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 and 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!

LAUNCH NIGHT & ARTIST SHOWCASE
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.

Emcee: Eleanor Jackson​

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ARTS & SOCIAL CAUSE FORUM
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).

Emcee: Sunil Badami

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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 time — to 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.