Are you 15 – 25 years old, and have something to say about life in Canberra?
Join Future Faces, a two-day workshop re-making the Woden streetscape with a giant photo-mural showing what young people think about our city, now and into the future.
Together with artist Kate Matthews and PhotoAccess, you’ll share ideas, create paste-up street art and have fun celebrating the belated ACT Youth Week 2020 with a statement about the power of us!
Young people of all backgrounds are very welcome, and you don’t need any experience in art … or activism.
On Saturday the 5th December, we’ll come together and begin with a discussion covering what we, as young people, find most important in our community now and into the future. This may be climate change, access to education, employment, or safety issues. Everyone will have a voice, and any topic thats important to you, is important to us. We’ll discuss how young people such as Greta Thunberg and Malala Yousafzai have led young people to action across the globe, and how we can follow in their footsteps.
Then, the creative stuff. We will find images relevant to topics discussed for a collage, which will form our giant mural. The mural can involve photographs, paints, text or whatever medium you think appropriate! To represent our youthful voice, we’ll take portraits of each other to incorporate into the mural. This is art as activism at its finest.
Then, on Sunday the 6th December, we will reconvene and meet at the Woden legal graffiti site where we will live collage and paste -up our images and faces. Paste-up is a non toxic method of gluing works to any surface, and allows us to freeform dictate how our mural will look!
Date: Saturday and Sunday 5th and 6th December, 12pm – 3pm
Location: Saturday the 5th December at PhotoAccess. Sunday the 6th December in Woden!
Cost: FREE however sign up below to ensure your space!
Kate is a local Canberra artist who was imported from Melbourne many years ago. Her artistic practice explores the pluralities within public space, with a focus on the invisible barriers to accessibility and empowerment in public realms. Photomedia based, she creates large scale montage murals and pastes them up on the street or in the gallery. Kate has exhibited internationally and across Australia, and was most recently commissioned by the ACT Legislative Assembly to create a public work.
Image credit: Self-portrait, 2020, by Kate Matthews.