ACTIVIST CARTOONING Sun
18 Feb
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ACTIVIST CARTOONING

5:30PM
$50

Under the Common Pavilion with WORK-SHOP

Use art as a tool for social change, and lets change our world for good!
Alwy Fadhel is a Welcome Studio artist, an art-based social enterprise partnering with people seeking asylum to create positive social change and spread a message of ‘welcome’. Welcome Studio artists are from refugee backgrounds or are currently seeking asylum in Australia. They bring and share art and craft skills from their own cultures and experiences that enrich our Australian culture and society. Profits from these workshops will fund community projects and art workshops with Sydney’s refugee community.

Find more on Welcome Studio at www.welcomestudio.com.au

Mahmoud Salameh is a Syrian/Palestinian cartoonist, TV animator, film-maker & art activist whose refugee-related cartoons have been used by the Guardian, and who has worked closely in support of Behrouz Boochani, journalist, and ‘Eaten Fish’, fellow cartoonist, both of whom are currently refugees detained on Manus Island. As a refugee himself, Mahmoud also spent 17 months in Australian immigration detention.

Mahmoud’s work focuses on themes of human rights issues, the refugee experience, the war in his home country, Syria and the struggles of the country of his family, Palestine.  Through techniques used by journalists and activists around the world, we’ll be learning how to take a big idea or complex issue and turn it into a hard-hitting drawn image that will get your message across. Mahmoud will lead an exploration into basic cartooning techniques and activism, such as drawing basic characters and workshopping ideas, teaching the class to convey a message or big idea through an art. He will also share his experiences as an activist & cartoonist both in Syria and now in Australia.

Bring with you a concept/story/issue that you are passionate about – whether it is something political, a human rights issue, a family story, or that your community veggie patch is continually raided by an unknown suspect, and learn to convey this issue through art, simply & with impact.

*This class is part of a new workshop series ‘Art From The World,’ an initiative led by Work-Shop and Welcome Studio.

Mahmoud Salameh is a Welcome Studio artist, an art-based social enterprise partnering with people seeking asylum to create positive social change and spread a message of ‘welcome’. Welcome Studio artists are from refugee backgrounds or are currently seeking asylum in Australia. They bring and share art and craft skills from their own cultures and experiences that enrich our Australian culture and society. Profits from these workshops will fund community projects and art workshops with Sydney’s refugee community. Find more on Welcome Studio at www.welcomestudio.com.au

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Sunday 3 December // Natural Indigo Sunday Social
Thursday 7 December // The Succulent Garden
Saturday 9 December // Native Stingless Beekeeping

 

  

 

WORKSHOPS WITH POCKET CITY FARMS

 

Pocket City Farms is a productive hub the local community can gather to learn about all things farming and food growing, buy local produce grown with organic principles, participate in the volunteer program, and take part in many workshops and events.

In the surrounds of their productive green space in the city Pocket City Farms run regular workshops across a range of sustainable lifestyle topics from growing food in small spaces to native stingless beekeeping, and wooden spoon carving to natural indigo dyeing.

They hold monthly crop swaps with Crop Swap Sydney for trading home harvests, as well as weekly volunteer sessions enabling you to dig your hands in the soil and learn food growing skills direct from the farmer. Meanwhile you can also take a yoga class outdoors overlooking the farm, or bring the kids along for a Little Farmers session.

The produce from their ecological market garden is available each week at the Pocket City Farm Store, along with other goods from local producers, including organic sourdough and local tea.

 

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