Art & Creativity

26 February 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Funny Activism

“Humour is essential to a successful tactician, for the most potent weapons known to mankind are satire and ridicule.” Saul Alinsky, Rules for Radicals In January I was asked by New Tactics in Human Rights to be a conversation leader in their international online dialogue ‘Using Humour to Expose the Ridiculous’. Many excellent tactics and stories […]

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06 June 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Art for Community Power

Following on from the successful Art and Campaigning forum, Holly Hammond and Jessie Boylan are teaming up again to run Art for Community Power. This workshop is part of the Centre for the Human Rights of Imprisoned People (CHRIP) Effective Advocacy Training Program. The program is open to all legal and non-legal advocates and community members, […]

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22 March 2012 ~ 3 Comments

Art and Campaigning

The Art and Campaigning forum went off! The forum was presented by the Melbourne Campaigners’ Network, in collaboration with Arena Project Space, on the evening of Thursday 15 March. The topic sparked interest near and far, so hopefully there will be similar forums popping up in other towns, as well as some interesting spin-offs here […]

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08 March 2012 ~ 1 Comment

Art and Campaigning – in NZ

Last week I travelled to Aotearoa  at the invitation of the Kotare Trust, to facilitate a two day welfare justice workshop. While I was there I heard about the recent ‘Political Poster Art in Aotearoa’ exhibition – a great fit with the upcoming Art and Campaigning forum co-presented by Melbourne Campaigners’ Network and Arena Project […]

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21 February 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Theatre for a Safe Climate

The next Melbourne Campaigners’ Network looks at Art and Campaigning, and it feels like wherever I look there are interesting examples of the intersection between these two things. The Art and Campaigning forum will largely focus on the visual arts, such as photography, drawing and painting, but obviously there are many other significant mediums. Last […]

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06 February 2012 ~ 0 Comments

MCN March: Art & Campaigning

MCN March: Art & Campaigning

Art and Campaigning The Melbourne Campaigner’s Network is a monthly gathering for campaigners, activists, and organisers to discuss ideas, exchange resources and discover new approaches to social change. Four great speakers confirmed: Tom Civil, community graphic designer and artist Arlene TextaQueen, Australia’s felt-tip super-heroine Van Thanh Rudd, artist and activist Jessie Boylan, photomedia artist The […]

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16 November 2011 ~ 4 Comments

Songs and Stories

My friend Anne O’Brien is involved in putting on Songs of Meaning and Power in Sydney, 25 – 27 November. The weekend includes a number of workshops and song sharing circles to connect people with each other and their motivations for activism. This coming weekend I’ll be going along to the Commonground Festival in Victoria […]

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20 September 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Melbourne Festival Highlights

It’s handy when mainstream events include opportunities for social movement learning. Here’s my highlights for this year’s Melbourne Festival. The events vary in cost – you can reduce costs if you gather a group together. Add on a post-event discussion and you’ve got your very own activist education experience! Get in touch if you would […]

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