Can creative practice constitute a form of political protest? How can artists also be advocates, activists or anarchists?
Join local speakers as they attempt to answer these questions, in relation to their own intersections of artistic practice and political intent. Speakers include; Michelle Bui (an activist with the Refugee Right Action Network WA), Marziya Mohammedali (a poet, known for documenting several protest movements within Perth), Saoirse Nash and Jakob Boyd from local DIY publisher Hectic Measures Press, and a representative from Climate Strike (the school strikers for climate action).
Hectic times call for creativity, determination and maybe some hectic measures too.
About Michelle Bui
Michelle Bui is an activist with the Refugee Rights Action Network (RRAN) WA. Her engagement in political activism has allowed her to work closely with people seeking asylum both in detention and in the community. She regularly visits people detained at the Yongah Hill Immigration Detention Centre and maintains contact with people incarcerated by the Australian government on Manus Island and Nauru. As part of her work with RRAN she has sought to engage in creative forms of protest in collaboration with people in detention.
About Hectic Measures Press
Hectic Measures Press is a DIY publishing press operating on Noongar Boodja. Focusing on publishing fresh and political local poetry we hope to spread a message of love and solidarity in a world of change and tension, making poetry publishing accessible to those with something important to share. Or as we like to say ‘hectic times call for hectic measures.’
About Marziya Mohammedali
Marziya Mohammedali is a wordsmith, photographer, designer and artist based in Perth, Western Australia. Their creative practice focuses on narratives of dissent, identity, migration and transition, working for social justice. They have documented several protest movements within Perth, including around refugee rights, marriage equality, deaths in custody and anti-racism. They have also been involved in digital activism for various issues in Kenya, particularly around witness intimidation and the preservation of voices affected by political violence through poetry.
When: Tuesday 16 April, 2pm – 3.30pm
Where: Auditorium, City of Perth Library
About the Youth Week WA KickstART Festival
Now in its ninth consecutive year, the Youth Week WA KickstART Festival offers young people aged 12 - 26 an extensive range of free workshops, performances, exhibitions, talks, special events, and new initiatives for 2019.
The Youth Week WA KickstART Festival 2019 is presented by Propel Youth Arts WA, and is funded by the State Government of Western Australia. The KickstART Festival is also supported by Lotterywest, the City of Perth, and the Perth Theatre Trust.