A solidarity event where young creative people who identify as Asian can take part in meaningful conversations about self, identity and creative practices in a supportive space.
‘Imagined Migrant Futures’ is a community art project that responds to the histories of Asian migration into WA with creative intervention, cultural storytelling, speculative fiction and fantasy. This meet-up event will be facilitated in person by local artists Patrick Gunasekera and Steven Finch, and virtually facilitated Gabby Loo.
About Asian Creative Network
Asian Creative Network is a group dedicated to Asians who dare to break the mould. While there is nothing wrong with going after the more conventional paths focused on STEM, this group is here for those who found their true passions in the arts. People who might have had to fight past parental disapproval, judgement from their peers, and their own self-doubt to go down the road less travelled. Whether the journey has been easy going or you’ve had to go through some of the most difficult seasons of your life, this community is here to support you.
About Patrick Gunasekera and Gabby Loo
Patrick Gunasekera is an emerging interdisciplinary artist working in performance, theatre, and poetry. His creative practice disrupts social sites of power and challenges the conditions of whiteness, ableism, and cisheteronormativity to engage in a destabilisation of systemic oppression across different social contexts.
Gabby Loo is an emerging multidisciplinary artist, curator and community arts facilitator. She is a second-generation migrant of a Shan (Myanmar) and Chinese background. Her artistic practice involves documenting and reinterpreting fragments from her personal history, identities and localities. She is currently interested in mixed media textile artworks and sustainable clothes making.
When: Monday 15 April, 3.30pm - 6pm
Where: Meet in Main Foyer, State Library of WA
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.