Young Activists Workshop
Monday 1 July 2019, 10.30am - 12.30pm
Workshop for participants aged 7 to 12 years
Activism isn't just for adults! Across the world children experience injustices every day simply because they are young. Youth activists like Malala Yousafzai, Greta Thunberg and Georgie Stone show us that often the voices of young people, from marginalised communities, can be much-needed sparks for global change.
Facilitated by artist Deborah Eddy, this fun and inclusive workshop will begin with a brief history of activism and its achievements, before inviting children to create banners and posters on issues that are important to them. The workshop will culminate in a march through Griffith University's South Bank campus!
Parents and caregivers are invited to take part in this event alongside their children.
Deborah Eddy is a feminist artist and current Queensland College of Art Doctor of Visual Arts candidate. Awarded the Griffith University Medal for Academic Excellence in 2017, she was also the recipient of the Feminist Art Collective Residency in Toronto, Canada, in 2018. The Founder and former President of Feminist Art Rebel Collective, Deborah is a two-time finalist in the Gather Art Award (2016, 2018) as well as the Moreton Bay Art Prize, Rotary Art Spectacular and Brisbane Art Prize, and won the Nundah Prize for Sculpture in 2015. Deborah's work has been included in solo and group shows at Random Access Gallery, Syracuse University, New York; Caboolture Regional Gallery; Pine Rivers Art Gallery; The Women's Library Sydney; Royal Queensland Art Society and QCA Galleries.