Art as Activism (Sydney)

What to Bring

  • If you have any reference imagery or existing sketches you would like to draw from please being them along!

What to Wear

  • Wear clothes that you don’t mind getting paint on – this could get messy!

Art as Activism (Sydney)

About This Class

What You Will Learn

  • Learn ways to create art that generates awareness, stimulates dialogue, changes perception, and inspires positive change around pressing ocean environmental issues.
  • Ways to visually represent environmental issues so that they transcend cultural and linguistic boundaries.
  • Experiment with various markers, brushes, inks and paints, you’ll develop new techniques for creating artworks

What You Get

  • An awesome afternoon learning new skills and approaches to making art
  • Learn how to ‘give a voice’ to environmental issues that you are passionate about
  • All art materials provided including pencils, paper, pens, markers, brushes, paint, panels to paint on

Description

Spencer Keeton Cunningham is an internationally recognised artist known for his large scale mural works. Often activism based, his works combine a sense of playfulness with some ‘heavier’ topics such as Indigenous Rights, Endangered Species and Ocean Conservation.

Cunningham has been traveling on the road for almost 2 years producing work in various countries and cities around the globe, and is a contributing artist/ artivist with Pangeaseed, a non-profit organisation that collaborates with today’s most influential creative minds to draw attention to some of the biggest issues affecting our oceans today such as shark finning, overfishing, rising sea levels and species extinction.

This 4 hour workshop will introduce you to the idea of creating art that generates awareness, stimulates dialogue, changes perception, and inspires positive change around pressing ocean environmental issues. You’ll learn ways to engage with, and educate members of the public and get your message out there in the world, from a rough sketch to a large scale mural.

Spencer will show some short clips and examples of his work to get you inspired, before we dive in to a group brainstorming session where we’ll discuss some current environmental issues and ways to visually represent complex themes so that they transcend cultural and linguistic boundaries.

Experimenting with various markers, brushes, inks and paints, you’ll develop new techniques for creating artworks and large scale murals.

Whether you’re an artist looking to further develop your process, or simply have a passion for the environment, this workshop will get you inspired to take action and give a voice to issues that you are passionate about.

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