Cause & Effect: Artists for Social Change Exhibition

FREE EXHIBITION: 24 May–4 June 2017

As part of Vivid Ideas 2017, Carnival of the Bold and MLC Gallery is presenting "Cause and Effect", a two-week visual arts exhibition by six artists, designed to shine a spotlight on some of the more current and pressing social issues faced by Australian society: War & Conflict, Environmental Destruction and Racism.

The exhibition will prompt audiences to consider and deliberate some complex, multifaceted and sensitive themes, aiming to raise awareness and conversation around these social issues and also give a voice to marginalised communities.

The visual arts exhibition will kick off with a launch night and end with a forum—we invite you to join us for both!

Saturday 27 May 2017 @ 8pm-10pm

Come and meet the six participating artists who developed work for this exhibition. They will share their inspiration, personal connection with the cause, process, reflections, perspectives and hopes. Artists include Andrea Srisurapon, Mandy Schöne-Salter, Marwa Charmand, Miriam Cabello, Sherine Tan and Tia Kass.


Saturday, 3 June 2017 @ 3pm-5pm

Join us for a panel discussion with selected academics, arts workers and directors of NGOs to discuss the themes showcased, what perspectives and insights these artworks bring to the conversation, and how artists can play a more active role as agents for social change. Speakers include Grace Patridge (Amnesty ARTillery Action Group), Jiva Parthipan (STARTTS), Lena Nahlous (Diversity Arts Australia), Mia Zahra (NSW Family & Community Services), Miriam Cabello (MLC Gallery), Paula Abood and Priscilla Brice-Weller (All Together Now).


More about the organisers
We seek to champion the arts for social change. Together, let's create a movement of social change and a coming together of artists and other leaders who drive important issues of our timeto create deeper engagement around social causes. We aspire to bring important issues to the mainstream agenda, raise public consciousness and shine new light on what it means to live with greater humanity.

Information on Access and Inclusion

  • Access to the venue is suitable for wheelchairs (toilets, ramps/lifts etc.) and designated wheelchair spaces are available.
  • The Companion Card is for people with a significant permanent disability, who always need a companion to provide attendant care type support in order to participate at most available community venues and activities.


Vivid Sydney is big – it’s now the largest event of its kind in Australia and in 2017 it’s growing again with a world-class line-up of concert and music performances, public ideas programs, creative industry workshops and conferences. Find exciting new locations to explore this year as Vivid Sydney grows its footprint. See what else is happening in City and Surrounds.

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