ARTS & SOCIAL CAUSE FORUMSaturday, 3 June 2017 @ 3pm-5pmAs part of Vivid Ideas 2017, join us for a panel discussion with selected academics, arts workers...

Cause & Effect: Arts & Social Cause Forum


107 Redfern St
2016 NSW

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Cause & Effect: Arts & Social Cause Forum

Event Details

Saturday, 3 June 2017 @ 3pm-5pm

As part of Vivid Ideas 2017, join us for a panel discussion with selected academics, arts workers and directors of NGOs to discuss the themes covered by the Cause & Effect exhibition, what perspectives and insights the artworks bring to the conversation, and how artists can play a more active role as agents for social change. Speakers include Grace Patridge, Jiva Parthipan, Lena Nahlous, Mia Zahra, Miriam Cabello, Paula Abood and Priscilla Brice-Weller.

Emcee: Sunil Badami

This forum is part of Cause & Effect, a visual arts exhibition which kicks off with a launch night and ends with this forum — we invite you to join us for both events!


  • Hear stories from heads of NGO, government and arts workers/artists about their projects, their inspiration, successes and challenges.
  • Discuss the themes covered by the Cause & Effect exhibition and see what perspectives and insights the artworks bring to the conversation.
  • Get ideas on how the arts has been used to engage and facilitate social change.
  • Learn interesting ways to engage with your audience or community, or create social impact programs.
  • Meet other like-minded individuals who are also looking to understand how the arts can be used effectively to create social change.

FREE EXHIBITION: 24 May–4 June 2017

Carnival of the Bold and MLC Gallery present "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.


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


  • Be inspired by artists who have championed social change via their art.
  • Hear their perspectives and approach to these social issues.
  • See how the artists can give a voice to marginalised communities and raise the profile of social causes.
  • Meet, network and seed collaborations with an engaged community of artists and changemakers.


Access and Inclusion

  • Wheelchair accessible - Access to the venue is suitable for wheelchairs (toilets, ramps/lifts etc.) and designated wheelchair spaces are available.
  • Companion card - 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.