Use art as a tool for social change, and lets change our world for good!
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
- How to take a big idea or complex issue and turn it into hard-hitting art that will get your message across
- All materials provided :)
- A concept/issue/idea that you care about or a cause you believe in to use for your drawing
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Work-Shop is a creative concept that will broaden your horizons and help you unleash your inner awesome. We provide affordable short courses in life skills and alternative art. We’ve teamed up with Australia’s brightest creative minds to share their knowledge and help teach you a new skill.
From printmaking and stencil art through to music and gardening. From life skills and personal development through to blending tea and parkour, we offer a broad range of fun and creative short courses to suit our time poor lives. We will inspire you to pick up that pen, paintbrush, hammer or sewing machine and flick the switch that will kickstart a whole new way of life.
Locations: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Fremantle
Work-Shop requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event commencing. If you do miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. For cancellations prior to the 48 hour cut off, email firstname.lastname@example.org to organise a refund or transfer.
We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes, however, let’s face it… sometimes shit happens! Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.
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Work-Shop requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. If you miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. Email email@example.com to organise a refund.
We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes. Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.