One of the visions of the Art of Resistance project is to see a community of people who effect social change and respond to injustice through their creativity. Art enables us to imagine new realities to the one the world has offered, and to impact others to do the same.
On August 18th TEAR gathered together over 100 people, both artists and art-lovers, in the first Art of Resistance event. Held at the Annandale Creative Arts Centre, the aim was to create space for people responding to injustice through art, for people be inspired by the expressions of others, and for artists to connect in community.
Over 20 artists submitted creative works of different mediums (visual arts, poetry, music and dance) which reflected on the concepts of “Enough”, the kingdom and justice of God, and inequality. The evening was split into two sections: an exhibition of visual arts followed by a showcase of music, dance and performance poetry (over dinner and chai!)
A similar event was also held in Melbourne on August 22nd. Both events challenged those in attendance to create art to express their faith, their vision for the future and their discontent about the injustice in our world.
Thanks to all the artists who got involved and to all who attended. If you’d like to take some follow up action we’d encourage you to keep creating and submitting works to this website, or coming here to enjoy the works of others.
For those in Brisbane, there is an event scheduled on September 14.
The Art of Resistance team are hoping to present another Sydney event in early 2013, so keep checking this blog and the TEAR Australia Facebook page for details.