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Talking to ourselves: why make art?

May 15, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


As part of ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2019 festival, Sarah McConnell’s exhibition ‘Here Today – ‘Defending the takayna/Tarkine’ and the Abbotsford Convent’s Community member, Bridget Nicholson’s ‘Endangered – In danger of…’ will host a discussion; ‘Talking to ourselves: why make art?’ at St Heliers Street Gallery.

Artists; McConnell and Nicholson are exploring ways of drawing attention to a rapidly changing environment and the human role within this.

One question common to both, is how to best reach and connect with new audiences, and spark the kind of understanding and action we need to see? Is the gallery really the right place to present this type of work and how can we harness the power of art as a vehicle for change? Join Sarah and Bridget for an open discussion about the role of art in such a critical time.


May 15, 2019
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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St Heliers Street Gallery
1 St Heliers Street
Abbotsford, Victoria Australia
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