitted as part of our Community Design Labs. It will grace the cover of our guides, Facebook pages, wristbands, stickers and other design collateral.

At a Burn, what you see is what you make and we’ve developed the Community Design Labs as a way to tap into the talents of our creative community melting pot. The theme itself — Revolution — was also selected from a pooling of community ideas and a shortlisting through one of our Seedtech tools – Town Hall Social. To see what else is created via this portal, check out the page here.

Thanks to all those who shared their Revolutionary ideas. You can have a look at them here and we’ll also have them on display at Centre Camp during the event.

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Burners on a mission? No WAY!!!!??

[bra_dropcaps style=’dropcap2′]Y[/bra_dropcaps]es way. Meet the Beneficent Burners. You don’t even have to be able to pronounce it to be a part of it. This beautiful crew of like-minded and inspired Sydney Burners not only have the passion, love, intelligence and creativity to bring burner culture into the wider world but they have the looks to go with it. They are all so pretty!

Energy and love — Yeah!

Tristen Tan, a founder member of the Beneficent Burners based in a secret location somewhere in Sydney says the ultimate goal is to cultivate the energy, love, compassion and fun that we get from the Burning Man community and do some freakin’ good with it.

“Since we set the group up in January we’ve run three workshops and grown to about 60 members,” says Tristen. “Last year’s Seed was my first ever Burn event – I found my people and knew instantly there was more I could do to bring the vibe of burner culture out into the world.

“The incredible mix of talent and passion of those who turned up to our first meet-up in January proved me right – there was something very beautiful sprouting here and I couldn’t possibly be more proud to be a part of it.

“We have our next meet-up mid April in Sydney – it’s an organic and really social thing, not super formal or process driven – but we do wanna get things done.”

2015 projects

The Beneficent Burners are looking to complete two major projects in 2015, potentially one focused on community and one on the environment. Smaller beneficent side-adventures are encouraged via the new network that you can find AND JOIN on Facebook.

If you are keen to get something going then post on the group or get in touch with any of the Beneficent Burners you have met to make it happen.

Can you feel that? It’s your love bone wanting to find out more. Visit Beneficent Burners at https://www.facebook.com/groups/beneficentburnerssydney/

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The big wrap: 2014 AfterBurn report

[bra_dropcaps style=’dropcap2′]I[/bra_dropcaps]t’s here! Da big wrap! Every year, our dedicated Team Leads and Crew get together post-Seed to review the event — what went well, what didn’t go so well, and recommendations for how we can make the next year even better!

Each Team develops a detailed report and we’ve summarised them all here in this handy, er… summary. You’ll find pdfs the full Team AfterBurn reports below.

You — the community — make Seed what it is. We’ve seen huge growth at Seed in a relatively short time, and it’s your engagement — your creativity, your passion and active participation — will help to make sure that, as a community, we manage that growth in a sustainable way.

Take a look at the AfterBurn summary, take a deeper look through the full reports and let us know how you want to get involved in helping to make the good stuff better, helping to fix what didn’t work so well last year, and helping to implement recommendations identified for 2015.

Let’s do this!!

Note: To read the flipbook, press the magnifying class under the book and it will allow you to zoom in and read the text. To return to the layout view, just press the magnifying glass again.

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Individual team reports

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Art and Theme Camp applications are a go!

Annnnnnnnddddd we’re off! Art grants and Theme Camp applications have opened, so let those creative urges rip!

Theme Camp applications

Our illustrious Theme Camp team is keen to see more of last year’s mash-up mayhem, with theatrical camps, food stops, healing spaces, chill pads and acoustic stages rounding out our city’s onnz, oonz, oonz soundscape. This year, applications will close on July 1 so there is more time to plan our cityscape.

Key dates:
  • April 2: Theme Camp applications open
  • July 1: Theme Camp applications close

For handy tips and how-tos, check out our online Theme Camp guide. Wanna yak with a Theme Camp sparkle pony? Drop them line at themecamps@burningseed.com

Register your Theme Camp here. [bra_divider height=’10’][bra_divider height=’10’]Art grant applications

Our team has shown a whole lotta art this year by bringing grant applications forward by a month and increasing the grants – awhhhh, aren’t they great?  Now you have more time and mula to share that idea – big or small.

When it comes to the latter, don’t sweat the small stuff – just have a go. At a Burn, you don’t have to be an ‘artist’ to make art – we are all the art and soul of this creative enterprise.

And for those thinking big this year, we’re keen to have more of you onboard too. Our intrepid ARTery teamsters are here to support you by assessing your submissions and helping you realise them. They will also allocate grants during the submission period, rather than waiting till the end of the application process to let people know whether they were successful.

This year, small art grants are up to $1000 and large art grants are up to $5000.

Small art grant application dates:
  • April 2: small art grant applications open
  • July 5: small art grant applications close
  • August 2: all small art grants are finalised
Large art grant application dates:
  • April 2: large art grant applications open
  • June 1: large art grant applications close
  • April 1 – June 28: the ARTery team works with each artist to assess and help realise feasible art works. Art grants will be allocated throughout this period.
  • June 28: all large art grants are finalised

Please note that if you apply for an art grant, you don’t have to fill out an art registration form as well. The art registration form is only for those who are bringing art but not applying for grants.

Apply for your art grant here

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Bigger, better, burnier!

[bra_dropcaps style=’dropcap2′]U[/bra_dropcaps]m, so, like are you sitting down? So, Australia’s THIRD annual Burn for 2015 has just been named. The community has voted, and the 2015 Queensland Burn will be known as MODIFYRE!!!

The Burner community in Downunderland has seen phenomenal growth in recent years, and the Burner cultural calendar is sure looking pretty, with Blazing Swan in WA this week, Queensland’s Modifyre planned for early July and Burning Seed lighting up NSW in October.

Hang on — Precon?

You’re right! It only seems like a few weeks since the inaugural Queensland burn — PreConception — which was held last year at the Yarramalong camping grounds in Charlwood, 14-17 November.

The Burn brought 105 people together for a pretty intense gig, which you can read all about in the Preconception AfterBurn Report. And some of it continues to live on in the Phage, PreConception’s combined Effigy/Temple. You can see the Phage at Modifyre, thanks to the safety-conscious cats in the Queensland Fire Service, who imposed a totes fire ban on the night the structure was set to go blazy.

Check out these pix from the event. There’s just not enough time in the year for all that fun to go around….

Our Queensland cousins are now calling for creative hands and minds to contribute to the 2015 event. Whether it’s costumes, Theme Camps, workshops or art, get your creative oonz on at Modifyre — and keep your July diary clear.

More details and a website on Modifyre are coming soon! To join the crew, contact crewformodifyre@gmail.com

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Bear essentials

Bear

[bra_dropcaps style=’dropcap2′]B[/bra_dropcaps]urning Seed’s very own Rangers Team Lead Bear made his mark (er, lolz because his real name is Mark) on Canberra’s Art, Not Apart Festival in March with a massive climbable sculpture — KAOTIKA — built with six tonnes of railway sleepers.

When he’s not being awesome at Seed, Bear is a Canberra-based geographer, carpenter and artist. His agent says he is “most comfortable working with his hands and body to create physical objects he can touch, feel, navigate through or around, manipulate and otherwise interact with”. Respeck for that agent.

Check out his monolithic timber sculpture made from railroad sleepers and towering four metres above the Nishi Gallery in the John Avery Gardens.

We love you Bear and we’re proud of you!

Keep an eye on the Canberra Burners for other creative endeavours coming to Seed.

Do you wanna be like Bear? Or nothing like him? You can do both by getting your own creative arty juices flowing our way and soaking us with your talent via Artery or with a Theme Camp!

Applications have just opened for both Theme Camp rego and art grants. 

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A face to launch a thousand Seeds — which one do you like?

[bra_dropcaps style=’dropcap2′]W[/bra_dropcaps]e’ve been searching for a face to call our own,  and so we ran a Community Design Lab to find Seed a new logo.  And you people sure showed us! Check out the talent pool below. There are five people with a range of submissions, and we’re keen to hear your thoughts on which one you see representing Seed — now and into the future.  [bra_border_divider top=’20’ bottom=’20’]

For further format examples of each design, click on the box at the bottom of each section.

Pedro Altuna

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Pedro Altuna logo no 3

Logo number 3

Design inspiration

This logo is about love, Interconnectedness, nature and harmony. The love element is based on a true love story which started at last years Burning Seed event!

It’s a symbol which aims to create a balance between female and male energy. Its open and playful and inspires people to be creative and thrive. I was also inspired by the original design and felt it was important to keep a relationship to this.

Due to the last-minute awareness of this project I was only able to generate a logo.. If you decide to continue working on this design I would love the opportunity to spend more time on the typography and further finalise the logo and colours.

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Lauren Massy

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Design inspiration

I have taken a symbolic rather than literal approach to the seed logo, as Burning Seed is means different things to different people, and as such the logo should be abstract and interpretable. Taking an organic approach, inspired by aboriginal style of painting, the logo has the seed at centre surrounded by rings representing the constant cycle of destruction (fire) and growth (seed), as well as paying homage to the natural landscape of our Australian earth.[bra_border_divider top=’20’ bottom=’20’]

James Wickham

James Wickham Logo

Design inspiration

My inspiration was the fire of Australian bush that is needed to turn seeds into life. I thought the seed was the simplest icon to use for a solid icon, which fits nicely with the two yin-yang style sides, producing the shape of a flame and the shape of a gum leaf. The split in the seed symbolises the catalyst of one’s soul being burnt by the experience of the burningman experience, which causes it to grow into new life – like the Australian bush does after a bush fire. The split also forms the shape of an “S” for Seed, which is also handy!

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Ken Baird

Ken Baird logo

Design inspiration

Whilst trying to encapsulate the 10 principles, focus fell on the playa, the people and the purpose of the event. I also wanted to highlight what day vs night offers, and how the event is more than 24 hours a day – it’s 365 days per year.

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Shelley Watson

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Design inspiration

Red Earth. I wanted to represent Australia as fire in both form and colour – a continent on fire! The flame shapes also denote the different states / territories (not literally) burning together as one, with Tasmania a simple flame linking the words with the illustration. And I also wanted a link to the existing logo as I felt continuity was important – this is achieved through colour, flame and a simple lowercase typeface.

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Join the crew and role with us!!


[bra_dropcaps style=’dropcap2′]Y[/bra_dropcaps]o! Hola! 
So, we need hearts and hands and minds… and you wanna feel a greater connection with your tribe — right? Right? Well here’s your chance! Whether you build houses or websites, cook for people or cook the books, fix bodies or fix bad copy (ahem!)…

WE WANT YOU, WE WANT YOU, WE WANT YOU ON COMMUNITY CREW!

We’re six months out from the Burn and we’re recruiting for key Community Crew roles RIGHT NOW!

Our Burn has grown so much in only a short time and we need your help to create an even bigger, better, burnier Seed in 2015. So, these skill sets are always in demand: lawyers, accountants, builders, carpenters, doctors, nurses, paramedics, graphic designers, content writers, editors, web designers, project managers and event managers (phew!)

But we’re open to anyone who wants to invest time ahead of the burn, on-site or after the event. Check out these job role descriptions below and get in touch QUICK! if you’re interested to find out more:

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To register for more opportunities and to join the crew, get in touch with our Crew Wrangling team. To take a look at other roles, check out our participation portal.

GO YOU!!

Pic thanks to Shaan Ali

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Get down n dirty with Red Earth Ecology

[bra_dropcaps style=’dropcap2′]C[/bra_dropcaps]ome get dirty with a bunch of Burners — nooooooo, not that kinda dirty. Cheeky! We do that all time. Nup, we’re offering you the chance to connect with Country, learn about the district’s ecosystems and build stronger ties with the local community by joining Red Earth Ecology on another biodiversity planting weekend on 1-3 May.

Red Earth Ecology is building on the momentum and success of last year’s project by organising a biodiversity planting at a property close to the Seed site. These plantings are an annual project that help strengthen the links between Burning Seed and the surrounding land and locals.

They’re looking for about 20 community members like YOU to join the crew. Help give something back to the people and place where we play, leave a positive trace, have fun and connect with other Burners towards a common goal. No, not BACON (although there will be plenty of that) – BIODIVERSITY! For a little sneaky squiz, check out the pics from last time.

This year the team will also work with skilled-up Burners to assess the Carbon footprint of Burning Seed 2015 so that we can offset our emissions accurately next year. Red Earth Ecology is also increasing its visibility this year at Seed, with MORE bush walks (which conveniently end at Red Earth Brewery during happy hour), and MORE education about the Red Earth City ecosystem online and at site.

For more information, contact maddock.helios@gmail.com