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Does Art = Activism?
This workshop is sponsored by the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre and The Australian Sociological Association.

Art, and its creation and production, is often seen as a pathway to activism, communicating concrete events through abstract forms, expressing resistance and/or community solidarity, and serving as a tool for healing, reconciliation, and memorialization. But art can also reflect a staid status quo and an acceptance of current power structures.

This online workshop will bring together artists, activists, curators and scholars to interrogate art’s role in activism and social change.

Contributors:
- Dr Susan Banki, Director, Master of Social Justice, University of Sydney
- Diego Bonetto, artist, forager, naturalist and award-winning cultural worker
- Marty Branagan, artistic activist
- Matt Cox, curator of Asian art, Art Gallery of New South Wales
- John Cruthers, Director, 16Albermarle Art Gallery
- Sherre DeLys, sound artist
- Laura Fisher, artist, writer and social researcher, Honorary Fellow, University of Wollongong
- Alison Francis, postgraduate student, University of Sydney
- Helen Grace, Associate, Department of Gender and Cultural Studies, University of Sydney
- Professor Mark Ledbury, Professor of Art History and Visual Culture, University of Sydney, Director of the Power Institute
- Anne Loxley, Executive Director, Information and Cultural Exchange, Parramatta
- Dr Yvonne Low, art historian and lecturer in Asian Art, University of Sydney
- Dr Alyce McGovern, Associate Professor of Criminology, UNSW Sydney
- Dr Natali Pearson, Sydney Southeast Asia Centre, University of Sydney
- Leanne Thompson, multidisciplinary artist

Please note that by registering for this event, you will automatically be subscribed to the SSEAC mailing list. Should you have any questions or wish to discuss accessibility requirements, please feel free to email: sseac@sydney.edu.au.

Artwork: 'We make art in peace series: 52 hands' (2021) by Kyaw Htoo Bala.

Nov 29, 2021 03:30 PM in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

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