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Art / Politics / Action in Collingwood

April 25, 2017

Over one week, from 30th April – 6th May, at various locations across Collingwood, leading international and Australian artists will plot, design, critique, share and mobilise around issues of environmental and social justice.

With political tensions mounting across the globe, with human disagreement, conflict and aggression continuing to cause suffering and pain, and with the world edging ever closer to a level of irreversible climate change that will impact us all, artists work to not only reflect and comment, but to shape the way in which we deal with these environmental and humanitarian crises.

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.

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.

ART / POLITICS / ACTION is 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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Feature Image: Kelly Doley, Cold Calling a Revolution, participatory performance and installation, UNSW Art and Design gallery, Sydney as part of the John Fries Award, 2015. Photo: Jessica Maurer

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