A Centre for Everything and ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2017 present
Artist-led symposium, April 30-May 7 2017

At this critical juncture in history, artists work to not only reflect and comment, but shape the way in which we deal with environmental and humanitarian crises. Over one week, leading international and Australian artists will plot, design, critique, share and mobilise around issues of environmental and social justice.

  Image: Liberate Tate,  Human Cost    (Tate Britain, 2011) (c) Amy Scaife 2011

Image: Liberate Tate, Human Cost (Tate Britain, 2011) (c) Amy Scaife 2011

ART / POLITICS / ACTION is an artist-led symposium on the intersection between contemporary art and activism. The program consists of both public events and an Artist Intensive with a view to foster connectivity, critique and the creation of new collaborative works around urgent issues of our times.

Presenter-participants include UK-based artist and activist Mel Evans (Liberate Tate, ArtWash: Big Oil and the Arts), Central Australian filmmaker and activist Alex Kelly (Something Somewhere Film Festival, Queen of the Desert), Melbourne-based Quandamooka artist Megan Cope (proppaNOW, This is No Fantasy), Melbourne-based artist and researcher Amy Spiers (Miranda Must Go, Closed to the Public), Sydney-based artist Kelly Doley (Assembly for Alternative Futures, Barbara Cleveland) and Melbourne-based artist Gabrielle de Vietri (A Centre for Everything).

The Artist Intensive will see a core group of artists undertake workshops, discussions, case studies and shared meals, examining and collectivising around the various ways in which money, environment, culture and ethics collide. Artist Intensive workshops are open to practicing artists and arts workers from all fields with an interest in politically-engaged practice. 

Applications for the artist intensive are now open.

30 April - 6 May 2017
Various locations, Collingwood, Victoria
Applications close midnight March 26 2017


Artwash: Big Oil & the Arts - Public Lecture by Mel Evans
6-8pm Friday 5 May 2017. Free. Bookings open in March 2017.

Forms of Resistance - Panel discussion with Alex Kelly, Megan Cope, Amy Spiers
6-8pm Wednesday May 3 2017. Free. Bookings open in March 2017.

For more information, visit ART / POLITICS / ACTION

The events are supported by the City of Yarra and presented by A Centre for Everything and CLIMARTE as part of ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2017, a festival of art exhibitions and events seeking to harness the creative power of the arts to inform, engage and inspire action on climate change.

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