Acting Out: Art that Changes the World (Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
Wednesday September 19, 2018 - 6:15 PM
Level 2, The Wheeler Centre
176 Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3004
Please notify us of all access requirements when booking – contact reception on 03 9094 7800 or email@example.com.
Kirri Dangerfield & Teale Nicholls
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About the Show
‘We don’t have to accept our world as it is, the ways we’re told we should navigate it,’ Steve Lambert has argued. ‘The democratic ideal [is] that we’re not subject to culture: we can create it.’
The guerrilla artist and founder of the New York-based Center for Artistic Activism makes work that is funny, meaningful, accessible and often radical – raising questions about image culture, advertising and the basis of capitalism itself. At this Melbourne Fringe panel discussion, Lambert and Melbourne artists Candy Bowers and Jax Jacki Brown will talk about their methods and motivations in making work that seeks to change the world.
How can art ignite social change? When does activist art become preachy and boring?
Join us for this free conversation at the Wheeler Centre, as we delve into the fine balance of art and activism – from creativity and accessibility to strategy.
This event is presented in partnership with Melbourne Fringe and Arts House.