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, and has a focus on individual and systemic advocacy around prison human rights issues.

Participants in the workshop will:

  • Explore how art can be a powerful tool for social change; to make injustice visible, raise awareness, connect people, and influence power-holders
  • See examples of how art has been used effectively in past community projects and campaigns
  • Hear from artists producing work in support of community struggles
  • Use creative tools to engage with visions and motivations for social change
  • Find out how to work with artists to improve the effectiveness of your projects

Trainers: Holly Hammond, Plan to Win & Jessie Boylan, Arena Project Space, Photomedia Artist + special guests
Date and Time: Wednesday 13 June, 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Address: 52 Pin Oak Crescent, Flemington
Cost: $25/$40
Register: email
Download the full training calendar here

CHRIP is a project of Flat Out Inc. that focuses on education, community capacity building, and systemic advocacy. The work of Flat Out and CHRIP builds on the intrinsic connections between service delivery and systemic social change work that have been present since Flat Out’s inception. This model ensures that the individual needs of women who are criminalised, imprisoned or recently released from prison are met alongside work to address broader structural issues such as poverty, institutional racism and violence. Flat Out is a state wide support and advocacy service for women exiting prison, or who have had contact with the criminal justice system. Flat Out’s vision is that women are not imprisoned; women’s rights are understood and upheld; and there is a compassionate response to personal and social trauma.

Image taken from the Breakdown Press Peace Posters series.