Amnesty International present National Rounds of ARTillery 2011.
Founded in Perth 2008, the not-for-profit volunteer run festival's goal is to get young people talking about human rights. Up and coming visual artists, musicians, actors, dancers and spoken word artists in Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane and Canberra are challenged to communicate human rights messages through their different art forms.
Amnesty International's work focuses on individuals at risk of human rights violations.
The whole-festival focus this year is on Amnesty International's Individuals at Risk campaign, which advocates for individuals around the world whose human rights are at risk of violation. The festival challenges artists to respond in a way that demonstrates their ability to engage in the subject matter.
Festival Founder Roxy Moore said the best thing about ARTillery events is the atmosphere;
"I am constantly blown away by the work produced," Moore said. "The artists connect with the issues in a really personal way, which produces powerful art and an awesome atmosphere" (Amnesty International, 2011).