Every Cause has its Effect. Every Effect has its Cause.
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.