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    Making Marks: Arts and Social Justice

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    Keynote | Discussion | Graham F Smith Peace Award Presentation for the 2022 Artist in Residence


    Join Wesley Enoch AM, writer and director, in a keynote to explore the generative power of the arts to change hearts and minds, build community and prototype our preferred and just futures.Β 

    The arts touch people deeply by telling stories that bind us and help us understand different cultural reference points. Often as artists, we downplay our influence, preferring to think of arts as a luxury transaction rather than a fundamental to the functioning of a healthy society.Β 

    Arts have healing properties to create empathy-building opportunities, explore problem-solving options, can challenge the status quo, empower the minority or distract you for a moment in times of hardship or trauma.Β 

    The saying β€œto make your mark” means to leave an impression or effect an outcome. If we are to build a stronger society and a more humane and peaceful community, we must find more ways to leave a positive mark.Β 

    Climate Change, The Voice to Parliament, disadvantage and poverty need to be addressed not only through political constructs but also through the cultural - artists taking up the challenge to be relevant and engaged in the aspirations of a community.Β Making Marks that can bring about change.

    The keynote will be followed by a Q+A led by Associate Professor Simone Ulalka Tur, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Indigenous), Flinders University. Internationally-recognised choreographer and director Garry Stewart will MC the evening.

    Light refreshments | Drinks available from the barΒ 

    Limited Tickets. Bookings are essential.

    Funds raised at this event will support the Graham F Smith Peace Award for an Artist in Residence at Assemblage, Flinders University's Centre for Creative Arts.

    A collaboration project.Β For more information about us, visit:

    Graham F SmithΒ Peace FoundationΒ

    Assemblage, Flinders University’s Centre for Creative ArtsΒΒ 

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