Can artists inspire change?
As part of Vivid Ideas, Carnival of the Bold is collaborating with Miriam Cabello who is behind MLC Gallery to present Cause & Effect: Artists for Social Change. The 2-week visual arts exhibition and two forums are 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, prompting audiences to consider and deliberate some complex, multi-faceted and sensitive themes.
The event aims to raise awareness and conversation around these social issues and give a voice to marginalised communities. Miriam will be participating as an artist and curator of the project, together with five other artists; Andrea Srisurapon, Mandy Schöne-Salter, Marwa Charmand, Sherine Tan and Tia Kass.
We chat to Miriam about her inspiration, personal connection with the cause, reflections, and hopes for this project.
Q: Tell us a bit about yourself.
Together with my brother Victor, we grew a graphic design business and over time, I was able to spend more time with my true companion, oil painting. Since 2005, I have dedicated myself full-time to my passion for art and education and have been awarded and recognised for my efforts.
Q: As an artist, who or what is your inspiration.
Q: Why are you passionate about using your art to convey social issues?
Q: What can people expect from Cause & Effect?
Miriam is presenting at the Vivid Ideas event Cause & Effect: Artists for Social Change, Saturday 3 June 3.00pm.