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Art with a social purpose discussed in three FREE events
ART + CLIMATE = CHANGE, billed as 'a festival of provocative climate change related arts and ideas', has just opened at locations in Melbourne and regional Victoria. Featuring 30 curated exhibitions in leading Victorian galleries and museums, along with a rich public program incorporating artist talks, bike tours and open studios, it's worth checking out the wide range of events on offer.
The featured exhibitions and events are headlined by three FREEkeynote presentations by a selection of leading international cultural commentators and artists.
US artist Ed Morris presents the first of three free headline events, on 1st May
On Monday 1st May, from 6.30-8.00pm, Ed Morris, renowned US artist and co-founder of The Canary Project, will present Avowing the Political: Art and Social Change. Drawing on his own projects, Morris will discuss the ways in which artists can contribute to social movements to address climate change.
This presentation will take place at the Carillo Gantner Theatre, Sidney Myer Asia Centre, University of Melbourne, 761 Swanston St, Parkville.
Bookings are essential. To reserve your place, click here.
For more information about this event, click here.
On Wednesday 3rd May, from 6.00-8.00pm, three innovative Australian artists - filmmaker Alex Kelly, Quandamooka woman and artist Megan Cope, and Melbourne-based artist and researcher Amy Spiers – will come together for a panel discussion around Forms of Resistance.
Three innovative artists come together for a panel discussion around forms of resistance. (Image credit: Amy Spiers & Catherine Ryan, Closed to the Public (Protecting Space), 2016. Photo: Marc Doradzillo)
The three will discuss their work, their influences and their ideas around issues of environmental and social justice.
Forms of Resistance is taking place at The Melba Spiegeltent, 35 Johnston Street, Collingwood.
London-based artist and activist Mel Evans presents Artwash: Big Oil and the Arts, based on her book of the same name, on Friday 5th May, from 6.30-8.00pm. Evans undertook years of undercover investigation and research to build a case on how corporate sponsorships erase unsightly environmental destruction.
London based artist Mel Evans presents Artwash: Big Oil and the Arts. (Image credit: Ben Smith)
The venue for Evans' presentation is The Carillo Gantner Theatre, Sidney Myer Asia Centre, University of Melbourne, 761 Swanston St, Parkville.
Bookings are essential. Click here to book your place.