Explore the positive effects of art in the theatre of global activism. Evaluate the effectiveness of art activism. Use your creative skills to facilitate positive change in your personal and communal worlds. Build confidence in your creativity , share ideas, learn recognise the usefulness of art and ideas as a means of positive change in the modern world.
Using images from our own and others work we will share ideas and processes of creating works. We will discuss why should we bother, what are the benefits?, who benefits?, and how do they benefit? Listen to suggestions on discovering hidden skills, how to build up confidence and become involved, experiment, and have fun. Learn how to promote works and ideas through various media and other vehicles.
Suitable for: all ages
Duration: 60 minutes
Presenters: Mik and Jacquie
Jacquie has spent 25 yrs as a roving arts teacher in Australia. She has facilitated arts workshop experiences with various age groups and abilities including males and females incarcerated in penal institutions. She has engaged in Human Rights (Refugees) public speaking and workshops throughout Australia.
Mik has been a supporter of Survival International, the global movement for tribal peoples' rights, for over 20 years and during this time he was also a Trustee of the charity. For several years he coordinated a local members group helping to spread the word and generate support for the charity. He has led numerous workshops for Survival in both junior and senior schools, at human rights events and at festivals. He also organised and ran a one-day outdoor festival for Survival and a great many music benefit events helping to raise vital funds. Hardworking, reliable and inspiring individuals, committed to human rights and the charity's objectives helping tribal peoples defend their lives, protect their lands and determine their own futures, come join them in their positive and entertaining workshops.